1st Lt. Michael Ferguson has combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, is a former Army Ranger instructor and writes regularly about national security.
From our daily defense photo gallery, we chose our favorite images from across the armed services this year. Scroll the gallery to see our top picks.
Take a look back at this year’s biggest stories from the Defense Department, from proposals to cut the Fourth Estate to attempts to streamline acquisition and the passage of the one of the biggest defense budgets ever.
The Pentagon’s second-ranking officials says the number of U.S. active-duty troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border has “pretty much peaked” at the current total of 5,800
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ top priority is making the military more “lethal” _ but nothing about its new mission at the U.S.-Mexico border advances that goal.
A new drug developed by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, called Tafenoquine, has the potential to eradicate malaria. It recently received approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
In today’s Federal Newscast, almost three dozen former military officers and officials said the ban undermines national security.
USAA and the National Parks Service erected a temporary homage to generations of warfighters on the National Mall for this Memorial Day to remind visitors of those who gave their lives in armed conflict.
Robert Toguchi at US Army Special Operations Command detailed the Army Special Operations Forces’ goals for 2035 and beyond.
The new DoD secretary will need to concentrate on military spending cuts and withdrawing troops from the Middle East, according to Lawrence Korb, a former assistant secretary of defense under President Reagan.