National Security

Report

The Pentagon's Invisible Man

Even the defense secretary admits, "It's not a Hagel era."

Gordon Lubold |

Argument

Our Red Lines and Theirs

New information reveals why Saddam Hussein never used chemical weapons in the Gulf War.

Benjamin Buch |

Gordon Adams

The Little Budget Deal is a Big Deal

What's good for the country is even better for the Pentagon -- stability.

Gordon Adams |

Exclusive

White House v. Holder

The fight over the government’s top national security lawyer.

Shane Harris |

Argument

Indefinite Extension

Obama needs to consult Congress before he authorizes offensive military action in Afghanistan after 2014.

Bruce Ackerman |

Argument

Now for the Hard Part

The Iran deal is a good first step. Let's see what happens next.

Matthew Kroenig |

Argument

No More Exemptions

Why Israel can no longer afford to rebuff global norms pertaining to weapons of mass destruction.

Avner Cohen |

Investigation

Meet the Spies Doing the NSA's Dirty Work

This obscure FBI unit does the domestic surveillance that no other intelligence agency can touch.

Shane Harris |

Argument

No More Easy Wars

America is resurrecting the same strategy that failed in Iraq -- and ground troops will pay the price.

Scott Gerber |

Exclusive

Spy Copters, Lasers, and Break-In Teams

How the FBI keeps watch on foreign diplomats.

Matthew M. Aid |

Micah Zenko

Myth Dealers

In an uncertain world ... and 4 other ‘truths' America's generals want to sell you.

Micah Zenko |