U.S. Congress

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 |

Gordon Adams

26 Days Later

On March 27, the sequester will rise from the dead.

Gordon Adams |

Argument

Cutting Off Your Nose

The impending sequester won't just do short-term damage to the U.S. government. In fact, it's already hurt it more than you think.

Norm Ornstein |

Argument

Hagel's Revenge

How Obama's new Pentagon chief can get back at his Republican enemies.

Lawrence J. Korb |

Argument

The Price of Hagel

Could this nomination fight change the electoral map in 2016?

Heather Hurlburt |

Argument

Refusal to Lead

In a dangerous and changing world, President Obama is just wishing away the problems America faces.

Marco Rubio |

Christian Caryl

What George W. Bush Did Right

The 43rd president of the United States did a great thing for humankind -- but most Americans have no idea.

Christian Caryl |

The New New Normal

Escape Velocity

The president's State of the Union address is the best place to focus responsibility and re-launch the American economy. Because the real problem is Washington. 

Mohamed A. El-Erian |

David Rothkopf

If Obama Were a Truth-Teller

Here’s what he would say on Tuesday night.

David Rothkopf |