Defense Department

In a Justice Department Shutdown, Some Agencies Can Still Litigate

Even during budget crises, federal law empowers agencies to use appropriations to defend civil cases.

President Trump’s Space Force Is a Recipe for Wasteful Spending

Militarizing space could open the door to an arms race and excess spending.

The Transgender Military Personnel Fight Continues Amid Uncertainty

President’s memo favoring a ban of transgender service members raises new questions for future litigation.

A Tumultuous Year for Transgender Service Members

President Trump brought uncertainty to military transgender recruitment in 2017.

The Battle Over the Military’s Transgender Policy Is Far from Over

A federal court temporarily blocks the White House transgender ban, but the need for a watchful eye remains.

Improving the Public-Private Cybersecurity Partnership

State-sponsored cyber attacks may require revamping how the government helps companies fight back.

Trump’s Proposed Transgender Ban Breaks Faith with Service Members

President Trump’s transgender ban for the military is misguided and potentially illegal.

Why Cabinet Secretaries Should Not Threaten Members of Congress

Basic principles of American government limit the political role of administrative agencies in legislative debates.

When Federal Agencies Do Not Answer to Courts

Scholar examines how agencies operate independently of courts through rulemaking and legislative drafting.

Climate Change and National Security

Scholar highlights the national security concerns connected with a changing climate.