A Mattis Protege Poised to Take the Helm of Trump’s NSC

Robert Harward is a former Navy SEAL who could bolster the defense secretary’s influence at the expense of Trump’s consigliere Bannon.

The Cable

Scathing Government Watchdog Report Details Bleak Outlook on Afghanistan

A warning to President Trump not to mismanage Afghanistan.

The Cable

Afghan Insurgents Use Drones in Fight Against U.S.

Something that’s already happening on the battlefields in Iraq and Syria.

Best Defense

Two cheers for NATO

As a citizen of the West, I know why NATO exists: It was created after World War II to prevent another round of war in Europe. And it has worked for seven decades. It was a good idea, and remains so.

The Cable

Trump’s Hiring Freeze Could Hurt U.S. in Afghanistan, Raise Costs

U.S. commanders in Kabul fear the freeze will create a manpower crisis

Best Defense

A melancholy look back at SF teams in the first phase of our war in Afghanistan

Over the weekend I watched Legion of Brothers, a CNN-sponsored documentary about some of the first American troops to go into Afghanistan late in 2001.

The Cable

Situation Report Exclusive: Congresswoman Visits Damascus; Top U.S. General Briefs Trump; Obama offers clemency for Manning, Gen. Cartwright

By Paul McLeary and FP Staff BRUSSELS -- In two days of high level meetings last week, top Pentagon and White House officials met with ...

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