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.
New Cruise Missile Gives North Korea Lethal Capability
The long-range weapon could strike South Korea, Japan, and U.S. bases in the region.
What Should Biden Have Done in Afghanistan?
Withdrawal was always bound to be chaotic, but wishful thinking, poor planning, and glacial bureaucracies have made a difficult situation worse.
A ‘Digital Dunkirk’ to Evacuate Afghan Allies
Veterans mobilize online to help Afghans fleeing the Taliban.
The United States Keeps Doing What It Can’t
The main lesson from the failed intervention in Afghanistan is about the dangers of self-delusion. Will anyone learn it?
After the Debacle: Six Concrete Steps to Restore U.S. Credibility
Each has bipartisan support and could be taken in short order.
Seoul Isn’t Kabul
Withdrawing U.S. forces from South Korea is unlikely, but fresh thinking in Washington could lay the groundwork for a new security architecture on the peninsula.
Why Iran Will Welcome the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan
Tehran’s Shiite regime has strategic, economic, ideological, and ecological reasons for backing Sunni extremists.
I’m a Democrat Who Opposed the Withdrawal. This Catastrophe Is Why.
At minimum, Biden owed our allies in Afghanistan a plan.
Afghan Government Collapses as Ghani Flees the Country
The United States evacuates its embassy while diplomats and aid officials brace for a new humanitarian catastrophe.