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Defense

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
November 11, 2020 3:02 pm

The Lame-Duck Massacre

The patterns and portents of Trump’s post-election Pentagon firings.
Shay Khatiri
September 25, 2020 5:26 am

Trump’s Russophilia Has Become Intelligence Policy

The president has always had an unsettling relationship with Vladimir Putin’s regime, but only recently has it infected the rest of the government.
Eric Edelman and David J. Kramer
September 18, 2020 5:30 am

Why Sweden Should Join NATO

Sweden has avoided joining the alliance for decades, but the partnership may be too fruitful for either side to pass up.
John Gustavsson
August 11, 2020 5:30 am

Congress AWOL on National Security

Senators and representatives from both parties are failing to push back against Trump decisions they know are wrong.
Shay Khatiri