Ukraine leader to meet Obama; Gates: Russia won't loosen its grip on Crimea; Forbidden love in Afghanistan; McCaskill's meaty sexual assault bill; and a bit more.
Mike Morell: Putin only understands 'tough'; Stavridis' 10 ideas on crisis; Karzai in the WaPo: angry; The LCS and the fog of (budget) war; and a bit more.
A power grab in Crimea; State's new HR report is out; Washington's strange alliance with Qatar; and a bit more.
The Pentagon's budget imagines spending levels that are not based on reality. This isn't just a problem for now, but a problem for the next five years.
Budget day at the Pentagon; What is a "toggle?"; U.S. working to aid Ukraine; How fake poker chips could fell a naval officer; and a bit more.
Wheels up for Hagel; The Budget, the Day After; Wall Street had its own @natsecwonk; and a bit more.
Congress and the administration missed an opportunity by not adjusting veterans' benefits.
Bob Gates wrestled the defense budget back from the Joint Chiefs. Chuck Hagel is handing it back.
The U.S. military is slated to shed 150,000 soldiers. Can it still go to war with so few?
Why tomorrow's arsenal can't be created with the tools of the past.
What's good for the country is even better for the Pentagon -- stability.
The Pentagon may dodge the sequester bullet, but the drawdown is real.
How the Pentagon can get in shape now for the coming budget cuts.
Or why the Pentagon needs to think big and look to the past in order to prepare for the chaotic technowars of the future.
Washington is clearly insane. But have military planners finally come to grips with the sequester?
How Republicans are threatening to turn Washington into a failed state.
When the Pentagon tried to save its awful TV channel, it called in Washington's most infamous TV producer-turned-party-thrower.
Four reasons why presidents have pushed for nuclear cuts for decades -- and why there's no reason to stop now.
The battles over a drawdown at the Pentagon may have begun, but senior leadership is still prioritizing politics over hard budget realities.
The House proposal to keep defense spending down is a big deal -- and a reality check for the Pentagon.
Why you shouldn't worry about the Pentagon cutting personnel.
Lawmakers trying to tie Syria to sequestration don't seem to realize we've already paid for this war.
Raising the curtain on this fall's fight over the defense budget.
A just-released CIA report pulls the covers off America's most famous spy plane -- and Area 51.