Article Archive

The Recruitment Problem the Military Doesn’t Want to Talk About

The services are facing a dwindling pool of largely obese, uneducated delinquents. Why?

August 15, 2018

Veterans Hit a Breaking Point With Trump

The president’s recent VFW appearance was supposed to be an easy win with his base. It was anything but.

July 31, 2018

The Democratic Party’s Israel Problem

The Secular-Orthodox culture wars have come to America—that’s bad news for a party that takes Jewish-American votes for granted.

May 7, 2018

America’s Fling With the Kurds Could Cause Turkey and NATO to Split

Critics are alarmed by Ankara’s turn toward Russia and “who lost Turkey” talk is in the air.

April 16, 2018

Steve Coll’s Directorate S is Disturbing Account of U.S. Mistakes After 9/11

‘Ghost Wars’ author on the secret war behind the war in Afghanistan.

April 5, 2018

The Political Forces Behind Rex Tillerson’s Firing

After he tried to resolve the Qatar fiasco, top neocons and Gulf operatives decided they wanted him out.

March 15, 2018

Trump’s Nuke Plan Raising Alarms Among Military Brass

They say strategy led by DoD policy wonks could lead to dangerous nuclear escalation.

February 2, 2018

Tillerson, Mattis Warned Trump Against Embassy Move

President insisted on his Jerusalem moment, but the impact is forever.

December 7, 2017

Did Kushner Keep Tillerson in the Dark on Saudi-Lebanon Move?

Efforts by Prince Salman to start a regional crisis backfired, but the drama has left the secretary of state seething.

November 27, 2017

How Saddam Hussein Predicted America’s Failure in Iraq

One of his top generals provides a window into the former dictator’s mind.

October 25, 2017

The Dark History of Fear, Inc.

How politically-driven bugaboos distract us from the real monsters.

October 6, 2017

How the Brass Talked Another President Into a Losing Strategy

Despite tough talk, Trump approach on Afghanistan is no different than 2009.

August 22, 2017

Exclusive: Bannon & Kushner Want to Outsource Afghanistan to Mercenaries

Dyncorp, ex-Blackwater CEOs lobby hard, stand to profit.

July 18, 2017

Tillerson and Mattis Cleaning Up Kushner’s Middle East Mess

Are the adults in the room being thwarted?

June 27, 2017