Article Archive

Is Tom Cotton’s Inner Realist Struggling to Get Out?

Hawkish senator raised eyebrows with talk of ‘endless wars.’

September 21, 2017

Haley Debuts Trump’s Case for Ending Iran Nuke Deal

Ambassador warns Iran may start a nuclear war.

September 6, 2017

RIP Walter Becker: The Edgy, Impish Half of Steely Dan

Guitarist-songwriter helped duo transcend the conformity and narcissism of the age.

September 3, 2017

Pardon Me? Rep. Rohrabacher’s Curious Visit With Assange

Congressman: Wikileaks has info that would “demolish” Russian hack narrative.

August 21, 2017

Chinese Troops Moving Next Door to U.S. Base in Horn of Africa

Rivals winning influence as Trump chooses bombs over bread across continent.

July 24, 2017

Dr. Strangelove and the Los Alamos Nuclear Fiasco

Farming out the nuclear arsenal turned out to be radioactive.

July 13, 2017

Facing the Human Wreckage of War

An alternative WWII history invokes ‘moral injury’ in context of Pacific War.

June 19, 2017

How Saudi Arabia Tricked American Veterans

The longstanding U.S. ally lobbies Washington with unwitting domestic surrogates.

April 27, 2017

Reagan Redux at the Pentagon

Why Trump is attracted to Cold War tactics, including big defense spending

March 8, 2017

The New Battle for Afghanistan

With Trump’s attention elsewhere, the defense establishment seems set on sending more troops there.

February 14, 2017

Can Bergdahl Get a Fair Trial?

His new commander-in-chief has repeatedly said he should be executed.

January 24, 2017

Trump and Israel

Will he actively pursue Israel’s interests or merely let both sides of the conflict do their thing?

January 18, 2017

Is Civilian Control of the Military in Jeopardy?

And is it really any better?

December 21, 2016

Should the 9/11 Lawsuits Proceed?

The law now says they can, but the debate rages on.

December 14, 2016

The Unsung Hero of American Air Power

Legendary test pilot Chuck Myers fought for smart defense spending.

December 1, 2016

Rise of the American Mercenary

Thousands of private contractors are in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now they may be in Syria, too.

October 25, 2016

The Return of Torture?

CIA and Congress oppose Trump’s push—but the public may not.

September 28, 2016

The Veeps on War

They are both hawkish.

September 14, 2016

Clinton’s Syria War Plans

Her national-security team-in-waiting wants a return to big U.S. interventions.

August 16, 2016

Fallujah in Ruins

The people the U.S. helped to liberate are being abused all over again.

July 14, 2016