Rep. Mac Thornberry

Congress Seeks to Confront China With $6 Billion in New Defense Spending

If Beijing is the problem, let’s “put our money where our mouth is,” says a senior Republican.

Left: A woman, who has recovered from the COVID-19 infection, is disinfected by volunteers as she arrives at a hotel for a 14-day quarantine after being discharged from a hospital in Wuhan, China, on March 1. Right: A passenger wears a mask on the Metro in Washington, D.C., on March 16.

A Tale of Two Quarantines

I ended up quarantined in both Beijing and Washington during the coronavirus outbreak. The experiences weren’t as different as you might think.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko

To Keep Putin Out, Belarus Invites the U.S. and China In

With Pompeo planning to visit, authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko is looking to play an old game with new players.

Left: Major General Julian Ewell in 1968. (Octofoil magazine); Right: General Frederick Weyand. (United States Army)

‘Innovation as a Discipline, Not Fad’

“Successful new innovators ask, ‘What must be true for this idea to succeed?’”

US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shake hands during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on February 13, 2017. / AFP / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

NAFTA Talks Off to a Rocky Start

Negotiations began Wednesday, but it doesn’t look promising.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Members of the U.S. Army Drill Team perform in Times Square in New York City in honor of the Army's 240th birthday on June 12, 2015 in New York City. Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, Soldier-musicians from The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" Downrange, and the U.S. Military Academy West Point Band entertained and gave demonstrations to the crowds in the historic center of Manhattan. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

America Needs a New ‘Dreadnought Strategy’

Why slow-rolling technology R&D can help the U.S. military prevent the rise of dangerous rivals.

CORRECTION - US President Donald Trump (C), President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker (R) and French President Emmanuel Macron walk to the Hotel San Domenico during the Summit of the Heads of State and of Government of the G7, the group of most industrialized economies, plus the European Union, on May 26, 2017 in Sicily.
The leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the US and Italy will be joined by representatives of the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as well as teams from Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria and Tunisia during the summit from May 26 to 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE                   has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [President of the European Council Donald Tusk] instead of [President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.        (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

America’s Not First. It’s Third.

The United States slips behind France and the U.K. in this year’s soft-power ranking.

Maarik Al-Tawaiha (C) is led out of court following his trial, for the killing of three American military trainers outside an army base last year, on July 17, 2017, in the Jordanian capital Amman.
The military court in Amman found 39-year-old Tawaiha guilty of shooting the trainers as they waited to enter the King Faisal base at Al-Jafr in southern Jordan on November 4. 
 / AFP PHOTO / KHALIL MAZRAAWI        (Photo credit should read KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

Jordanian Soldier Who Killed Three Green Berets Gets Life Sentence

With no ties to terrorist groups, the motive for the attack remains unknown.

Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson poses for photographer after an interview at Volvo Cars Showroom in Stockholm, Sweden, on July 05, 2017.
Samuelsson said that all Volvo cars will be electric or hybrid within two years. The Chinese-owned automotive group plans to phase out the conventional car engine. / AFP PHOTO / TT NEWS AGENCY AND TT News Agency / Jonas EKSTROMER / Sweden OUT        (Photo credit should read JONAS EKSTROMER/AFP/Getty Images)

Volvo Goes Electric: Is This the Beginning of the End for Gas-Powered Cars?

The Chinese-owned, Swedish carmaker is the first to swear off regular engines entirely.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 08:  Former FBI Director James Comey immitates a gesture he said he saw President Donald Trump make during one of their conversations while he testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Comey said that President Donald Trump pressured him to drop the FBI's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and demanded Comey's loyalty during the one-on-one meetings he had with president.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘Total and Complete Vindication’? No Way.

There are reams of evidence pointing toward Trump's collusion and obstruction — and we don’t even know what James Comey said in closed session.

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26:  People march in the American Muslim Day Parade on September 26, 2010 in New York, New York. The annual parade celebrates the presence and contributions of Muslims in New York City and surrounding areas. The parade, which attracts hundreds of participants, concludes with a bazaar selling food, clothing, and books from various Muslim nations.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

For Muslim Americans, Fear and Shock at a Trump Presidency

A imperiled minority fears that latent demons of intolerance and violence have been released into the wild.

TOPSHOT - Thousands of migrants and refugees walk through the port of Piraeus after arriving from the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios on February 1, 2016.
On average, more than 1,900 people have arrived each day this month on Greek islands on unseaworthy boats from Turkey, according to the UN, which put the total of new arrivals in January at more than 50,000. More than 31,000 people have been registered on Lesbos during that time, the UN added. / AFP / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI        (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Refugee Crisis Is Real

Which is why we so desperately need a global deal to bolster a broken system. And if the United Nations won’t do it, the United States must.

SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Colin Kaepernick #7 and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Colin Kaepernick Is Lucky He’s Not Japanese

National anthems have always inspired dissenters — but some countries treat their refuseniks better than others.

ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 05:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the CFE Arena during a campaign stop on the campus of the University of Central Florida  on March 5, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.  Primary voters head to the polls on March 15th in Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Donald Trump Is the Symptom of Our PTSD

How a fragile and broken national psyche led to the Frankenstein’s monster of an out-of-control presidential candidate.

Musa, a 25-year-old Kurdish marksman, stands atop a building as he looks at the destroyed Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, on January 30, 2015. Kurdish forces recaptured the town on the Turkish frontier on January 26, in a symbolic blow to the jihadists who have seized large swathes of territory in their onslaught across Syria and Iraq.     AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC / AFP / BULENT KILIC AND -        (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Can Anyone Stop the Syrian War?

A new cease-fire brokered by Washington and Moscow just went into effect. But there’s a long list of ways the deal could fall apart.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MARCH 07:  Lt. Mike Baute from Florida's Child Predator CyberCrime Unit talks with people on instant messenger during the unveiling of a new CyberCrimes office March 7, 2008 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. One of the people on the other side of the chat told Lt. Baute, who is saying he is a 14 year old girl, that he is a 31 year old male and sent him a photograph of himself. According to current statistics, more than 77 million children regularly use the Internet. The Federal Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force says Florida ranks fourth in the nation in volume of child pornography. Nationally, one in seven children between the ages of ten and 17 have been solicited online by a sexual predator.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

How OPM Bilked a Security Contractor That Confirmed a Major Hack

A new report says that the Office of Personnel Management was shockingly negligent in responding to multiple cyberattacks. But when Ben Cotton discovered fake anti-virus files, the agency jumped into action — and then refused to pay his company.

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 1: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the American Legion Convention September 1, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Trump spoke about his plans to secure the border and reform the Veterans Administration. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Why Elites Lose at Trump’s Language Game

Trump supporters aren’t brainwashed by the Republican candidate's “illogical” lies — they're listening to a different conversation altogether.