Article Archive

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

Military-Industrial Election

How defense firms spend campaign cash

July 6, 2016

Will Women Dodge the Draft?

Legislation allowing female conscription began as a protest, but the Pentagon now supports it.

May 26, 2016

How Wartime Washington Lives in Luxury

Meet the new class profiting from the growth of the national-security state.

April 25, 2016

Obama’s Witness for the Prosecution

Merrick Garland’s appointment to the Supreme Court would ensure deference to bipartisan executive overreach.

March 29, 2016