Flournoy, Kendall are seen as leading successors.
Meet the man who inspired Tom Clancy and The Hunt for Red October.
Is the Egyptian military's scorched-earth campaign in Sinai just creating a new generation of terrorists?
How this Wittgenstein sketch explains the Somalia SEAL raid.
When it comes to assessing the success of the war on terror, there's a lot we just don't know.
Why America can no longer afford to outsource the war on al-Shabab.
I played every game about the Yom Kippur War, so you don't have to. Here's what I learned.
From Vietnam to Syria, the appalling history of U.S. efforts to end wars by creating stalemate.
Can anyone stop the radicalization of Syrian rebels?
Sixty years later, South Korea still isn't ready to take full control of its own defense.
Obama's diplomatic solution might not stop Assad's war, but it's far better than what airstrikes would have accomplished.
Civil-military relations haven't been this bad in decades.
It's not just that Americans don't want to go to war against Assad -- it's that they know America's not good at going to war anymore.
Four reasons why presidents have pushed for nuclear cuts for decades -- and why there's no reason to stop now.
The battles over a drawdown at the Pentagon may have begun, but senior leadership is still prioritizing politics over hard budget realities.
Why none of the plans for intervening in Syria actually tries to save civilians.
The House proposal to keep defense spending down is a big deal -- and a reality check for the Pentagon.
America needs to plot a middle path for military intervention.
Did the killing of the U.S. ambassador a year ago cast a curse on the city he loved?
It's not just about chemical weapons -- it's about stopping a brutal dictator's war.
As Egypt's military government cracks down on the Muslim Brotherhood with unprecedented force, the defiant are going underground.
The White House seems to be confusing the least bad option with a strategic necessity.
Why you shouldn't worry about the Pentagon cutting personnel.
USAID's first known war-zone-related suicide raises troubling questions about whether America is doing enough to assist its relief workers.
France's president was quick to promise military intervention in Syria. But will his country follow him into the fray?