National Security

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: The mystery over Flight 370 darkens

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. 

Gordon Lubold |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: FP's exclusive story of a Pave Hawk crash in Japan

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.

Gordon Lubold |

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Exclusive: Inside the Fiery Crash of Jolly 12

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.

Dan Lamothe |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: A team player accuses the CIA of eavesdropping on Congress

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.

Gordon Lubold |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Chaos in Ukraine

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.  

Gordon Lubold |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: The mystery of the Malaysia Airlines jet

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.

Gordon Lubold |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Can John Brennan really handle the CIA-Senate standoff?

Crimea moves toward secession; The Pentagon’s new controversial retirement plan unveiled; and a bit more.

Dan Lamothe |

Situation Report

FP’s Situation Report: Congress investigating U.S. intel mistakes in Crimea

SECDEF begins defending his budget; The combat rescue helo lives; and a bit more.

Dan Lamothe |

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FP's Situation Report: U.S. suspends mil relationship with Russia

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.

Gordon Lubold |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Obama's big test in Crimea

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.

Gordon Lubold |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Is Chuck Hagel's un-honeymoon over?

A power grab in Crimea; State's new HR report is out; Washington's strange alliance with Qatar; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Report

Tarnished Brass

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?

Dan Lamothe |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Odierno, an unlikely pitchman to cut the Army

Pakistan mounts a push in Waziristan; McCain puts holds on Work, Wormuth noms; SEAL vets done in by boredom; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Hackers may have snagged credit card #s from Pentagon employees

Budget day at the Pentagon; What is a "toggle?"; U.S. working to aid Ukraine; How fake poker chips could fell a naval officer; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Where's the Navy's CHINFO?

Wheels up for Hagel; The Budget, the Day After; Wall Street had its own @natsecwonk; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Pre budget, loose lips at the Pentagon

The head of the military commission speaks; Cracks in the Marine's JSF; An Afghan veteran channels George's "Twix Rage"; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Micah Zenko

The More You Talk, the Less You Know

The real experts don't want your retweets, likes, or shares.

Micah Zenko |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: 60 Minutes goes deep on JSF

Iranian oil, flowing again; Weapons to Iraq: the Baghdad, Washington clocks, revisited; R U smarter than a launch officer?; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: A 'dangerous' prisoner release and a new green-on-blue attack in Afg.

The U.K.'s cool new super stealth drone; The Truman eases out of the Gulf; Marine Corps Times is back; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

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FP's Situation Report: Syria, starving for attention

Out-Foxing the LCS; McRaven on Iron Man… suits?; CNAS lists its 18 "best and brightest;" and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

COLUMN

Any Way the Wind Blows

From drone strikes to Syria, the indecisive Obama administration thinks it can conduct foreign policy by floating trial balloons.

David Rothkopf |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: A drone debate rages before a strike

The Karzai Workaround; Flynn on the ANSF; What is "even is the new up?;" Gates flashbacks and brisket ice cream; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: TFBSO's Jim Bullion, out

Congress puts VA on the hot seat; Hagel to hire ethics officer; USAID's Larry Sampler on negative reporting on Afg: 'don't believe it.'; Ethics: Passing and Failing 'The Washington Post Test;' and a bit more.  

Gordon Lubold |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Schweitzer in the doghouse

Nuland speaks undiplomatically; DoD won't mothball the George Washington; Peace talks in Pakistan; GI Joe looks amazing at 50; The dog of war; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

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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 |