How do Syria’s rebels feel about a U.S. bombing campaign against Assad?
Wondering what is meant by 'all options are on the table'? A spokesperson will 'look into that' for you.
The four reasons it was inevitable that Obama would go to Congress on Syria.
Lawmakers trying to tie Syria to sequestration don't seem to realize we've already paid for this war.
Obama’s “limited” strikes are just the prelude to massive intervention in the Middle East. And Congress shouldn’t fall for it.
Five big consequences of the president's call to let Congress decide about America's Syrian intervention.
Raising the curtain on this fall's fight over the defense budget.
But when it comes to the federal budget, are they weeds?
Intervention could cost a billion per month, top officer tells senators.
Complain all you want. But Uncle Sam produces better journalism than most of you yahoos.
Why won't Chuck Hagel use sequestration to strenghten the military?
A former U.S. negotiator on resolving the impasse over Tehran's nuclear program.
How the U.S. spent billions on a plan that increases the danger of proliferation.
Obama's plan to reduce nuclear weapons does too little and will take too long.
How Obama's pick to lead the FBI tried to put the brakes on the NSA's surveillance dragnet.
Imagine the civil-military divide -- but much, much bigger.
How John McCain became America's unofficial ambassador of leading from the front.
How the media covered national-security leaks in Daniel Ellsberg's day.
No, Mr. President, your top job is not to 'keep the American people safe.'
How the Pentagon can cut costs -- and come out stronger.
Will the wars of the future be won by management consultants?
Modest measures to aid the Syrian rebels won't topple Assad. And despite protestations, even Washington's hawks don't want to go further.