U.S. Congress

Argument

Arms Twisting

Why won't Obama sign his own weapons treaty next week?

Rachel Stohl |

Jeffrey Lewis

The EMPire Strikes Back

Electromagnetic pulse is the conservative fetish that just won't die.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Gordon Adams

Flexible Spending Account

How the Pentagon is wriggling its way through sequestration.

Gordon Adams |

By Other Means

The War Professor

Can Obama finally make the legal case for his war on terror?

Rosa Brooks |

Feature

Gitmo's Fallen Czar

Daniel Fried was the perfect man for the hardest job in Washington, but even he couldn’t close Guantanamo.

Michelle Shephard |

Jeffrey Lewis

Death Wears Bunny Slippers

Why America's nuclear missileers are going soft.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Gordon Adams

Food Fight

Why is the agricultural lobby so mad at Obama?

Gordon Adams |

Rebuttal

The Case for Nuclear Unilateralism

New START may be flawed, but it also holds an opportunity for Obama to do something truly momentous.

Yousaf Butt |

Micah Zenko

Outsourcing Lethality

When there's a foreign finger on the trigger, is Washington still accountable when innocents die?

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Who Are We Again?

Have Republicans totally forgotten what the 'national interest' means?

Danielle Pletka |

Gordon Adams

High Stakes and the Sequester Squeeze

When defense budgets get tight, politics can get a little complicated.

Gordon Adams |

Argument

How to Close Guantanamo

Why Obama doesn’t need Congress to start to make good on his promise.

Laura Pitter |

Micah Zenko

Hawking Something

The Syria interventionists want us to go to war. They're wrong.

Micah Zenko |

Letters

Minority Report

Should presidents seek out dissent?

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Letters

Storming the Hill

Thomas P.M. Barnett lets the White House off the hook for the Pentagon's dysfunction.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

How to Save the Republican Party

Why the GOP needs to stop navel-gazing and embrace internationalism all over again. 

Sen. John McCain |

Gordon Adams

The Defense Department in Sequesterland

The Pentagon will make it through sequestration better than most.

Gordon Adams |

Rebuttal

Off to a Bad Start

Why is the president letting America's nukes rust?

Sen. Jim Inhofe |

Micah Zenko

Clip the Agency's Wings

Why Obama needs to take the drones away from the CIA.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Obama Proposes Shifting Funds from Nuclear Nonproliferation to Nuclear Weapons

Hundreds of millions of dollars proposed in new spending on warheads.

R. Jeffrey Smith |

Argument

Time to Face Facts

Three years in, New START has performed exactly as advertised.

John Kerry |

Argument

Point of Order

The problem with Congress's idea to base immigration on economic merit.

Alexandra Starr |

Argument

Losing the Senate

Carl Levin's retirement is the latest blow to a smart foreign policy.

Norm Ornstein |

Amy Zegart

Wait, Did the System Just Work?

Congress performs oversight on drones -- and gets results.

Amy Zegart |

Christian Caryl

The Tip of the Democracy Spear

The U.S. military doesn’t exactly have an unblemished record when it comes to promoting democracy. Is there a way to change that?

Christian Caryl |

By Other Means

Mission Creep in the War on Terror

The case against giving the president even more power to use force.

Rosa Brooks |

Micah Zenko

God Bless Bob Woodward

In praise of investigative reporting.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Time Is Running Out on North Korea

Congress needs to make Pyongyang pay a price for its recklessness.

Sen. Robert Menendez |

Micah Zenko

A First Draft of the Third War

Why President Obama should commission a history of targeted killing.

Micah Zenko |

The List

The Prince of the White House

Eleven rules for how Barack Obama, or any U.S. president, can have his way on national security.

Elliott Abrams |