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Military cadets take part in celebrations marking the Day of Missile Forces and Artillery.
Military cadets take part in celebrations marking the Day of Missile Forces and Artillery.

Russia Is Running Low on Ammo

The United States is wondering if Russia has enough artillery to keep up its war in Ukraine.

Ukrainians use their mobile phones near a Starlink satellite-based broadband station.
Ukrainians use their mobile phones near a Starlink satellite-based broadband station.

Why Ukraine Is Stuck With Elon (for Now)

His Starlink satellite internet service has largely kept Ukraine online—but highlights the risks of overreliance on the private sector in wartime.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks at a press conference.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks at a press conference.

U.S. Seeks to Allay Fears of Military Crisis With China

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin capped a week of marathon diplomacy with China to tamp down escalation fears.

Military aircraft is seen above plumes of spoke.
Military aircraft is seen above plumes of spoke.

The Solution to Climate Change Isn’t Demilitarization

A new book argues that the Pentagon drives carbon emissions worldwide but ignores inconvenient realities.

U.S. President Joe Biden arrives to speak on rebuilding U.S. manufacturing.
U.S. President Joe Biden arrives to speak on rebuilding U.S. manufacturing.

Could Venture Capital Be the New Frontier in Great-Power Competition?

In the era of great-power competition, America’s Frontier Fund aims to harness venture capital to advance U.S. strategic interests.

Demonstrators protest against acting Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry, calling for his resignation, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 10.
Demonstrators protest against acting Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry, calling for his resignation, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 10.

Haiti’s Crisis Escalates

The country’s unelected leader has approved a call for a foreign military intervention. Such incursions have a fraught history.

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks before signing the agreement for Finland and Sweden to join NATO at the White House in Washington on Aug. 9.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks before signing the agreement for Finland and Sweden to join NATO at the White House in Washington on Aug. 9.

Here’s What Biden’s New National Security Strategy Should Say

Tossed and rewritten after Russia invaded Ukraine, the document still hasn’t been released.

An illustration of the fall of Kabul and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
An illustration of the fall of Kabul and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

How America Sealed Afghanistan’s Fate—Again

Two recent books chronicle how the United States turned its back on Afghanistan and pitched the country into chaos.

A flight of British citizens and other eligible personnel are evacuated from Kabul in 2021.
A flight of British citizens and other eligible personnel are evacuated from Kabul in 2021.

Afghanistan Was a Predictable, Preventable Disaster

On the sad anniversary of the chaotic U.S. pullout, Afghanistan is once again primed for terror.

Then-U.S. President Jimmy Carter (right) talks with Prince Fahd of Saudi Arabia and one of his ministers at the White House in Washington in 1977.
Then-U.S. President Jimmy Carter (right) talks with Prince Fahd of Saudi Arabia and one of his ministers at the White House in Washington in 1977.

Biden Should Revive the Carter Doctrine for the Middle East

In a new era of superpower conflict, Washington needs to recommit to the region.

The six men stand in a line holding hands with crossed arms, forming a chain of hand-holding.
The six men stand in a line holding hands with crossed arms, forming a chain of hand-holding.

The United States Doesn’t Need to Recommit to the Middle East

The Biden administration is reportedly considering a formal defense agreement with the UAE. Here’s why it shouldn’t.

US service members wait before deploying to Europe.
US service members wait before deploying to Europe.

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.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with US President Joe Biden prior to their meeting at the 'Villa la Grange' in Geneva on June 16, 2021.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with US President Joe Biden prior to their meeting at the 'Villa la Grange' in Geneva on June 16, 2021.

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.

The remains of a police car in Somalia.
The remains of a police car in Somalia.

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.

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War-Gaming Taiwan: When Losing to China Is Winning

What military planners learn when they simulate a Chinese attack.

An RC-135V/W Rivet Joint aircraft leaves the runway Aug. 13, 2015 at Offutt AFB, Neb.
An RC-135V/W Rivet Joint aircraft leaves the runway Aug. 13, 2015 at Offutt AFB, Neb.

America’s Eyes in the Skies Over Ukraine

U.S. spy planes are keeping Putin’s buildup in the open—for now.

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