Drones Don’t Wear Uniforms. They Should.
Israel’s use of consumer drones against protesters heralds a dangerous, lawless age of conflict.
The Afghan War Isn’t Being Won, Says New Pentagon Audit
A new summary of the country’s troubles by a special inspector general doesn’t paint an optimistic picture.
Are Americans as ‘Ugly’ as Ever?
"The Ugly American" remains relevant, 60 years after it changed the way the United States saw itself in the world.
Before Trump’s Speech, More Bad News From the Afghan Front
As Trump prepares to rally support for the 16-year mission in his State of the Union address, the Pentagon is reluctant to divulge details about the war effort.
Inside a European Center to Combat Russia’s Hybrid Warfare
Western countries are looking for new ways to defend against a new generation of war. Does a center in Finland have the answers?
Coalition Analysis Warns of Potential Islamic State Resurgence
The militant group is on the run, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be back.
Moral Repugnance: A Response to ‘Can’t Kill Enough to Win? Think Again’
There are multiple ways to describe retired Lt. Cols. David Bolgiano and John Taylor’s article in the December issue of Proceedings.
Saudi Arabia Is Freeing a New Batch of Former Gitmo Detainees
And the Trump administration isn't happy.
The Next Phase in the War on Terror Is Here
But talk of Guantánamo, “extreme vetting,” and ending the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is just a distraction from the real threat.
The Real Reason U.S. Troops Are in Niger
Hint: This is a local and regional conflict, not a global one.
‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’: Some nice portrayals in a C-movie wrapper
Better directorial judgment and a larger budget would have made for a more compelling film.
Is There Any Defense Against Low-Tech Terror?
The Catalonia attacks are a case study in the future of violent extremism. Governments need to figure out how to respond.
Trump’s Presidential Afghanistan Speech
Details may be slim, but the president nailed the "why" of America's longest war — and boldly went against his political base.
Donald Trump Is Pushing America’s Special Forces Past the Breaking Point
America has never had more counterterrorism raids — and less of a counterterrorism strategy.
Congress Will Rubber-Stamp Whatever War Powers Donald Trump Wants
Senators and representatives say they want to scrutinize the White House’s use of the military, but don’t kid yourself.
Trump Isn’t Being a CEO. He’s Just AWOL.
The president’s delegation of determining troop levels in Afghanistan to the Pentagon is unprecedented and dangerous.
Screw Brad Pitt and the ‘War Machine’ He Rode in On
The Stanley McChrystal — and the war in Afghanistan — I knew is not at all like what you’ll see on Netflix.
Trump Weighs Vetoing France’s African Anti-Terrorism Plan
France presses for a swift vote on a U.N. resolution endorsing an African force, betting Washington will back down.