War Stories
War Stories
May 10 2013 6:18 PMJohn McCain Don’t Know Much About HistoryWhen it comes to giving Obama advice about Syria, the senator has a shaky recollection of the past.
April 25 2013 6:13 PMSeeing RedIf Syria has used chemical weapons against its own people and crossed Obama’s red line, how should the president respond?
April 10 2013 7:10 PMLine Item WarfareIf big military cuts are coming, they haven’t arrived yet.
March 27 2013 4:45 PMThe Rehabilitation of David PetraeusHe was America’s top general. How does he plan to win hearts and minds this time?
March 13 2013 6:07 PMWho’s Afraid of Kim Jong-un?Maybe we should be. What we don’t know about North Korea’s young leader may be the scariest thing of all.
Feb. 28 2013 12:50 PMSequester InsanityWhy the Pentagon budget cuts are far worse than you think.
Feb. 13 2013 6:22 PMWhy Republicans Can No Longer Be Trusted on National SecurityBecause their leaders have become shallow, ignorant, and totally unserious on the issue that matters most.
Feb. 7 2013 6:43 PMMissing the MarkThe Senate Intelligence Committee blew its chance for an important debate on drone strikes in the Brennan hearing.
Jan. 16 2013 7:20 PMDon’t Overreact to Mali (or the Hostages)Let the Obama doctrine lead the way.
Jan. 6 2013 8:37 PMThe Real Reason Republicans Hate HagelIt has more to do with President Obama than the former senator from Nebraska.
Dec. 13 2012 6:34 PMSusan Rice SurrendersBut it may be Obama’s foreign policy—not Sen. John McCain—that wins in the end.
Nov. 28 2012 5:54 PMThe Ridiculous Attack on Susan RiceMcCain and his allies are only going to hurt themselves by ganging up against her.
Nov. 13 2012 5:33 PMWhy Generals CheatThe job requires extreme self-confidence. And it helps to be a bit of a rogue.
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?
May 1 2013 5:18 PMFeeding the Hand That BitesCorruption is a huge problem for the U.S. in Afghanistan. So why is the CIA funding it?
April 19 2013 11:51 AMHow Vladimir Putin Could Help BostonThe Russian president offered to help in any way he could. Actually, he could do a lot of good.
April 4 2013 6:49 PMThe Guns of AprilIs all the bellicose rhetoric on the Korean Peninsula slowly marching us to war?
March 21 2013 5:57 PMThe Drones Are in the DetailsWhy it matters if the Pentagon takes command of the CIA’s drones.
March 11 2013 6:35 PMThe Coming Collapse of the Middle East?The regions’s borders have long been artificial. The war in Iraq accelerated their demise.
Feb. 20 2013 7:38 PMThe Art of CyberwarIf Beijing was going to threaten the United States with a cyberattack, how would it do it?
Feb. 13 2013 12:36 AMObama’s Foreign EntanglementsThe president didn’t offer a foreign-policy blueprint. It was more of a sketch.
Feb. 1 2013 10:40 AMInquisitor McCainThe senator asked Chuck Hagel many questions about the surge in Iraq. Too bad he wasn’t interested in a real answer.
Jan. 11 2013 5:59 PMWe Are So Out of ThereObama has called it quits in Afghanistan—while redefining why we ever went.
Dec. 21 2012 2:51 PMAmerica’s Next DiplomatKerry could be a great secretary of state—if Obama lets him.
Dec. 7 2012 5:50 PMWhere Is the Red Line on Assad’s Chemical Weapons?Actually, there are many red lines.
Nov. 15 2012 4:53 PMThe Wrong Man for the JobPresident Obama may ask John Kerry to lead the Pentagon. If he does, the senator should politely decline.
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.