More Republican Governors Deploy National Guard Troops to Texas Border

Texas Army National Guard patrol the banks of the Rio Grande

The Republican governors of Oklahoma, West Virginia and Nebraska this week joined a growing list of those deploying National Guardsmen to the U.S.-Mexico border to bolster the ranks of the Texas National Guard’s scandal-scarred mission. The roster now includes at least 13 Republican governors who collectively made pledges to send roughly 1,300 Guardsmen to the […]

‘Ready, Not Woke’: Republican Criticism Hits a Nerve Amid Army Recruiting Woes

Secretary of the U.S. Army Christine E. Wormuth.

Once sacrosanct, the military has increasingly become a political punching bag in Washington, D.C., but the country’s largest service has lately started taking some swings of its own. “We are a ready Army, not a ‘woke’ Army,” Army Secretary Christine Wormuth told reporters Tuesday. “What I’m trying to talk about now is how that drip, […]