National Security

Report

The Price of War

A new report details the civilian costs of U.S. drone strikes -- and failures to compensate the families of victims. 

Letta Tayler |

Argument

High North or High Tension?

How to head off war in the last frontier on Earth.

Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret) |

Gordon Adams

Facing Reality at the Pentagon

Washington is clearly insane. But have military planners finally come to grips with the sequester?

Gordon Adams |

Report

The NSA's New Code Breakers

America's using front companies, break-in artists, and hacktivists to spy on everyone -- and only North Korea seems able to resist.

Matthew M. Aid |

Jeffrey Lewis

Poison Control

Why can't we get rid of nukes the same way we got rid of chemical weapons?

Jeffrey Lewis |

Report

Ash Carter Tells Pentagon Boss, 'It's Time for Me to Go'

Flournoy, Kendall are seen as leading successors.

Gordon Lubold |

By Other Means

Consider the Duck-Rabbit

How this Wittgenstein sketch explains the Somalia SEAL raid.

Rosa Brooks |

Micah Zenko

The Known Unknowns of Counterterrorism Ops

When it comes to assessing the success of the war on terror, there's a lot we just don't know.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Cut-Rate Counterterrorism

Why America can no longer afford to outsource the war on al-Shabab.

Bronwyn Bruton |

Argument

The Guns of October

I played every game about the Yom Kippur War, so you don't have to. Here's what I learned.

Michael Peck |

By Other Means

The Failure of Impasse

From Vietnam to Syria, the appalling history of U.S. efforts to end wars by creating stalemate.

Rosa Brooks |

Investigation

No Exit

The Kafka-esque story of the U.S. translators being held against their will in a Kuwaiti hangar.

Yochi Dreazen |

Argument

Twitter's Week of Reckoning

One major social media service isn't keeping up with its peers in dealing with designated terrorists.

J.M. Berger |

By Other Means

How to Be a Foreign Policy Genius in 7 Minutes

A Rosa Brooks PSA for furloughed employees.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

It's Time to Abandon 'Munich'

After 75 years, foreign policy's uber-analogy needs to go.

Tom Shachtman |