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Defense

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
July 29, 2020 5:30 am

How the NFL Could Help Rename Military Bases

The Washington Football Team provides a model for jettisoning Confederate namesakes.
Ward Carroll
July 8, 2020 5:30 am

The Conspiracy Theorist Trump Wants to Install in the Pentagon

Rich Higgins was fired from the National Security Council in 2017 for writing a paranoid Trumpist memo. Now the president wants him in DOD.
Ron Radosh
July 1, 2020 5:32 am

A Terrible Pick for a Big Pentagon Job

A retired general and Fox News commentator, Anthony Tata doesn’t have what it takes to handle policy for DOD. Oh, and he’s a kook.
Shay Khatiri
June 30, 2020 11:40 am

So Much for Trump’s ‘Love’ of the Military

Trump has made concern for “our great military” one of his calling cards. So where is his rage at Putin for putting targets on their backs?
Mona Charen
June 29, 2020 5:17 am

The Russian Bounty Scandal Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone

Putin’s payments to terrorists for killing American soldiers are just another reminder that Russia is a persistent threat to the West.
Shay Khatiri
June 27, 2020 5:51 am

John Bolton’s Contribution to ‘America First’

As Bolton's blockbuster book blasts Trump, he may want to consider how he contributed to the president's populist assault on the U.S.-led international system.
Matt Johnson
June 24, 2020 5:30 am

Defend Taiwan Now, or Lose it Forever

China’s next target deserves a U.S. security guarantee.
Brian Stewart