US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Wei Fenghe listen to national anthems prior to talks at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on November 9, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s Secret Diplomacy to Save Its Relationship with the Pentagon

After China canceled a high-level meeting for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Beijing in October, prompting the Pentagon to cancel the trip altogether, it appeared that tensions between the two countries had taken a turn for the worse, and that economic tensions were bleeding into the military sphere.

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Pentagon Restarts Transgender Recruitment

The Pentagon has restarted military recruitment of people who say they want to switch sexes, despite orders from President Donald Trump to exclude transgender individuals from military service. Officials announced Monday, February 26, that they had signed a recruitment contract on February