U.S. Restraint Has Created an Unstable and Dangerous World
Decades of ignoring the menaces posed by Russia and China has led the West to a precipice.
Biden Is Still Worried About Poking the Russian Bear
“If that’s our attitude, we’re never going to win a war again, ever,” said one U.S. source familiar with the debate.
Somalia’s al Qaeda Branch Has Gotten ‘Bigger, Stronger, and Bolder’ Since U.S. Exit
As in Afghanistan, Trump’s decisions to withdraw have only emboldened terrorists.
War-Gaming Taiwan: When Losing to China Is Winning
What military planners learn when they simulate a Chinese attack.
America’s Eyes in the Skies Over Ukraine
U.S. spy planes are keeping Putin’s buildup in the open—for now.
U.S. Security Assistance to Burkina Faso Laid the Groundwork for a Coup
Since 2009, the United States has supported the country’s military with funding, weapons, and training.
Lithuanian Lawmakers Call for Permanent U.S. Troop Presence
The country’s request has taken on renewed urgency amid Russia’s troop buildup.
Why the U.S. Military Isn’t Ready for Civil War
A significant portion of Americans seek the destruction of political authority. What if they succeed?
The United States Can’t Afford Another Vague National Security Strategy
Americans need the government to level with them about the need to stand up to rivals like Russia and China—and the costs of failure.
Fighting ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Paved the Way for Gay Rights
A new book chronicles the arduous struggle for LGBTQ equality in the U.S. military.
Erdogan’s Belligerence Has U.S., Greece Expanding Ties
Growing military cooperation offers Washington a hedge against Ankara and Moscow.
The Spy Who Could Have Saved Syria
An espionage thriller presents an alternative to former U.S. President Barack Obama’s failed policy toward the Assad regime.
U.S. Army Failed to Warn Troops About COVID-19 Disinformation
Most soldiers said they weren’t told how to deal with Chinese and Russian propaganda.
Pentagon Leaders Contradict Biden Over Troops in Afghanistan
Lawmakers raked Gen. Milley, Gen. McKenzie, and Defense Secretary Austin over the coals for the chaotic end to the war in Afghanistan.