Pentagon

COLUMN

The Fall Guy

Getting rid of Hagel is not a cure for what ails Obama's national security team -- it's a symptom of the disease.

David Rothkopf |

COLUMN

Exaggeration Nation

The threat posed by the Islamic State to the United States is being overblown to a dangerous -- and untruthful -- degree. So why are we letting our government officials get away with it?

Micah Zenko |

Report

The Pentagon's Budget Dilemma

The Defense Department's response time to the Ebola crisis and ISIS fight -- and the money to pay for such operations -- is being severely limited by the lengthy legislative process and the brewing budget war in Congress.

Kate Brannen |

Report

Air-Sand Battle

The fight against the Islamic State is forcing the Pentagon to rethink its plans for the future of warfare.​

Kate Brannen |

Report

9 Ways Foreign Policy Will Dominate the Lame-Duck Congress

The 113th Congress has only weeks to stop Ebola, fight ISIS, and keep the government funded. 

FP News Team |

Dispatch

Journey to the Center of an Epidemic

From New York to Brussels to Dakar to Monrovia: Day One of the trip to see Ebola-ravaged Liberia, up close and personal.

Laurie Garrett |

Argument

Is Gen. John Allen in Over His Head?

President Obama’s point man in the fight against the Islamic State faces a ruthless foe. But his detractors at home -- even in the Pentagon -- may be his biggest enemy.

Mark Perry |

COLUMN

Yoda Has Left the Building

Andy Marshall, 93, has been the Pentagon’s futurist in chief for over 50 years. He hasn’t had a new idea since the 1970s.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Report

U.S. Options Limited by Lack of Drones Over Syria

With hardware tied up in Afghanistan, the U.S. military is forced to make tough choices.

Kate Brannen |

Report

U.S. Strikes ISIS Oil Installations

The latest round of airstrikes targeted one vulnerable part of the terror group's illicit empire. But that doesn't mean ISIS oil fields will be bombed next.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Forgotten Missions

Out of the headlines but not out of action, the U.S. military is still engaged in long-forgotten interventions.

Kate Brannen |

Report

The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane to Nowhere

The next-generation F-35, the most expensive plane ever built, may be too dangerous to fly. Why is Congress keeping it alive?

Kate Brannen |

Exclusive

Obama Poised to Yank Top Military Intel Pick

An investigation into potentially illegal spending could leave the Pentagon's spy agency rudderless as it ramps up operations in Iraq.

Shane Harris |

Report

Exclusive: War Commander Kept in Dark About Last Minute Bergdahl Deal

The Bergdahl controversy shows that the years-long rift between the White House and the Pentagon hasn't been fixed. If anything, the two sides may be further apart than ever before.

Gordon Lubold |