Latest from Dan Lamothe
Issue is receiving new attention amid broader conversation about racism and discrimination.
  • Jun 25, 2020
The fallout from Captain Brett Crozier’s handling of the outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt led to a political scandal in Washington.
  • Jun 19, 2020
Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said the military is “not immune to the forces of bias and prejudice.”
  • Jun 18, 2020
“The way things have always been done are wrong,” said one lawmaker. “The results are repugnant.”
  • Jun 16, 2020
Momentum toward possible changes had been building at the Pentagon until the president weighed in on Twitter.
  • Jun 12, 2020
The admission of regret from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs capped nearly two weeks of public discomfort with and outright condemnation of Trump’s leadership amid nationwide protests of racial injustice from some of the nation’s most revered military figures.
  • Jun 11, 2020
The former defense secretary feared top military leaders were being used as a prop for the president, according to people familiar with his thinking.
  • Jun 5, 2020
“The option to use active-duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. His predecessor, Jim Mattis, wrote in an extraordinary rebuke: “We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership.”
  • Jun 3, 2020