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.
Obama's outgoing national security advisor leaves behind a U.S. foreign policy in much better shape than he found it. Can Susan Rice build on his success?
Why today's presidents have more war-waging power than ever -- and why no Congress will ever stand in their way.
Electromagnetic pulse is the conservative fetish that just won't die.
Daniel Fried was the perfect man for the hardest job in Washington, but even he couldn’t close Guantanamo.