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Bar Nunn

The U.S. and Russia never really cured their nuclear mistrust. And now it's come back.

Best Defense

Military fairy tales

Best Defense is in summer reruns. Here is an item that originally ran on April 26, 2016.


The World War Inside Islam

Why the United States can do very little to alter the course of events in the Middle East right now.


There’s No Such Thing as Peacetime

We've spent years believing the war on terror will end and civil liberties will be safe again. It's time to accept that the war will go on forever -- and take steps to protect life and liberty in the new normal.


The More You Talk, the Less You Know

The real experts don't want your retweets, likes, or shares.


How the Pentagon Became Walmart

Our armed services have become the one-stop shop for America’s policymakers. But asking warriors to do everything poses great dangers for our country — and the military.

Best Defense

Hangover Wednesday: What if Clinton wins in a squeaker and some people in the country refuse to recognize the results?

A credible scenario today exists in which, the day after 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election on November 8, 2016, the wheels start to come off the United States of America.


Our Nuclear Procedures Are Crazier Than Trump

U.S. presidents are currently given a four-minute window to decide whether or not to initiate an irreversible apocalypse. Sad!


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