What the Cuban Missile Crisis Should Teach UsFifty years later, this famous moment of Cold War history remains strangely misunderstood.
Diminishing ReturnsOur efforts in Afghanistan were probably doomed from the start. But now it’s over.
Reckless RomneyMitt’s world tour revealed more than his gaffes. His foreign-policy ideas are actually quite scary.
Our Man in BaghdadBrett McGurk was the perfect choice to be U.S. ambassador to Iraq: smart, experienced, and plugged in. So who was behind the campaign to smear his name?
Why We Need a Greener MilitaryCongress banning the U.S. military from using biofuels is just plain dumb.
What’s Obama’s Nuclear Endgame?Obama told Medvedev that he’ll have more “flexibility” to deal with nukes after November. What could he possibly mean?
Game Over in AfghanistanAmerican troops no longer serve a purpose there. It is time to get out. Now.
What Happened to a Leaner, Meaner Military?The Pentagon budget again calls for more pricey, big-war weapons than we need.
A Scalpel, Not a HatchetWhy is Obama cutting so little out of the Pentagon budget? He could cut even more.
The Right Response to the Libya and Egypt AttacksWhich politicians responded forcefully and eloquently, and which ones smirked?
Condoleezza Rice Has a Lot of NerveThe former secretary of state presided over a failure. She has no business lecturing Obama on international politics.
Romney’s WorldMitt’s insults, mistakes, and blunders abroad aren’t gaffes. They actually represent his true worldview.
Why Romney Is a Foreign Policy LightweightHis ideas range from vague to ill-informed to downright dangerous.
Who’s Afraid of the Kill List?Some may find it morally iffy. But at least Obama is taking responsibility for making the toughest decisions.
What Robert Caro Got WrongHe is one of our greatest historians. So why is his retelling of the Cuban Missile Crisis so mistaken?
Let’s Ignore North KoreaPyongyang’s threats and bluster are a cry for attention. Don’t give it to them.
Paul Ryan’s Risky IdeasDoes the chairman of the House Budget Committee know anything about how a military budget gets made?
General OptimismGen. John Allen believes that America will prevail in Afghanistan. At least someone does.
The Insurgent’s PlaybookThe weekend killing of two U.S. officers in Afghanistan is classic insurgent strategy. Even worse, it’s working.
The Coming War Over the Pentagon BudgetHow the president’s new defense strategy could spark an existential crisis for the Army and the Marines.