Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has completed his report on transgender individuals serving in the military.
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Mattis on the "deploy-or-out" policy, the Niger ambush, AFA symposium and more.
A dedicated "war tax" would draw attention to military spending and force Americans to confront defense costs.
The policy grew out of Mattis' directive to the services to take steps to improve the "lethality" of the force.
The SASC approved the nomination of Kevin Fahey to become one of the top weapons buyers at the Pentagon.
The action was spurred by a Texas church massacre that killed 26 people last year.
President Trump released his budget request for fiscal 2019, marking the first step in a months-long process.
The increase would be the largest in almost a decade.
DoD budgets have been stretched by rising personnel costs, more expensive technology and two wars.
It's a step on the way to more effectively policing a practice that in recent years has been implicated in multiple deaths.