Putin's rationale for invading Crimea sounds a lot like Reagan's for invading Grenada.
Crimea crisis awakens an anemic NATO; Egypt's Gen. Sisi throws his hat in the ring; Petty Officer Mayo was a hero; Why will 1,892 flags to be planted on the Mall today?; and a bit more.
Hagel hires an ethics officer; Sub exercises in the Arctic; The North goes ballistic; Snowden scores; Taliban victories overrated; and a bit more.
A shooting in Norfolk; Why the malware market is thriving; The challenge of finding the black box; Will Sinclair retire as a one-star?; and a bit more.
Chances of war in Ukraine grow; A scramble for intel; Vets storm the Hill today; More troops to get Kony; Sardar Ahmad's final story: about a lion on a roof; and a bit more.
On faking blackness, dickriders, basic training, and the sad fabulist and wannabe-warrior-of-Islam, Nicholas Teausant.
McCain on Putin's sanctions; Can the Army handle the truth?; Pentagon bets on no sequester; Obama WH cuts Penty program for Ukraine; and a bit more.
A popular commercial honored the return of a U.S. soldier from Afghanistan. So how did it get so ugly behind the scenes?
What Pakistan knew about bin Laden; Rasmussen to FP: Will Russia stop there?; DOD to send troops to Libya; No "Step Nine" for Boogie; What up with the Pentagon library?; and a bit more.
Could the Navy Yard shooting have been avoided?; A Sinclair morality play; A "Chilly Rivalry?" with Russia; A class act leaves the Pentagon; and a bit more.
Why won't senior officials show Congress evidence of a cheaper, off-the-shelf alternative to the military's Afghan battlefield needs?
Hagel considers non-lethal aide to Ukraine, but the Pentagon's options are limited; Terrain masking: Did Flight 370 fly at 5,000 feet? Clancy predicted Crimea; Sinclair to plead guilty to lesser charges; and a bit more.
Crimea has voted to secede from Ukraine. The Obama administration is warning Russia not to annex the breakaway region. What happens if Vladimir Putin does so anyway?
U.S. sends rations to Ukraine, not weaponry; Fewer $$ means more drugs, less effort; What spit-shined shoes and the Pentagon briefing room have in common; and a bit more.
Dunford, on the perils of leaving Afghanistan; How the Sinclair case fell apart; The irony of the missile launch officer community; and a bit more.
When an elite Air Force helicopter rescue crew plummeted into a Japanese forest, it didn't just kill an airman and spark an inferno -- it stirred up a diplomatic hornet’s nest for the U.S.
What a murder in Kabul says about Western security there; For real: a picture of hunger in Syria; Dunford to testify; A defense contractor trades secrets with Chinese girlfriend; and a bit more.
Terrorism theory in Malaysia Airlines crash disintegrates; Rock bottom: the relationship between the CIA and the Senate; Sinclair may now get a plea deal; and a bit more.
Ukraine leader to meet Obama; Gates: Russia won't loosen its grip on Crimea; Forbidden love in Afghanistan; McCaskill's meaty sexual assault bill; and a bit more.
Crimea moves toward secession; The Pentagon’s new controversial retirement plan unveiled; and a bit more.
SECDEF begins defending his budget; The combat rescue helo lives; and a bit more.
Budget day at the Pentagon; Ukrainians are tough but undermanned and underfunded; Spies, lies and rape: the story of an undercover airman; and a bit more.
Mike Morell: Putin only understands 'tough'; Stavridis' 10 ideas on crisis; Karzai in the WaPo: angry; The LCS and the fog of (budget) war; and a bit more.
A power grab in Crimea; State's new HR report is out; Washington's strange alliance with Qatar; and a bit more.
The top Marine Corps general is unpopular with his troops, damaged on Capitol Hill, and under investigation in the Pentagon. Can he really still lead?