No Matter What Biden Calls U.S. Troops in Iraq, Iran Is Gunning for Them
Relabeling U.S. soldiers as “noncombat” won’t spare them from militia attacks.
India Resists the Taliban Bandwagon
As Blinken heads to New Delhi, he could find some surprising common ground on Afghanistan.
U.S. Officials Make Last-Minute Push to Get Afghan Spies Out Before Withdrawal
Intelligence assets who worked for the CIA now face deadly reprisals.
China and the Taliban Begin Their Romance
Beijing has its eyes set on using Afghanistan as a strategic corridor once U.S. troops are out of the way.
Is Biden Haunted by Vietnam? Should He Be?
The president said this withdrawal will be nothing like what happened in 1975, but there are some striking parallels.
Biden’s Afghanistan Pullout Could Make the China Problem Harder
No, a complete withdrawal will not ease the U.S. pivot to China.
The United States Needs Central Asian Partners to Protect Afghanistan’s Future
Ambitious post-withdrawal hopes can’t be achieved without bases nearby.
Myanmar’s Opposition Wants U.S. Intervention. Here Are Some Options.
Washington has choices, from imposing no-fly zones to tightening sanctions.
America, the Afghan Tragedy, and the Subcontinent
Four decades of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan have left South Asia transformed—and on the cusp of a realignment.
Give the U.S. Navy the Army’s Money
To meet challenges from China, the rule of thirds must be broken.
Leaving Afghanistan Will Be More Expensive Than Anyone Expects
Penalties for broken contracts, fees for shipping equipment, and salaries for the Afghan military are just a few of the costs that will hit the United States as it leaves.
Is Leaving Afghanistan Misguided or Overdue?
Biden’s withdrawal announcement is meant to end a 20-year war, but Washington has been dragged back into conflicts before.
How Biden Will—and Won’t—Battle the Pentagon
What the new president really thinks about the military—and what the military really thinks about him.
A Masterful Account of America’s Doomed Afghanistan Mission
Wesley Morgan’s “The Hardest Place” is embedded reporting at its finest.
It’s Time to Prepare for U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan
There are no good choices, but staying on is the worst.
The End of the Fighting General
America’s top brass should abandon dreams of battlefield glory—and focus on paperwork instead.
Pentagon Official Says U.S. Hypersonic Weapons Research Underfunded
Amid reports of a new Russian missile, DARPA's chief says the United States lacks infrastructure.