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Martin Luther King's powerful defense of identity politics from Birmingham prison

No piece that Martin Luther King Jr. published in the 60s, had more impact than his "Letter from Birmingham Jail 1963", but this year, as we celebrate the holiday celebrating King's birthday, the moment is ripe for a second look… Continue Reading →

Can the favorite defense minister of Boeing wait?

Donald Trump's Acting Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, has been scrutinized for appearing to be in the spotlight of his former employer Boeing when the Pentagon expelled contracts worth tens of billions of dollars. The camp of Shanahan categorically rejects… Continue Reading →

Defense Day: Senators say questions remain after Syria briefing | Trump is getting closer to the emergency declaration to build a wall | Air Force accepts Boeing tankers despite flaws

Happy Thursday and welcome to Overnight Defense. I'm calling Ellen Mitchell and here's your evening guide on the latest developments at the Pentagon, Capitol Hill and beyond. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the newsletter. THE TOPLINE: The members of the… Continue Reading →

Harold Brown, former Secretary of Defense, died at age 91

Former Secretary of Defense Harold Brown – who served under the Carter administration and was the first scientist to head the Pentagon – died in Rancho Santa Fe, California. According to Rand Corp., where Brown sat on the board of… Continue Reading →

Trump considers former Democratic Senator Webb for the Secretary of Defense -NYT

The Trump administration says Jim Webb, a former Democratic senator and secretary of the Republican President Ronald Reagan's navy, will be the next secretary of defense, the New York Times reported on Thursday. Citing an unidentified official, the Times said… Continue Reading →

House Democrats rule changes would allow religious headwear, a panel on climate change and Obamacare's defense

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Trump criticizes Mattis' action in front of his successor at the Defense

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who resigned last month, at the first ever government meeting attended by Patrick Shanahan. interim title at the head of the Pentagon. Jim Mattis, a… Continue Reading →

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