Hagel's push from the Pentagon was about more than just ISIS and White House politics.
The Defense Department's response time to the Ebola crisis and ISIS fight -- and the money to pay for such operations -- is being severely limited by the lengthy legislative process and the brewing budget war in Congress.
The Obama administration is embarking on a multibillion-dollar nuclear spending spree. Problem is, none of it is necessary.
There's something fishy about the U.S. Navy wanting to create a new fund to pay for nuclear submarines -- so it can also pay for other ships.
The next-generation F-35, the most expensive plane ever built, may be too dangerous to fly. Why is Congress keeping it alive?
Congress and Obama are planning Reagan-era expenditures to modernize U.S. nuclear weapons under sequestration-era budgets. What could possibly go wrong?
Hagel's hotline to the Kremlin; Iraq's election today; Denny Blair debuts; Obama as Captain America; At the Pentagon, if it looks like an alligator… and a bit more.
The latest plans for the Pentagon's budget present an alternate reality.
Military muscle flexing in Asia; Hagel's approval rating low; Crash in Afg probably an accident; Assad to seek a third term; In China, the Big Ban Theory; and a bit more.
Will Obama tweak missile defense posture?; McCain, Flake furious about the VA; Blue Angels commander in hot water; Hagel brings the muscle; Marine regrets crucifying himself; and a bit more.