Defense Policy News

If you want to stay up-to-date with defense policy, the armed services, and America's position in conflicts around the world, sign up for the Wiser defense policy news digest. It covers the latest debates, laws and decisions that affect the nation's security, and the way in which the military operates. Those decisions matter as they directly impact on the lives of those who serve in the military, as well as protecting the lives and lifestyles of everyday Americans living at home and abroad. The defense policies of other countries matter too, as does the diplomatic maneuverings between governments. Defense policy has to deal with a changing world that includes traditionally structured enemies with administrations and organized armies. But it also has to deal with new enemies that don't follow the same rules but still have the ability to cause death and destruction. You can stay involved in the debate over defense policy as it deals with these new realities by signing up for the Wiser defense policy news email. Register for free to receive a daily digest of the latest news and information from the most respected sources on the internet.

Recent Defense Policy News Coverage
 
Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, July 26, 2017
 
Recommended for you
Top Stories: Trump Against Transgender U.S. Military Personnel; French Fires
NPR • Korva Coleman
US creates stricter rules for sanctuary city grant money in crackdown
The Guardian • Associated Press
Trump announces ban on transgender people in U.S. military
Washington Post • Abby Phillip
Trump: Transgender people will not be allowed to serve 'in any capacity' in the U.S. military
Los Angeles Times • Associated Press
Trump Says Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed to Serve in U.S. Military
Bloomberg
Trump loves nepotism. That can be bad for democracy.
Washington Post • Amanda Erickson
Mexico City has mostly been spared from grisly drug violence. Now that may be changing.
Washington Post • David Agren
What would happen if the United States totally disengaged from Afghanistan?
Washington Post • Max Bearak
The Latest: EU migrant relocation reached record in June
Washington Post • Associated Press
SitRep: Congress Tells Trump They’re Watching Russia; Pence Wades into Pentagon Transgender Fight
Foreign Policy • Paul Mcleary
 
Recommended for You
Defense Policy, Health Care Industry
Top Stories: Trump Against Transgender U.S. Military Personnel; French Fires
NPRKorva Coleman
Good morning, here are our early stories: — Trump Says Transgender People Can't Serve In Military. — French Wildfires Force 12,000 People To Flee Coastal Resort Areas. — After A Year In Space, The Air Hasn't Gone Out Of NASA's Inflated Module....
Share
Homeland Security, Law
US creates stricter rules for sanctuary city grant money in crackdown
The GuardianAssociated Press
The justice department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities on Tuesday, saying it will no longer award coveted grant money to cities unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice when someone in the country...
Share
Defense Policy, Politics & Policy
Trump announces ban on transgender people in U.S. military
Washington PostAbby Phillip
President Trump ducks his head as he steps off Marine One after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House, on Tuesday. (Alex Brandon/AP) Despite the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" in 2011, there are still military personnel serving in...
Share
Defense Policy
Trump: Transgender people will not be allowed to serve 'in any capacity' in the U.S. military
Los Angeles TimesAssociated Press
President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity” in the U.S. armed forces. Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that after consulting with “Generals and military experts,” that the government “will not accept or allow Transgender individuals...
Share
Defense Policy
Trump Says Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed to Serve in U.S. Military
Bloomberg
Washington (AP) -- Trump: Transgender people will not be allowed to serve 'in any capacity' in the US military.
Share
International Security, World Politics
Trump loves nepotism. That can be bad for democracy.
Washington PostAmanda Erickson
Donald Trump, accompanied by, from left, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump and Ivanka Trump, at the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel in Washington in October. (Jabin Botsford/The ) You’re all set! See all newsletters What these...
Share
International Security, World Politics
Mexico City has mostly been spared from grisly drug violence. Now that may be changing.
Washington PostDavid Agren
Firefighters and police officers work at the scene of a shootout in which eight alleged drug traffickers, including cartel boss Felipe de Jesús Pérez Luna, were shot dead by Mexican marines in Mexico City on July 20. (Pedro Pardo/Agence France-Presse via Getty...
Share
International Security, World Politics
What would happen if the United States totally disengaged from Afghanistan?
Washington PostMax Bearak
The way the war is going, many Americans may be wondering why their government is still in the country at all.
Share
International Security
The Latest: EU migrant relocation reached record in June
Washington PostAssociated Press
The Latest on asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe (all times local):
Share
Defense Policy, Elections & Polls
SitRep: Congress Tells Trump They’re Watching Russia; Pence Wades into Pentagon Transgender Fight
Foreign PolicyPaul Mcleary
With Adam Rawnsley and Robbie Gramer Play Video Play Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Remaining Time -0:00 This is a modal window. Foreground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Opaque Background --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow...
Share