All Alone Now, the Saudis Will Entice Trump with Big Contracts
The president doesn’t seem to realize that the embattled crown prince needs American weapons and knowhow more than the U.S. needs Saudi investments.
Many U.S. Weapons Systems Are Vulnerable to Cyberattack
Government watchdog says the Pentagon has not taken the threat seriously enough.
U.S. Puts Money Where Its Mouth Is on China
The military’s funding boost is aimed at deterring Beijing, but a budget fight could jeopardize the strategy.
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.
The Return of the Pentagon’s Yoda
Can Andrew Marshall, the U.S. military’s longtime oracle, still predict the future?
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
Security Brief: Trump and Putin Meet in Helsinki; High-Flying News From a Big British Air Show; U.S. Army Steps into the Future
Catch up on everything you need to know about the Trump-Putin meeting, big air shows in Europe, and other top news.
Chinese Investment in the U.S. Tanks Amid Major Policy Crackdowns
With or without a trade war, Chinese foreign direct investment to the United States won’t stop tumbling anytime soon.
How War Went Retro and the Pentagon Was Left Behind
The U.S. military has been trying — and failing — to buy a simple counterinsurgency aircraft for more than 10 years. Here’s what went wrong.
Ahead of NATO Summit, U.S. President Exhorts Allies to Pay Up
European officials worry that Trump could roil yet another international summit.
Washington Needs a New Solarium Project To Counter Cyberthreats
President Eisenhower confronted the unprecedented nuclear threat of the 1950s with a novel exercise. The United States needs a similar approach to tackle today's cyber threats.
Fighter Sale to Turkey Could Pit Trump Against Congress
A battle is brewing over the transfer of F-35 fighter jets.
Two Years Later, No Amnesty for the GOP’s Never Trump Camp
Many remain critical, others have repented, but all are shut out from the Trump State Department.
Inside the Cutthroat World of Billion-Dollar Military Supply Contracts
A U.S. military vendor created a “ghost structure” to do business with Iran, yet the dollars keep rolling in.
Security Brief: Haspel Nomination Fight, Iran Deal Deadline Looms
Gina Haspel wanted to withdraw her nomination before the White House prevailed upon her.
The Afghan War Isn’t Being Won, Says New Pentagon Audit
A new summary of the country’s troubles by a special inspector general doesn’t paint an optimistic picture.
Can Obama’s National Security Braintrust Get Elected in the Age of Trump?
Foreign-policy alumni are trying to shake off the “D.C. insider” reputation and sail into Congress.
Bolton’s Pick for Deputy Could Roil Pentagon Relations
Mira Ricardel clashed with Defense Secretary James Mattis’s team in the early days of Trump’s presidency.
Senators Demand Answers From Trump Team on Yemen
Administration officials defended their position, but lawmakers weren’t happy with their answers.