National Security

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Bob Work: The Ax Man Cometh

How Whack-a-Mole in Pakistan could end; Is Pyongyang fielding a new "road-mobile" ICBM?; Peckerwood is the new black; What is a Skinny Puppy and why is it mad?; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Bob Work, on deck

Vaughn to McCaskill: catch the peckerwoods!; Move over Air Force, the Navy has a new cheating scandal; Why there are more Kalashnikovs moving in Afg; Clapper on Assad; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

By Other Means

Fighting Words

Has the nature of "war" changed since the days of Clausewitz?

Rosa Brooks |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: A major fraud scandal rocks the Army's ranks

CSBA puts the band back together; Karzai back-channels peace; What's Senate Intel talking about today?; The military and beer in the Super Bowl: Bad Buds? and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Argument

Bad Bud

Did the military violate its own rules by getting in bed with Budweiser during the Super Bowl?

Phillip Carter |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: More officers behaving badly and a new focus on ethics

Frank Kearney: why the Afghan election is important; IAVA: The VA backlog is stalled; Germany ponders military muscle flexing; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Micah Zenko

They Who Must Not Be Named

The administration's reasons for not releasing who's on the list of America's enemies in the war on terror are getting ridiculous.

Micah Zenko |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Epic Fails: DOD's "encyclopedia" of ethical lapses

Hagel getting to the church on time, 132 years later; Wormuth, McKeon to Pentagon Policy shop, McCord to comptroller; China mil's growing muscle mass; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Situation Report

FP’s Situation Report: The rift between Kabul and Washington is making life easier for the Taliban

Air Force promotions on ice because of nuke cheating scandal; Syria's terrorism problem highlighted on the Hill; and a bit more.

Dan Lamothe |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Wheels up for Hagel

Mil promotion system doesn't weed out toxic leaders; SOTU's unanswered questions; Sgt. Remsburg no stranger to Obama; Air Force cheater investigation expands; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Hagel to launch a big review of awards

How the off-ramp from Afghanistan has a former black site on it; What would you do with $26 billion?; Leo Shane gets a new gig; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: ISAF rebukes Afg release of detainees

Karzai holds a presser; Tarnishing brass: generals doing the wrong thing again; Are U.S. veterans selfish?; "Fake Admiral Kirby" and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

COLUMN

The True Forever War

Technology, not policy, will make it easier for U.S. leaders to kill people, blow things up, and disrupt computer networks around the world.

Micah Zenko |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Hagel turns up the heat on nukes

Two warships to the Black Sea for Sochi; Locklear says Pacific is the most "militarized zone;" U.S. contractors work for the Iraqis now; Who's not pro-Israel enough for AIPAC?; and a bit more.  

Gordon Lubold |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Obama, worse than Jimmy Carter on Syria?

China is having Internet problems; Veterans bill would restore COLA; How a little mistake cost a life; A short list for the Pentagon's policy job; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Report

NSA Surveillance Will Change. Just Not Very Much.

Seeking a middle ground on surveillance, Obama pleases few.

Shane Harris |

Report

America's Emaciated Army

The U.S. military is slated to shed 150,000 soldiers. Can it still go to war with so few?

Gordon Lubold |

Report

Pennsylvania Avenue's Cold War

How a New Jersey Democrat became the White House's biggest foreign-policy foe.

Yochi Dreazen |

Report

What Was Edward Snowden Doing in India?

And why was he taking "ethical hacking" classes there?

Shane Harris |

Report

Did Bob Gates' New Book Just Trash His Golden Reputation?

The former Secdef was known for quiet loyalty –- until a tell-all unloaded on his old bosses.

Gordon Lubold |

Argument

Ace of Base

Can Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe finally close down a problematic U.S. air station in Okinawa?

Trefor Moss |