How al Qaeda broke hundreds of bad guys out of the world’s most notorious jail -- and what it means for America.
With U.S. national security policy under review, Obama has a chance to cement his legacy for the better. But will he take it?
It's time for Congress to use its freedom of speech power to force the intelligence debate out into the open.
The E.U. finally decided to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization. Why won't the U.N.?
Intervention could cost a billion per month, top officer tells senators.
Pakistan’s leaked bin Laden report proves that the country’s vaunted spy agency is either shockingly inept or duplicitous. Or both.
An Independence Day oratory on America’s national security paranoia.
Obama's new national security advisor has sharp elbows, a tart tongue, and a taste for the shadows.
Why Putin actually loves tweaking the United States over Edward Snowden, and why China’s too smart to bother.
Egypt is on the brink -- not of something better than the old Mubarak dictatorship, but of something even worse.
Maybe the real failed states are the ones that have the means to help other nations -- but choose to retreat inward.
Afghan lessons for arming the Syrian rebels from the CIA's mujahideen point man.
Why Obama’s small plan to send small arms to the Syrian rebels might fail on all counts.
Sorry, Edward Snowden -- the United States has a long, dubious history of putting national security before people's freedoms.
Why Congress needs to go big -- and restrict the power of a runaway executive branch.
Do Americans realize their privacy rights have been obliterated?
Japan's former defense minister talks to FP about cyberattacks, the East China Sea face-off, and whether North Korea's Kim Jong Un is a puppet dictator.
There's an effort afoot in Congress to kick terrorists off Twitter. But the government's spies aren't so sure.
The battle for a town on the Lebanese border marks the kingdom's first attempt to lead Syria's fractured opposition.
In a country where rape has been used as a weapon of war, reformers are making special efforts to turn women into cops.
Why today's presidents have more war-waging power than ever -- and why no Congress will ever stand in their way.