A Million Mistakes a Second
Ultrafast computing is critical to modern warfare. But it also ensures a lot could go very wrong, very quickly.
How War Went Retro and the Pentagon Was Left Behind
The U.S. military has been trying — and failing — to buy a simple counterinsurgency aircraft for more than 10 years. Here’s what went wrong.
The Countries Where F-35 Sales Are Taking Off
Tracking the growing global fleet of stealth fighters.
Nukes Aren’t the End of North Korea’s Arsenal
Any deal needs to remember Pyongyang's range of deadly programs.
An Arms Deal Won’t Heal What Ails Muhammadu Buhari
Nigeria’s president is trying to prove he can get from Washington what his predecessor couldn’t, but it might not be enough to get him re-elected.
China Has Already Won the Drone Wars
Chinese companies are proving that America is not first in the UAV export market. Can Trump roll that back?
How AI Could Destabilize Nuclear Deterrence
A new Rand Corp. report finds artificial intelligence could increase the risk of nuclear war.
Trump Is Moving in the Right Direction on North Korea
The risks of a summit remain high. But diplomacy works.
How Social Media Built the Case for Trump’s Strike on Syria
Evidence of chemical weapons used to require a chain of custody. Now, open-source intelligence is often enough.
Syrian Chemical Weapons Prompts Missile Volley From Trump
U.S. is “locked and loaded” for more strikes, but only if Assad uses chemical weapons.
Pentagon Official Says U.S. Hypersonic Weapons Research Underfunded
Amid reports of a new Russian missile, DARPA's chief says the United States lacks infrastructure.
Is a Court Case in Texas the First Prosecution of a ‘Black Identity Extremist’?
The FBI is looking for terrorists. Civil rights advocates say it is targeting people engaged in free speech.
Modi and Bibi Are Brothers in Arms
India and Israel won’t let ideology get in the way of booming bilateral trade.
Ukraine Needs U.S. Help to Fight Corruption
Domestic reforms are just as important as defending against Russian aggression.
Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Agency Alleges Fraud in Arms Industry
The country’s war on graft is far from over.
Why is Lloyd’s of London Insuring American Guns?
The iconic British insurance market is good at pooling risk. But critics fear the policies it underwrites could fuel gun violence.
U.N. Panel Finds Evidence of Iranian Hardware in Yemeni Rebels’ Missile. And American.
Investigation into weapon’s origins yields clues, but no smoking gun.
China Should Send 30,000 Troops Into North Korea
The only way to stand down from a nuclear confrontation is to reassure Kim Jong Un that the United States won’t — and can’t — invade.