The pandemic has highlighted supply chain issues, including the United States' reliance on Chinese mines for materials to power cars and other goods.
“Climate change is a clear and present threat to both national security and Americans,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Barbara Lee wrote alongside more than a dozen colleagues.
Officials say the most important lesson for businesses from the federal experience is that once they take the first step toward requirements, their workers will follow.
A Defense Department spokesperson said the actions were “necessary to address the threat and appropriately limited in scope.”
Christopher Miller, former President Donald Trump’s acting defense secretary, will testify before Congress about the military's response to a Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Congress will soon pass a special waiver for former general Lloyd Austin to be defense secretary amid fears that the military is becoming politicized.
Troops say commanders aren't taking the pandemic seriously, and a former Army epidemiologist says the military has "done a poor job" responding to the crisis.
"There’s nothing pro-military about overruling our military justice system," said the Democratic presidential candidate.
Trump nominated Mark Esper as the new acting secretary of defense, replacing Shanahan, who's facing controversy over an alleged 2010 domestic dispute.
Secretary Mattis wants to focus on building a strong military to fight and win our nation's wars. That's a fine goal, but to truly achieve a modern security strategy, we must fully embrace non-military methods of prevention as the necessary foundation of the larger objective.