Not Mincing WordsOn his way out the door, Robert Gates gives the military some refreshingly frank advice.
Do We Really Need More Submarines and Aircraft Carriers?The brewing battle over the defense budget.
Mubarak's BombshellThe president refuses to step down. What's next for Egypt? A coup? A revolution? A crackdown?
Does Egypt Prove Bush Right?No, his "freedom agenda" failed long before he left office.
Under the RadarDon't worry about China's new stealth fighter jet.
Political BrinksmanshipRepublicans picked a silly fight over START, and they lost badly.
The Tape Loop of HistoryA new play explains why wars in Afghanistan always end badly.
Diplomacy in ActionWhat the WikiLeaks documents tell us about the practice of foreign policy.
Going to War Over a TreatyPresident Obama can get the Senate to ratify the New START treaty. But it won't be easy.
Special DeliveryHow shipping companies should respond to the failed airplane bombing.
Are We Starting To Win?New weapon systems—and, even more, improved intelligence—may be giving Americans an edge in Afghanistan.
The Marines Go GreenHow the military's shift to renewable fuel could lower the entire nation's energy costs.
Lost in a MuddleObama's frustrating, unfocused speech on Iraq.
Will Israel Bomb Iran?A close reading of Jeffrey Goldberg's Atlantic article.
Over the TopCharging the WikiLeaks leaker with treason would be absurd.
What To Do About QaddafiHow Obama could turn the crisis in Libya to America's advantage.
Now What?No one, perhaps not even officers of the Egyptian armed forces, knows what the Egyptian armed forces will do next.
Know-It-AllDonald Rumsfeld may be even worse at writing a memoir than he was at being secretary of defense.
Obama's "Sputnik Moment"The lesson from the 1950s is that it takes more than private enterprise to revive American innovation. It takes lots of government spending.
Trimming the Pentagon's SailsSecretary Robert Gates' dramatic (but limited) plan to cut defense spending.
Glass Almost EmptyThe White House report on Afghanistan is very bleak indeed.
No More ExcusesJohn McCain has run out of reasons to block the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
Crazy Like a FoxWhat exactly is Hamid Karzai trying to accomplish with his latest comments?
Dishonest, Devious, and DangerousA close reading of John Bolton and John Yoo's ridiculous op-ed about the New START nukes treaty.
WikiLeaks' Iraq War ScoopsSome of these Pentagon papers are new, interesting—and make Iraqis and Iranians look worse than Americans.
Good Man, Wrong JobWhy no one will miss Jim Jones, the departing national security adviser.
A Way Out of Afghanistan?The possible exit strategy hidden among the endless details in Bob Woodward's new book.
The Afghanistan War Is Mainly About Pakistan and IndiaActually, it's about the whole region.
A Good StartRobert Gates' crafty but inadequate plan to cut the Pentagon budget.
Reading the IntelligenceWhy spies, counterspies, and counter-counterspies are so popular right now.