Dear Pentagon: It’s Not How Big Your Budget Is. It’s How You Use It.
Arguments about defense spending should be focused on foreign policy and what the military actually wants to do.
In Reversal, Trump Signals Further Boost in Defense Spending
The U.S. president had been calling for cuts in recent months.
Mohammed bin Salman Is the Next Saddam Hussein
In the 1980s, the United States embraced a brutal Middle Eastern tyrant simply because he opposed Iran. Washington should not repeat the same mistake today.
The United States Can Stop Cameroon’s Brutal Crackdown
Washington must not ignore atrocities against the country’s Anglophones. It should use existing U.S. laws to force an end to the violence.
Why the Military Must Learn to Love Silicon Valley
The U.S. Defense Department and big tech need each other—but getting along won’t be easy
Stretched Thin on Thin Ice
With the Arctic melting and northern coast guards struggling to keep up, the next disaster is a matter of when, not if.
The Nationalist Internationale Is Crumbling
Steve Bannon is trying to sell Trumpism to Eastern Europeans—but shared ideologies die hard when they run into economic and military realities.
Europe Should Call Trump’s Bluff
Spending 4 percent of the EU’s GDP on defense would boost sagging economies and protect the continent at a time when U.S. leadership is lacking.
Trump Fumed, but NATO Members Got What They Wanted
Think the NATO summit was a complete dumpster fire? Think again.
Trump Is Right About Germany’s Low-Energy Military
Berlin needs to spend more on defense, but the U.S. president's public demands are making it politically impossible.
NATO Chief Worried About Fissures Between United States and Europe
In an interview with Foreign Policy, Jens Stoltenberg cautioned against a new arms race with Russia.
Merkel’s Military Revival
Germany is poised to become Europe’s first line of defense, but facing down a revanchist Russia will require more spending and better coordination among NATO allies.
The Military’s ‘Readiness’ Scam Worked Again
The Pentagon always complains for more money – and politicians always eventually give in.
America’s Military Is Choking on Old Technology
As its rivals invest in new military hardware, Washington is stuck refurbishing obsolete equipment.
Can Mattis Succeed Where His Predecessors Have Failed?
The 2018 National Defense Strategy has its priorities straight. But budgetary challenges could get in the way.
The Pentagon’s Third Offset May Be Dead, But No One Knows What Comes Next
Experts say the U.S. advantage over China and Russia is eroding.