Military

A Russian flag flies next to the U.S. Embassy building in Moscow on Oct. 22. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s Not Too Late to Save the INF Treaty

No one should dismiss lightly an agreement that has helped keep the United States and its allies safe for a generation.

Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot give a press conference in Tel Aviv, on Dec. 4, 2018. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu’s Toy Soldiers

Israel’s prime minister is now also its defense minister—but he’s mostly interested in the job for PR.

U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper and Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley participate in a news conference at the Pentagon inArlington, Virginia, on July 13. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Strong Economy Poses Recruitment Challenge for the U.S. Army

In an interview, the Army secretary also discusses budget cuts and new cyberthreats.

U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a reception with Secretary of Defense James Mattis in the East Room of the White House on October 25, 2018.

Americans’ Blind Faith in the Military Is Dangerous

U.S. citizens show deference to the armed forces regardless of their political persuasion. Their willingness to let the generals decide is a threat to the democratic tradition of civilian oversight.

The US military displays what it says is a Iranian Sayyad-2 surface-to-air missile, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington on Nov. 29. (Thomas Watkins/AFP/Getty Images)

Facing Sharp Rebuke on Saudi Ties, U.S. Points to Growing Iran Threat

The administration unveiled new evidence that Iran is supplying weapons to militants across the Middle East.

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) speaks to reporters following a closed-door briefing on Saudi Arabia at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 28. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Advances Resolution to End U.S. Support for Saudi-Led War in Yemen

At stake is which branch of the U.S. government is authorized to wage war.

Far-right activists hold flares during a rally in support of martial law and cutting ties with Russia in front of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev on Nov. 26. (Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Martial Law Is a Test. Will Ukraine’s Democracy Pass?

Ukraine’s parliament resisted President Petro Poroshenko’s call for an extended state of emergency—but the battle isn’t over yet.

Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers in a demonstration at the opening day of the navy base at Stonecutters Island in Hong Kong on July 1, 2016. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s Untested Military Could Be a Force—or a Flop

It’s been decades since the PLA fought a war. Does that matter?

The Pentagon's innovation arm, the Defense Innovation Unit, is helping to modernize the Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, which provides command and control of air power throughout Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and 17 other countries. (Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang/U.S. Air Force)

Why the Pentagon and Silicon Valley Need to Get on the Same Page

An interview with the new head of the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit.

Afghan security forces personnel are seen at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul on May 31, 2017. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

In Afghanistan, a 17-Year Stalemate

America’s top general admits the war is at an impasse.

A protester demonstrates against the war in Yemen and the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Embassy in London on Oct. 25. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Trump’s One Step Back on Yemen Won’t Satisfy Critics

The U.S. will end refueling support for the Saudi-led coalition in the war.

French War Minister Andre Maginot, Marshal Joseph Joffre, and Marshal Philippe Petain at the inauguration of Joffre's monument in Chantilly, France on June 21, 1930. (AFP/Getty Images)

Macron Finds the Immoral Way to Remember World War I

There’s no good reason to pull Marshal Philippe Pétain from the dustbin of history.

Democratic candidate Elaine Luria speaks to a room full of supporters after upsetting incumbent Republican Scott Taylor to win Virginia's 2nd Congressional District in Virginia Beach on Nov. 6. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

Wave of Women and Younger Vets Head to Capitol Hill

People who served after the 9/11 attacks will make up more than half of the veterans on Capitol Hill come January.

From left: Mikie Sherrill (D), candidate in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District; Amy McGrath (D), candidate in Kentucky’s 6th District; Gina Ortiz Jones (D), candidate in Texas’s 23rd District; Elaine Luria (D), candidate in Virginia’s 2nd District; and Martha McSally (R), running for Senate from Arizona. (Mary Altaffer/AP/Alex Wong/Getty Images/Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images/Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/U.S. Air Force/Foreign Policy illustration)

The Surge Comes to Washington

A new generation of military veterans is poised to sweep Congress.

A woman holds a baby as she walks on a street in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa on Oct. 14. (Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)

Watchdog Warns of Islamic State Resurgence

The Pentagon’s inspector general sounds the alarm amid new violence in Syria.

Sen. Chris Murphy speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 3, 2017. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

‘There Is an American Imprint on Every Single Civilian Death Inside Yemen’

Sen. Chris Murphy believes that Jamal Khashoggi’s killing could sway Congress to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war.

From left: Robert Story Karem, assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, Thomas Goffus, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO, and
Alan Patterson, deputy assistant secretary of defense for African affairs. (William Pratt/U.S. Army/Department of Defense/Foreign Policy illustration)

Three Senior Pentagon Officials Leave in Quick Succession

Departures come amid speculation that Defense Secretary Mattis is on his way out.

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis addresses a press conference in Prague on Oct. 28. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Pushes for Cease-Fire in Yemen

The secretaries of defense and state call for an end to the violence.

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