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The Real Subject of Obama’s Final National Security Speech Was the Man He Wouldn’t Name

The president returns to old themes to send a message to Donald Trump.

Dec. 2 2016 11:26 AMMad Dog or Warrior Monk? Trump’s Pick for Secretary of Defense Doesn’t Fit Any Stereotypes.The good and bad of Gen. James Mattis.
Nov. 18 2016 1:19 PMWhat Can We Expect From National Security Adviser Michael Flynn?Nothing good, unfortunately.
Nov. 14 2016 4:30 PMDid the WikiLeaks Email Dumps Cost Hillary the White House?Maybe not. But in such a close race, every negative is a big deal.
Nov. 2 2016 2:08 PMA Victory for Transparency, FinallySomeday, we might just find out why Comey wrote to Congress right before the election.
Oct. 19 2016 11:22 PMDonald Trump Is Wrong About Mosul. Wrong.It’s absurd to think we could launch a surprise attack on ISIS there.
Oct. 17 2016 5:30 PMISIS Will Lose in Mosul. But Who Actually Wins?Can the U.S. foster an arrangement involving Shiites and Sunnis and Kurds and Turks?
Oct. 5 2016 5:50 PMThe Syrian Peace Talks Were a Waste of TimeThe U.S. and Russia have completely different interests.
Sept. 27 2016 12:23 AMDonald Trump Defended Putin, Had No ISIS Plan, and Was Stunningly Ignorant on IranHow can anyone possibly vote for him?
Sept. 16 2016 4:40 PMThe Leaky Myths of SnowdenOliver Stone’s new movie about Edward Snowden is a fairy tale and a bore.
Sept. 7 2016 11:46 PMWell, That Was a Waste of TimeTrump told lies while Clinton delivered a mixed performance at the military forum.
Aug. 8 2016 1:02 PMThe Scariest Nominee of Our TimeDonald Trump is disruptive, self-destructive, and careless.
July 29 2016 2:44 PMHarmless SecretsRelax. There’s no reason to worry about the intelligence briefings Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are about to get.
July 15 2016 8:53 AMThe Terrorism Threat Goes Beyond ISISWinning the war in Iraq and Syria won’t stop attacks in Europe.
July 5 2016 4:01 PMReading Between the Lines of Obama’s Drone-Casualty ReportThe death toll is less significant than the fact we are dropping bombs outside of war zones in the first place.
June 19 2016 8:01 PMThe Hillary Clinton DoctrineHer response to the massacre in Orlando reveals the type of commander in chief she would be.
Nov. 23 2016 2:32 PMTrump Has Not Changed His Mind About TortureThe transcript of the New York Times interview contradicts the paper’s own story.
Nov. 15 2016 4:48 PMThe GOP Civil War Is Just BeginningFormerly conciliatory Trump skeptics are backing away from the president-elect.
Nov. 9 2016 5:54 PMWe’re in Uncharted Territory With President-Elect TrumpThere could be major shifts in the global balance of power.
Oct. 25 2016 4:37 PMVulnerability Is the Internet’s Original SinThe founders considered security provisions too much of a burden.
Oct. 19 2016 3:51 PMIs WikiLeaks Just a Stooge of the Kremlin?If it is, maybe the media should stop publishing its revelations.
Oct. 11 2016 5:07 PMHow Does Obama Respond to Russia’s Cyberattacks?The wrong choice will make things only worse for Americans.
Oct. 5 2016 12:27 AMThat Was Definitely the JV DebateNeither Tim Kaine nor Mike Pence came across as presidential on Tuesday night.
Sept. 20 2016 5:17 PMObama’s Last U.N. Address Was One of His Best SpeechesThe president asks world leaders to reject fundamentalism and racism and promote a civil society.
Sept. 13 2016 3:04 PMChina Won’t Stop Kim Jong-un. The U.S. Must Stand Up to Both of Them.Sanctions won’t work. We can’t destroy his nukes. We can rattle a few sabers, however.
Sept. 2 2016 12:40 PMTurkey’s Incursion Into Syria Is the Last Thing We NeededThe civil war is already an intractable mess, and there are no easy ways out.
Aug. 1 2016 3:05 PMThe Lessons of the DNC HackWe’ve been waiting almost 20 years for a cyberdefense strategy. We can’t afford to wait longer.
July 25 2016 4:24 PMCold War GamesThe DNC email hack shows that Vladimir Putin is trying to influence our presidential election.
July 6 2016 1:44 PMThe Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Was Totally OverblownWe learned nothing new from the investigation or James Comey’s statement.
June 21 2016 4:55 PMThe Rehabilitation of David PetraeusA scandal cost him his post-Army dream job, but he’s building a new public life.
June 13 2016 7:23 PMA Tragic FarceDonald Trump’s anti-terror speech was full of lies. His supporters will eat it up.

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