Fact Check: Trump Overstates Government Shutdown’s Effect on the Military

President Trump has repeatedly said that a government shutdown would devastate the military. But many parts of the military would continue to operate.

Military Shifts Focus to Threats by Russia and China, Not Terrorism

The Pentagon says the military is too stretched to both fight insurgents and prepare for war with great world powers.

Pentagon Suggests Countering Devastating Cyberattacks With Nuclear Arms

President Trump has not yet approved a draft strategy that would expand “extreme circumstances” for nuclear retaliation to include a crippling cyberattack.

Trump Hates the Iran Deal but Won’t Kill It. Why?

Despite tough talk on Iran, President Trump announced that he would waive certain sanctions that keep the nuclear deal in place.

Fact Check: Trump Inaccurately Claims ‘Firsts’ in Defense Speech

President Trump sold his first national security strategy with inaccurate claims about military spending, NATO and border security.