Author Archives: Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

F-35 Strike Fighter Success: Real or Simulated?

Amid bad news, Lockheed takes victory lap in the Beltway bubble.

Watch Full Video of TAC’s Foreign Policy Conference

Leading scholars, journalists, and policy experts debate the outlook for realism & restraint in the Trump era.

Afghan Soldiers Went AWOL in America for Years

And that’s the least of our problems.

Bowe Bergdahl Was ‘Guilty’ All Along

Hyper-politicized persecution began when his thoughts on war came to light.

Burn Pits’ Legacy: ‘Delay, Deny, Hope They Die’

A new indie doc tells the shocking story of how so many veterans got sick.

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

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

Haley Debuts Trump’s Case for Ending Iran Nuke Deal

Ambassador warns Iran may start a nuclear war.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Strangelove and the Los Alamos Nuclear Fiasco

Farming out the nuclear arsenal turned out to be radioactive.

Facing the Human Wreckage of War

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

How Saudi Arabia Tricked American Veterans

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

Reagan Redux at the Pentagon

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

The New Battle for Afghanistan

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

Can Bergdahl Get a Fair Trial?

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

Trump and Israel

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

Is Civilian Control of the Military in Jeopardy?

And is it really any better?

Should the 9/11 Lawsuits Proceed?

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

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