Why Afghanistan's next president won't succeed without the warlords -- or the Taliban.
Denny Blair to Sasakawa; Breedlove back to Europe; Why Asia Pacific countries are scared to share; Weapons spending creeps upward; and a bit more.
What Afghanistan's international monitors pack for the most pivotal -- and dangerous -- political contest since 2001.
Crimea crisis awakens an anemic NATO; Egypt's Gen. Sisi throws his hat in the ring; Petty Officer Mayo was a hero; Why will 1,892 flags to be planted on the Mall today?; and a bit more.
Hagel hires an ethics officer; Sub exercises in the Arctic; The North goes ballistic; Snowden scores; Taliban victories overrated; and a bit more.
A shooting in Norfolk; Why the malware market is thriving; The challenge of finding the black box; Will Sinclair retire as a one-star?; and a bit more.
McCain on Putin's sanctions; Can the Army handle the truth?; Pentagon bets on no sequester; Obama WH cuts Penty program for Ukraine; and a bit more.
A popular commercial honored the return of a U.S. soldier from Afghanistan. So how did it get so ugly behind the scenes?
What Pakistan knew about bin Laden; Rasmussen to FP: Will Russia stop there?; DOD to send troops to Libya; No "Step Nine" for Boogie; What up with the Pentagon library?; and a bit more.
Could the Navy Yard shooting have been avoided?; A Sinclair morality play; A "Chilly Rivalry?" with Russia; A class act leaves the Pentagon; and a bit more.
Much has gone right in Afghanistan. It’s more secure, stable, and even optimistic. But there's one final tweak needed before America says goodbye.
What a murder in Kabul says about Western security there; For real: a picture of hunger in Syria; Dunford to testify; A defense contractor trades secrets with Chinese girlfriend; and a bit more.
Terrorism theory in Malaysia Airlines crash disintegrates; Rock bottom: the relationship between the CIA and the Senate; Sinclair may now get a plea deal; and a bit more.
Ukraine leader to meet Obama; Gates: Russia won't loosen its grip on Crimea; Forbidden love in Afghanistan; McCaskill's meaty sexual assault bill; and a bit more.
Mike Morell: Putin only understands 'tough'; Stavridis' 10 ideas on crisis; Karzai in the WaPo: angry; The LCS and the fog of (budget) war; and a bit more.
The top Marine Corps general is unpopular with his troops, damaged on Capitol Hill, and under investigation in the Pentagon. Can he really still lead?
A nearly eradicated disease has cropped up everywhere from Jerusalem to Kabul. You can thank Pakistani terrorists for that.
From Tora Bora to wartime fatigue, the U.S. legacy in Afghanistan was just one failed endeavor after another.
Remembering a popular restaurateur killed in Kabul—and a policy of segregation that humiliated local Afghans.
The U.S. military is slated to shed 150,000 soldiers. Can it still go to war with so few?
How the Obama administration turned its back on counternarcotics, and why the Taliban is laughing all the way to the bank.
The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.
The former Secdef was known for quiet loyalty –- until a tell-all unloaded on his old bosses.
The Haqqani network comprises some of Afghanistan's most lethal insurgents. Why isn't the White House doing more to stop them?
Did local democracy help or hinder post-2001 Afghanistan? An MIT study comes up with some surprising insights.