Navy Brass Felt Blindsided by Fired Carrier Captain’s Emailed Appeal
The commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt had two direct calls with top Navy aides before his warning about the dire situation on board leaked publicly.
Pentagon Removes Carrier From Middle East Amid Pandemic-Induced Resource Fight
The Defense Department will end the deployment of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to the Middle East as the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. military has intensified.
After Death of U.S. Citizen, State Department Floats Slashing Egypt Aid
The United States continues sending military aid to Egypt despite its worsening human rights situation. Could the death of a detained American change that?
Waiting for Peace on the Front Lines
As political divisions hold up talks with the Taliban, Afghan forces are paying the price.
As the West Panics, Putin Is Watching
The coronavirus crisis is exposing the West’s weaknesses—and adversaries of the U.S. and EU are paying close attention so they can exploit vulnerabilities in a future conflict.
China’s Nuclear Arms Are a Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery
Beijing's plans to build new missiles, expand anti-satellite capabilities and increase nuclear material production far above civilian needs have the world guessing.
Big Ideas for NATO’s New Mission in Iraq
Sharing the burden of keeping down the Islamic State makes sense. But U.S. and NATO leaders should be coldly realistic about what European allies can do—and avoid their mistakes in Afghanistan.
U.S. Congress Moves to Restrain Pentagon Over Africa Drawdown Plans
Esper already faces an uphill battle in trying to push through potential cuts to Africom. New legislation could make that even tougher.
China’s Military Can’t Deliver on Humanitarian Promises
Amid the coronavirus crisis, the PLA has been missing in action.
In West Africa, U.S. Military Struggles for Scarce Resources as Terrorism Threat Grows
Tensions with Iran almost scuttled a major international training exercise in the Sahel.
Pompeo Announces Taliban Peace Deal Plan
The pact pledging “intra-Afghan” talks is to be signed Feb. 29, but questions remain over whether the deal will last.