Military

Gordon Adams

Intervention on the Cheap

Lawmakers trying to tie Syria to sequestration don't seem to realize we've already paid for this war.

Gordon Adams |

Report

Did Obama Administration Leaks Already Spoil the Syria Attack?

Former top officers are baffled by Washington's telegraphing of its strike on Assad.

Yochi Dreazen |

Rebuttal

The U.S. Isn't Trying to Contain China…

...and China's neighbors don't want it to anyway.

Phillip C. Saunders |

Terms of Engagement

Last Hope

The one place the Arab Spring hasn't gone to hell.

James Traub |

Rational Security

Outfoxing Beats Outgunning

What we can learn from one of the most brilliant deceptions of World War II.

John Arquilla |

Report

Two's a Crowd at the Pentagon

Is the Defense Department big enough for Chuck Hagel and his deputy?

Gordon Lubold |

By Other Means

A Model of American Opacity

How Obama's drone war echoes Egypt's military crackdown.

Rosa Brooks |

Gordon Adams

Return of the Precipice

Raising the curtain on this fall's fight over the defense budget.

Gordon Adams |

Slide Show

Don't Call it a Drone

From quadropods to robo-jeeps, photos of tomorrow's warbots.

John Reed |

Christian Caryl

Islands in the Desert

The problem, and the promise, of Libya's new city-states.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The 15,000 Troop Option

Plotting the course for post-2014 Afghanistan.

James Stavridis |

Rational Security

Last War Standing

Why preemption is the only thing that can keep America safe.

John Arquilla |

Christian Caryl

Zintan Versus the World

Why a small town in Libya refuses to give up custody of the revolution’s most high-profile prisoner.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Nuke the Budget

Why are nuclear weapons off the budget negotiating table? They're where we should start.

Tom Z. Collina |

By Other Means

Women Are from Mars Too

Why more female leaders won't mean less war.

Rosa Brooks |

Investigation

Inside Yemen's Shadow War Arsenal

The U.S. has spent hundreds of millions fighting Yemen's terrorists. What did it buy, really?

Gordon Lubold |

Micah Zenko

Walking Loudly and Carrying a Big Stick

Why women are less inclined to start wars.

Micah Zenko |

Gordon Adams

The Shoots of Hope Spring Eternal

But when it comes to the federal budget, are they weeds?

Gordon Adams |

Argument

Green Water

Can the U.S. Navy win the eco-arms race?

Ray Mabus |

Argument

How We Lost Yemen

The United States used the Pakistan playbook on Yemen's terrorists. It didn't work.

Gregory D. Johnsen |

Rational Security

The Pentagon's Ten-Percent Solution

The sequester isn't a problem if you know what to cut.

John Arquilla |

Argument

Escalation Cause

How the Pentagon's new strategy could trigger war with China.

David Gompert |

By Other Means

Uncle Sam Wants Who?

The real reasons people join the military.

Rosa Brooks |

Gordon Adams

The Pentagon's Stages of Budget Grief

There's been denial and anger, and now bargaining with the SCMR. When do we get to acceptance?

Gordon Adams |

Christian Caryl

In Libya, They Really Are Out to Get You

Why paranoia is the key to Libyan politics.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The Land of the Sinking Sun

Is Japan’s military weakness putting America in danger?

Philippe de Koning |

Dispatch

Death Spiral

In trying to save Egypt, the military and the Brotherhood may end up destroying it.

Ned Parker |

Rational Security

The ABCs of Strategy

Everything you need to know about war is in children's books.

John Arquilla |

Gordon Adams

Have You Heard the One About the Pentagon's Budget?

They're all fat jokes. And that needs to change.

Gordon Adams |

Argument

From Turkey to Egypt: The Army Is Not a Solution

Why Turkey's experience of military rule does not offer a hopeful precedent for Egypt.

Ihsan Dagi |