June 23, 2024

MD Won’t Send Guard to Southern Border

Border

A growing list of Republican leaders are sending their state National Guard soldiers or other state law enforcement officers to the US border with Mexico. Gov. Wes Moore (D) said last week that “Maryland’s not doing that. Right now, what Maryland is doing — Maryland is focusing on public safety here. Maryland is focusing on our schools here. Maryland is focusing on the myriad of challenges and the myriad of opportunities that we have here in the state of Maryland … .”

Debt Ceiling Standoff: What’s at Stake for the Military?

Debt Ceiling

Military leaders and some economists are sounding the alarm warning that the US defaulting on its debt would have severe consequences for national security, military personnel, and the communities where military installations are located.

Biden Wants All-Electric Military Vehicle Fleet

Electric

The Biden administration wants to require that the US military implement an all-electric vehicle fleet by 2030. The Department of Energy secretary says it can be done. A US senator says a fully electric military would be expensive and unreliable.

DoD to Troops: Don’t Share Classified Info

Classified

The Defense Department is moving to tighten rules over who is allowed to access the most sensitive intelligence after last week’s arrest of a Massachusetts Air National Guardsman in connection with the leak of Pentagon intelligence.

Pentagon Taking Aim at F-35 Cost

Pentagon Taking Aim at F-35 Cost

The Pentagon has taken over an effort to cut the cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as it tries to make a program estimated to cost $400 billion more affordable.