Military

Report

Breaking: Every Military Option in Syria Sucks

Intervention could cost a billion per month, top officer tells senators.

Gordon Lubold |

Gordon Adams

Taxed Americana

Why the United States needs to get out of the 'indispensable nation' business.

Gordon Adams |

Argument

Flash Point in the Eastern Mediterranean

Will conflict in the Middle East trigger the next great power war?

James Stavridis |

Argument

The Odds are Good for Egypt

Run the numbers, and you’ll see that Egypt’s coup may be just what the country needed.

Michael Albertus |

Argument

Echoes of Nasser

Nearly 60 years ago, Egypt's generals tried to crush the Muslim Brotherhood. It didn’t go well.

Steven A. Cook |

Lab Report

The Contenders

In Burma, the struggle for power is entering a risky new phase.

Gwen Robinson |

Gordon Adams

Letter of Resignation

Why won't Chuck Hagel use sequestration to strenghten the military?

Gordon Adams |

Micah Zenko

Don't Know Much About History

What John McCain, Richard Cohen, and Jeffrey Goldberg have in common.

Micah Zenko |

By Other Means

Is Sexual Assault Really an 'Epidemic'?

The U.S. military actually looks pretty good compared to, say, college.

Rosa Brooks |

Lab Report

The Military's Still in Charge

Why reform in Burma is only skin-deep.

Bertil Lintner |

Christian Caryl

Blood in the Streets

Massacring unarmed protestors is more common than you might think -- and governments often get away with it.

Christian Caryl |

By Other Means

America the Coupless

Just because our military won't take over doesn't mean civilians can ignore it.

Rosa Brooks |

Rational Security

Founding Insurgents

What today's military could learn from George Washington.

John Arquilla |

Argument

Just How Many Weapons Can America Sell?

The Obama administration is determined to find out.

William D. Hartung |

Argument

The Man on Horseback

Egypt's top general holds the fate of the country in his hands, but even the Army may not be able to restore order in Cairo.

Robert Springborg |

Argument

A General Gets Knifed

The Obama administration's infighting suddenly goes public.

Shane Harris |

Argument

Reboot

Why the Army's plan to cut 80,000 troops doesn't go nearly far enough.

Phillip Carter |

Gordon Adams

Don't Call It Isolationism

America's not retreating -- it's just going undercover.

Gordon Adams |

Micah Zenko

Obama's 'Alice in Wonderland' Syria Strategy

If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.

Micah Zenko |

Gordon Adams

U.S. Defense Industry Flees the Country

In search of greener pastures, Lockheed and friends venture abroad. But competition is stiff.

Gordon Adams |

Jeffrey Lewis

The Incredible Shrinking Arsenal

It's not Obama who's cutting nukes -- it's Congress.

Jeffrey Lewis |

The Brass

The New Triad

It's time to found a U.S. Cyber Force.

James Stavridis |

Argument

Death by Cuts to a Thousand

Obama's plan to reduce nuclear weapons does too little and will take too long.

Daryl G. Kimball |

Rational Security

Could Killer Robots Bring World Peace?

We're breaking Isaac Asimov's First Law -- and it could be good for humanity.

John Arquilla |

Argument

Navy Responds to Crunch Scandal

Confirms that 'captain' is an imposter.

Michael Peck |

Argument

The Case for Overkill

Obama's wrong: America does need thousands of nukes.

Matthew Kroenig |

David Barno

The Road to Nowhere Good

When Syria's rebels need more than just weapons, America may well find itself in the middle of a civil war.

David W. Barno |

Argument

Time to Pull Our Troops from Europe

It'll help solve the Eurozone crisis. Seriously.

Sean Kay |

Interview

'Don't Try to Convince Yourself That You're in Control'

Afghan lessons for arming the Syrian rebels from the CIA's mujahideen point man.

Joshua E. Keating |

Argument

The Evolution of an Interventionist

How John McCain became America's unofficial ambassador of leading from the front.

John Norris |