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Defense

April 15, 2021 4:30 pm

Afghanistan’s Terrorist Future

The most likely outcomes from the American withdrawal are bad. The worst-case-scenarios are catastrophic.
Eric Edelman and Robert Joseph
April 15, 2021 5:30 am

Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Puts Symbolism Before Strategy

Biden risks repeating the mistakes of his two predecessors.
Shay Khatiri
April 9, 2021 5:30 am

America’s Nuclear Missiles Need Major Modernization

The proposed missile upgrade program saves money and deters nuclear war.
Eric S. Edelman and Franklin C. Miller
March 10, 2021 5:30 am

Can Biden Restore the Pentagon’s Balance of Power?

The Department of Defense might be the biggest challenge for his norm-repairing agenda.
Shay Khatiri
January 26, 2021 5:30 am

A Bipartisan Agenda on National Security

Policy moves that President Biden could take to unite the country and build on its strengths.
Stephen Peter Rosen
January 25, 2021 5:30 am

The Case for an Imperfect Solution in Afghanistan

Ridding the country of the Taliban doesn’t appear to be a reasonable objective. Dividing the country might be the next best option.
Sasha Kassam
December 23, 2020 11:24 pm

Six Things to Know about Trump’s Defense Veto

The NDAA usually becomes law without a hitch. Trump decided to break a 59-year-long pattern for the stupidest reasons.
Shay Khatiri
December 22, 2020 5:30 am

The Military Would Not Participate in a Coup. Trump Can’t Understand Why.

Politicians from both parties have called on the armed forces to enforce election outcomes. The generals know better.
Shay Khatiri
December 8, 2020 5:30 am

Lloyd Austin Should Not Become Secretary of Defense

Congress made an exception to let recently retired general Jim Mattis run the Pentagon. They shouldn’t do it again now.
Shay Khatiri
November 20, 2020 5:30 am

The Real “America First” Foreign Policy Starts Now

With a new team at the Pentagon and the freedom of a lame duck, President Trump may be about to indulge his most dangerous foreign policy desires.
Ben Waldman