Meet the Oxford-educated Polish foreign minister fighting to get a wishy-washy continent to stand up to Russia.
The latest plans for the Pentagon's budget present an alternate reality.
Military muscle flexing in Asia; Hagel's approval rating low; Crash in Afg probably an accident; Assad to seek a third term; In China, the Big Ban Theory; and a bit more.
Satellite images show that Pyongyang is up to no good at its Punggye-ri nuclear site. The question isn't if a nuclear test will happen -- but when.
Has Russia broken its pledge not to test medium-range nukes? The answer isn't as clear as you might think.
How the United States and NATO came to pursue the counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan -- and why it might never be used again.
Will Obama tweak missile defense posture?; McCain, Flake furious about the VA; Blue Angels commander in hot water; Hagel brings the muscle; Marine regrets crucifying himself; and a bit more.
The push underscores a fundamental question: Can the nuke force police its own?
Clapper's gag order; U.S. Troops to exercise in Eastern Europe; Nagl deals with a drug ring; Thumb-wrestling for Hagel, who is also wheels up today; McChrystal talks "career curveballs"; and a bit more.
Biden to pledge support for Ukraine; Assad still using chems?; Possibly less than 10k in Afg; Dem gubernatorial candidate steps in it; and a bit more.
Could the new Pakistani government’s pursuit of the country’s former dictator be its own undoing?
Unkempt? New Army reg on hairstyles raise ire; Did Snowden mess up?; Abdullah Abdullah's lead widens; Donilon on the Asia Pivot: all good; and a bit more.
Inside the occupied government building in eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian protesters are trying to create a new country.
When it comes to conflict in world politics, realists are the peaceniks of post-Cold War America.
Hagel meeting with Poland’s defense chief; An explosion of foreign fighters in Syria; and a bit more.
Why the Navy’s betting on the wrong robot airplane for future wars.
The U.N. is begging for money to help Syrians who've fled their homes, as tensions over refugees in Jordan and Lebanon heat up. But there's no solution in sight.
A new Medal of Honor for Army veteran; New York Times piece explores ties between military and KKK; and a bit more.
CIA chief quietly visits Ukraine; a top Marine touches the military benefits third rail; and a bit more.
KKK links in Kansas shootings; U.S. diplomatic ‘brain drain’ in Afghanistan; Career anxiety at West Point; and a bit more.
Afghanistan goes to the polls; pro-Russian demonstrators clash with police in Ukraine; and Indian elections begin.
The Moscow playbook: predict chaos in Ukraine, then unleash it.
Obama at Fort Hood; Hagel comes home; A dangerous legacy in Afg; The effort to build the Iron Man suit; Party like a four-star; and a bit more.
Hagel in Beijing and a U.S.-China divide exposed; Fears of extremism and ethnic violence in Africa; Can you laugh at the military?; and a bit more.
How Washington turned its back on a foreign-policy triumph and let Darfur descend back into chaos. Part 3 in Foreign Policy's exclusive investigation of the U.N.'s peacekeeping debacle in Sudan.
It's not as crazy as you think-- and here's how the United States and Japan can prevent it from happening.
Part 2 in Foreign Policy’s exclusive investigation of the U.N.'s peacekeeping debacle in Darfur.
America used to love laughing at the military. When did it become so taboo?
FP's Situation Report: On FP, the disturbing story of the U.N.'s failed peacekeeping mission in Darfur
A runoff likely in Afg., but election a signal of smoother relations; Hagel to send destroyers to Asia; LT says: "your soldiers will amaze you;" and a bit more.