Best Defense

Flynn out, Kellogg in: Annals of a presidency operating on very thin ice

General Michael Flynn is out as national security advisor, with General Keith Kellogg as his acting replacement.

Shadow Government

Trump’s Travel Ban Misses the True Threat: Homegrown Terrorism

Muslim-majority countries aren't the problem. It's the American face of ISIS we need to worry about.

Shadow Government

The Coming Chaos: What to Expect From Trump’s National Security Team

The way national security policy is made ultimately derives from the tone set by the president and there is no sign that Trump is changing.

Elephants in the Room

Trump’s Travel Bans Needed a Larger Strategy and a Better Rollout

Recent executive actions by President Donald Trump — a temporary travel ban on individuals from certain countries and a memo organizing the interagency national security process — reaffirm several well-established rules of governing.

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