Afghan lessons for arming the Syrian rebels from the CIA's mujahideen point man.
How John McCain became America's unofficial ambassador of leading from the front.
Some Egyptians see military rule as a solution to their problems. Here's why it's a bad idea.
What has happened to the notion of cyberdefense?
But its accounting is so bad that it can't say for sure how much or to whom.
How the Pentagon can cut costs -- and come out stronger.
Will the wars of the future be won by management consultants?
Modest measures to aid the Syrian rebels won't topple Assad. And despite protestations, even Washington's hawks don't want to go further.
The problem with the Navy and Air Force's belief that they can do it all.
President Obama's magical thinking about how to defeat al Qaeda.
The Pentagon is taking risks with old or untested parts -- and paying hundreds of millions of dollars extra.
Have 70 years of nuclear policy been based on a lie?
In the mountains of Yemen, a strange and deadly face-off between elite soldiers and rebellious villagers could have big international consequences.
Obama can't live without drones, Pakistan can't live with 'em. So the president bowed to the Islamic street.
Sunni-Shiite hatreds are the least of the Middle East's problems -- it's the struggle within the Sunni world that will define the region for years to come.
Welcome to the strange -- and terrifying -- underground world of Chinese military fantasy novels.
Why Americans are to blame for the Pentagon's outrageous sex scandals.