Taiwan’s Military Is a Hollow Shell
The end of conscription has left the army critically undermanned.
2 Easy Ways to Shrink America’s Overseas Footprint
Cutting dysfunctional programs offers a start to ending American primacy.
Navy Prepares to Slash Funding for New Warships
The Pentagon says if flat budgets continue it will need to rely on smaller, possibly unmanned ships.
Iraqi F-16s Could Be in Jeopardy Amid Iran Tensions
Sensitive U.S. technology feared vulnerable to Iranian-backed militias after contractors evacuate Balad air base.
Trump’s Curious Multilateralism
His administration may end up besting its predecessors’ records in bringing partners together in the Persian Gulf.
U.S. Officials Worry Looming Military Cuts in Africa Are ‘About Politics’
Pentagon eyes reducing its footprint in the region as terrorist groups expand in the Sahel.
More U.S. Troops Treated for Concussion Symptoms as Trump Downplays ‘Headaches’
Veterans criticize president for dismissing possibility that U.S. personnel suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran missile strike.
The Killer Algorithms Nobody’s Talking About
Activists fret about armies relying on killer robots, but some forms of artificial intelligence that don’t actually pull the trigger could still be a nightmare
Taiwan Needs More Than Election Victories to Fend Off China
The growing threat from the mainland can only be deterred by a public willing to make sacrifices.
The Global Policeman Will Always Shoot People
Suleimani’s killing shows U.S. police and military power can’t be separated.
‘We Will Have to Wait and See if Iran Is Done’
Former Centcom commander says the United States would be mistaken to take Iran’s word that it does not seek escalation.
For Now, U.S. Troops Are Likely in Iraq to Stay
While they’re there, the United States should refocus the partnership toward making the Iraqi Army more self-sufficient. Here’s how.
Trump’s Defense Secretary Finds His Voice in Iran Crisis
Overshadowed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo until now, the relative newcomer Mark Esper has played a central role in the U.S. response.
Flanked by Military Brass, Trump Backs Off War Footing
President announces he’s imposing new sanctions in response to Iranian missile strike.