Breaking: Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Transfers Power Hours After Return to Hospital

by Kristinn Taylor at The Pentagon announced Sunday evening that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin transferred power to Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks hours after being hospitalized Sunday afternoon with suspected bladder issues. The Pentagon had initially said Austin was retaining the powers of SecDef in an earlier statement. Austin was taken to Walter Reed National Military […]

U.S. ‘War Profiteering’ in Ukraine Is a Red Herring

by Paul Poast at Last week, the U.S. defense contractor Raytheon won a $1.2 billion contract from the U.S. Defense Department to produce additional surface-to-air missile systems as part of Washington’s efforts to help arm Ukraine. The Ukrainian military is highly reliant on weapons provided by the U.S. to counter Russian aggression, and those weapons, at least to […]