War Stories
Oct. 10 2012 3:17 PMWhat the Cuban Missile Crisis Should Teach UsFifty years later, this famous moment of Cold War history remains strangely misunderstood.
Sept. 21 2012 4:44 PMDiminishing ReturnsOur efforts in Afghanistan were probably doomed from the start. But now it’s over.
Sept. 7 2012 1:27 AMA Changing of the GuardThe Democratic Party is now the dominant foreign-policy party.
Aug. 14 2012 4:56 PMWhat Does Paul Ryan Know About Foreign Policy?The same as Mitt Romney: nothing.
Aug. 1 2012 5:29 PMReckless RomneyMitt’s world tour revealed more than his gaffes. His foreign-policy ideas are actually quite scary.
July 20 2012 5:56 PMThe Syrian EndgameThere are no guarantees. But in almost every scenario, the violence will persist.
June 20 2012 11:00 AMOur 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?
June 8 2012 6:49 PMWhy the United States Can’t Win a CyberwarAnd our political leaders need to understand this—fast.
May 18 2012 12:22 PMWhy We Need a Greener MilitaryCongress banning the U.S. military from using biofuels is just plain dumb.
April 12 2012 6:14 PMOctober SurpriseWhy Israel may feel pressure to attack Iran before the U.S. presidential election.
March 29 2012 6:17 PMWhat’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?
March 12 2012 5:48 PMGame Over in AfghanistanAmerican troops no longer serve a purpose there. It is time to get out. Now.
Feb. 13 2012 7:29 PMWhat Happened to a Leaner, Meaner Military?The Pentagon budget again calls for more pricey, big-war weapons than we need.
Jan. 26 2012 4:59 PMA Scalpel, Not a HatchetWhy is Obama cutting so little out of the Pentagon budget? He could cut even more.
Dec. 19 2011 5:17 PMWill North Korea Stay Crazy?We know practically nothing about its new leader and what he might do. That’s scary.
Sept. 26 2012 5:50 PMA Tale of Two SpeechesObama sounded like a president. Romney sounded confused.
Sept. 12 2012 3:19 PMThe Right Response to the Libya and Egypt AttacksWhich politicians responded forcefully and eloquently, and which ones smirked?
Aug. 30 2012 1:59 AMCondoleezza Rice Has a Lot of NerveThe former secretary of state presided over a failure. She has no business lecturing Obama on international politics.  
Aug. 8 2012 1:31 PMNo, Gen. David Petraeus Will Not Be Mitt Romney’s Running MateHere are seven reasons why.
July 27 2012 4:21 PMRomney’s WorldMitt’s insults, mistakes, and blunders abroad aren’t gaffes. They actually represent his true worldview.
June 29 2012 2:14 PMWhy Romney Is a Foreign Policy LightweightHis ideas range from vague to ill-informed to downright dangerous.
June 15 2012 8:32 PMWho’s Afraid of the Kill List?Some may find it morally iffy. But at least Obama is taking responsibility for making the toughest decisions.
May 31 2012 7:45 PMWhat Robert Caro Got WrongHe is one of our greatest historians. So why is his retelling of the Cuban Missile Crisis so mistaken?
April 19 2012 5:48 PMLet’s Ignore North KoreaPyongyang’s threats and bluster are a cry for attention. Don’t give it to them.
April 5 2012 6:04 PMPaul Ryan’s Risky IdeasDoes the chairman of the House Budget Committee know anything about how a military budget gets made?
March 22 2012 7:21 PMGeneral OptimismGen. John Allen believes that America will prevail in Afghanistan. At least someone does.
Feb. 27 2012 3:29 PMThe Insurgent’s PlaybookThe weekend killing of two U.S. officers in Afghanistan is classic insurgent strategy. Even worse, it’s working.
Feb. 2 2012 6:03 PMDid Obama Just Declare Victory in Afghanistan?Why not? Nothing else has worked.
Jan. 5 2012 6:02 PMThe Coming War Over the Pentagon BudgetHow the president’s new defense strategy could spark an existential crisis for the Army and the Marines.
Dec. 15 2011 4:37 PMDid We Win the Iraq War?It’s over. Was it worth it?

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