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This Week At War: The Pentagon Doesn't Have the Right Stuff

The Navy can't 'contain' Iran -- even if we wanted it to.

Robert Haddick |

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Strategic Error

When the big picture misses the point.

Robert Haddick |

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This Is Not a Test

Are missile defenses ready if Iran responds to an Israeli strike?

Robert Haddick |

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The Next Proxy War

How the United States can use the Syrian civil war to prepare the region -- for Iran.

Robert Haddick |

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Salami Slicing in the South China Sea

China's slow, patient approach to dominating Asia.

Robert Haddick |

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This Week at War: If You Build Up, Who Will Come?

The Pentagon may not have the resources to deter Iran and pivot to Asia at the same time.

Joshua Keating |

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This Week at War: Size Matters

Why the Pentagon should be thinking bigger (literally).

Robert Haddick |

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This Week at War: The Next Afghan War

Could there be a hot war between Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Robert Haddick |

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This Week at War: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Austerity Planners

How the Pentagon should prepare for the lean years to come.

Robert Haddick |

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This Week at War: A Leaner, Cleaner Russian Army

Everyone agrees that Russia's military needs reform. But making it happen won't be easy.

Robert Haddick |

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This Week at War: The Deepest Cut

The Pentagon may have way less money to work with than it thinks.

Robert Haddick |

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This Week at War: An Arms Race America Can’t Win

The United States has no chance in ship-for-ship showdown with China. Luckily, it shouldn't have to have one.

Robert Haddick |

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This Week At War: Enough Talk, Obama

Failures in Syria and Iran show the limits of diplomatic negotiation.

Robert Haddick |

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This Week at War: Does the U.S. Need More Aircraft Carriers?

The Pentagon sure wants more $15 billion boats, but it may have to look for other options. 

Robert Haddick |

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Baseless

How will the U.S. military cope without its facilities in Afghanistan?

Robert Haddick |

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This Week at War: Powerless in Kabul?

Despite the recent partnership agreement, the United States has less power than it thinks over future events in Afghanistan.

Robert Haddick |

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This Week at War: NIMBYs in the South China Sea

Where will the Pentagon put its Pacific marines?

Robert Haddick |

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This Week at War: The General's Dystopia

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff paints a grim picture of the future of military power. Will the Pentagon be ready for it?

Robert Haddick |

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This Week at War: Iran's North Korea Scenario

This week's missile launch shows the possible downside of crippling sanctions.

Robert Haddick |

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This Week at War: Syria as Prologue

The uprising could be the sign of even bigger battles to come in the proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Robert Haddick |

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This Week at War: The Navy's Pacific Problem

Does the U.S. military have the resources for an Asian century?

Robert Haddick |

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This Week at War: Rules of the Game

What message were U.S. officials trying to send by releasing the results of a CentCom Iran war game?

Robert Haddick |

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This Week at War: Losing Faith

Will massacres like the one this week in Afghanistan be more frequent as the Pentagon's budget cuts make for a more stressed and strained military?

Robert Haddick |

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Why Is Washington so Bad at Strategy?

Generals and politicians never seem to be on the same page. Is there any way to fix it?

Robert Haddick |

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Persian Poker

The stakes couldn't be higher as Israel's prime minister comes to Washington. But is Obama ready to go all in?

Robert Haddick |

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This Week at War: Can the Navy and the Air Force Get Along?

On a changing global battlefield, the U.S. military services will have to work together. 

Robert Haddick |

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The Toughest Op

Following Bin Laden and Qaddafi, will special forces troops be tasked with taking out Bashar al-Assad?

Robert Haddick |

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The Ticking Clock

Four reasons why -- this time -- you should believe the hype about Israel attacking Iran.

Robert Haddick |

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This Week at War: What Is NATO Good For?

The U.S. pivot to Asia could give the military alliance a chance to find a new identity.

Robert Haddick |