War Stories
War Stories

Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone

America’s retreat from the world under Trump has shown why we’re still the indispensable nation.

Dec. 21 2017 4:13 PMGetting Kicked, Taking NamesTrump’s unforced error on Jerusalem.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMThe Thin Skin of John KellyThe chief of staff’s military background has helped him impose order on a chaotic White House. But his aversion to criticism from civilians makes him ill-suited for democratic politics.
Nov. 30 2017 4:40 PMDo Not Let Tom Cotton Anywhere Near the CIAThe senator is an extreme ideologue with the exact wrong temperament for the job.
Nov. 14 2017 5:16 PMTrigger WarningA congressional hearing underlines the dangers posed by an unstable president with unchecked authority to launch nuclear weapons.
Nov. 9 2017 3:00 PMCome Back Any Time!In Trump, China’s Xi Jinping has the American president of his dreams.
Oct. 30 2017 3:24 PMPreview of Coming IndictmentsThe charges against George Papadopoulos suggest bigger names are on the way.
Oct. 13 2017 4:44 PMCertifiable NonsenseTrump’s speech on the Iran deal might be his most dishonest, and also his most damaging.
Oct. 10 2017 2:57 PMSorry, Trump, but Talking to North Korea Has WorkedThe president’s claim that negotiations are a waste of time ignores history.
Sept. 29 2017 4:03 PMSomething in the AirA Cold War espionage incident could hold clues about what’s afflicting U.S. diplomats in Cuba.
Sept. 22 2017 3:14 PMTrump Has No Good Reason to Scrap the Iran DealThe reasons his administration has put forth are dishonest and will make us less secure.
Sept. 18 2017 1:25 PMTrump’s First U.N. Appearance Was a ClunkerBut why is the United Nations so worried about bureaucracy at a time like this?
Sept. 12 2017 5:20 PMIt’s Time to Talk to North KoreaIf Pyongyang is a nuclear power, diplomacy is one of our best options, even if it doesn’t yield much.
Sept. 5 2017 6:22 PMDon’t Panic About North KoreaThe same logic that has prevented nuclear war for decades will work on Kim Jong-un.
Aug. 28 2017 5:19 PMThe Secretary’s RebukeJames Mattis tells the troops that their president is failing them.
Aug. 17 2017 5:37 PMUgly History Shouldn’t Be BeautifulWhat Germany can teach the U.S. about remembering an ugly past without glorifying it.
Dec. 18 2017 6:06 PMStrategic ConfusionDonald Trump’s new National Security Strategy will baffle allies and delight foes.
Dec. 12 2017 6:08 PMThe Free World’s LandlordTrump’s persistent attacks on NATO can only undermine America’s economy and security.
Nov. 28 2017 5:37 PMWorst Secretary of State Ever?Rex Tillerson’s nonsensical explanations for hamstringing his own department only made things worse.
Nov. 13 2017 5:04 PMThe Finger on the ButtonThis week, Congress is asking the long overdue question of just how easy it would be for the president to blow up the world on his own.
Nov. 8 2017 3:07 PMLost in AsiaTrump’s trip shows what happens when a world leader is set adrift in the world with no strategy or goals.
Oct. 17 2017 4:34 PMThe Worst DefenseTrump claims that U.S. missile defense works 97 percent of the time. It doesn’t, and it’s a problem if he thinks that.
Oct. 11 2017 2:48 PMTrump’s Nuclear MeltdownOnly this president could think 4,000 nukes aren’t enough.
Oct. 2 2017 4:33 PMThe Underminer in ChiefTrump’s public smackdown of Tillerson makes it clear that the administration’s foreign policy dysfunction is getting dangerous.
Sept. 27 2017 3:09 PMDéjà Vu in North KoreaWhen North Korea shot down an American plane in 1969, the U.S. had no good options. Today, it would be even worse.
Sept. 19 2017 1:39 PMTrump’s Dark Vision for the WorldHis U.N. speech used his “America First” doctrine to justify dangerous hostility toward our enemies.
Sept. 15 2017 7:22 PMHarvard’s ShameThe Chelsea Manning and Michelle Jones debacles reveal the university’s poor judgment.
Sept. 8 2017 5:50 PMThe Info Wars to ComeRussia is weaponizing social media. It’s time we started defending ourselves.
Aug. 29 2017 5:21 PMYou’ll Miss the Administrative State When It’s GoneWe’re starting to see why it’s dangerous to leave so many government positions vacant.
Aug. 21 2017 11:23 PMKilling Terrorists Is Not a StrategyTrump’s Afghanistan speech gave little indication of how he plans to end America’s longest war.
Aug. 16 2017 2:06 PMChain of ConfusionMilitary commanders’ rebuke of Trump after Charlottesville points to a crisis for civilian control of the military.