Congress Can Help the United States Lead in Artificial Intelligence
The United States is falling behind when it comes to AI. Here’s how a new congressional commission can ensure that Washington catches up.
South Africans Are Taking the Law Into Their Own Hands
In a country where no one trusts the police, vigilante groups promising to stop gang violence were initially welcomed. Now, with extralegal justice on the rise, some citizens have had enough.
Peace Is the Best Investment
U.N. member states must renew their commitment to the vital peacekeeping operations that end wars, protect civilians, and save lives.
Trucking Is the Security Crisis You Never Noticed
Everything from food to oil depends on underpaid and overworked drivers.
The Middle East Doesn’t Take China Seriously
There are some parts of the world where economic strength isn’t enough to qualify as a great power.
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
The Real Reasons Trump Was Wrong to Revoke Brennan’s Clearance
The president is destroying national security norms. Former officials like me need to speak up.
Trump’s Post-ISIS Retreat Leaves Syria Vulnerable to Russia and Iran
The U.S. administration is reluctant to help with Syrian recovery.
U.S.-led Coalition Set to Launch Final Fight Against ISIS in Syria
The jihadi group has lost nearly all its territory but is still seen as a threat.
Security Brief: No, Trump is not about to order a strike on Iran; U.S. may return to North Korea to look for more war remains; Mattis vs the First Amendment
Catch up on everything you need to know about the false reports that Trump is about to order a strike against Iran, North Korea returning Korean War dead, and the Secretary of Defense’s response to reports the Pentagon is denying media access.
Congress Caves to Trump in Fight Over China’s ZTE
Lawmakers preparing a must-pass defense bill stripped out harsh penalties against the Chinese telecommunications firm after the White House intervened.
Security Brief: ‘Consequences’ for Iran; The world after Helsinki; Q&A with the Air Force’s top weapons buyer
Catch up on everything you need to know about Trump’s tweeted threat against Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the fallout from the Helsinki summit, the Air Force’s plan to invest in hypersonic weapons, and other top news.
U.S. Bomber Crews Flying With Broken Ejection Seats
A number of B-1 seats could still malfunction after a dangerous May mishap.
Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy Could Leave U.S. Defense Industry Behind
Fallout from Trump’s moves on trade and foreign relations was evident at a major international air show.
Fighter Jet Price Hits Record Low in Massive Deal
But high long-term costs and severe maintenance challenges still plague the aircraft.
Pentagon Says It Won’t Pay for Housing of Immigrants
Preparing shelters at military bases could take weeks.
Security Brief: NATO Braces for Trump; Pompeo Continues Asia Tour Following Tense North Korea Visit
Top NATO leaders worry the U.S. president is raring for a fight.
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.