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.
The Hidden Dangers of a Carbon-Neutral Military
If the U.S. military goes electric, it could be good for the planet—and bad for national security.
Ebrahim Raisi and India’s Bet on Iran
The U.S. Afghanistan pullout and other geopolitical shifts are aligning New Delhi with Tehran.
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.