Yes, the United States Should Weaken Russia
The old approach of outreach and inclusion has failed. In the wake of Russia’s latest invasion, Washington must seek to erode Moscow’s power.
Does the New U.S. National Defense Strategy Make Any Sense?
The Pentagon is scrambling to deter China while adjusting to war in Europe—but does its new approach amount to more than just rhetoric?
Pentagon Rolls Out Defense Strategy Amid War in Europe
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forced the Pentagon to tweak its China-focused approach.
Fears of a Chinese Naval Base in West Africa Are Overblown
Reports about a possible Atlantic base reveal more about Washington’s military priorities than Beijing’s.
The Pentagon Wants to Ruin China’s ‘Sputnik Moment’
Microwaves and turbulent air could kill China’s hypersonic missiles on the cheap.
Biden Set for Putin Call to Ease Ukraine Standoff
The United States is demanding that Russia roll back more than 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s border.
Pentagon Worries About Chinese Buildup Near India
China’s new airports and highways near the border have put officials on edge.
Congress Must Halt Biden’s Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
The U.S. president is reneging on his campaign promises in an effort to appease Riyadh. A bipartisan team of lawmakers can stop him.
Biden Is Running Out of Time to Help Ukraine Fend Off Russia
Kyiv’s pleas for more U.S. guns to hold off Moscow have prompted a political knife fight in Washington.
The World Is Starting to Doubt Biden’s Promise That ‘America Is Back’
From omicron restrictions to the Iran deal and the democracy summit, Washington is making questionable calls that don’t inspire confidence in U.S. leadership.
Pentagon Quietly Puts More Troops in Taiwan
Deeper U.S. engagement comes as the wisdom of strategic ambiguity is increasingly questioned.
The U.S. Is Getting Taiwan Ready to Fight on the Beaches
Biden continues Trump’s “porcupine strategy” to harden the island’s defenses.
The Pentagon Wants to Talk About China’s Nukes
China prepares to fight and win a war against the United States, the U.S. Defense Department said in its annual review.
Ready to Fight Tonight? Not So Much, Some Army Troops Say
The U.S. military might not be as ready for a war with China or Russia as it lets on.
The Pentagon’s Office Culture Is Stuck in 1968
The U.S. national security bureaucracy needs a severe upgrade.
‘Now You’re in a Situation’: Democrats Pressure Biden on Taiwan
Moderates want to give U.S. President Joe Biden more war powers to stave off a Chinese invasion. Progressives don’t agree.
Why the Pentagon Should Abandon ‘Strategic Competition’
The broad, undefined mission has undermined its original intent.