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.
New START may be flawed, but it also holds an opportunity for Obama to do something truly momentous.
When there's a foreign finger on the trigger, is Washington still accountable when innocents die?
When defense budgets get tight, politics can get a little complicated.
Why Obama doesn’t need Congress to start to make good on his promise.
Thomas P.M. Barnett lets the White House off the hook for the Pentagon's dysfunction.
Why the GOP needs to stop navel-gazing and embrace internationalism all over again.