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mia

I’ve written here from time to time about the families of Korean War POWs whose loved ones were transferred to China after capture but never...
Transgender

On Wednesday morning, at 8:55 a.m., President Trump tweeted: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government...
McMaster

Tom Ricks has known and respected H.R. McMaster many years. So have I. Ricks argues in this Politico article that McMaster should step down as national...
memorial day

For too many Americans, Memorial Day is a day off from school or work, or the beginning of the summer barbecue season. Of course, it...
deterrence

In the history of naïve statements, few will stand the test of time like that uttered by President Barack Obama at his first address to...
Trump

President Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday night was undoubtedly the best speech he has ever given, even if it is unlikely to mark a...
defense budget

President Trump has called for a substantial increase in defense spending—nearly 10 percent or $54 billion. That’s serious money, and it’s seriously needed to rebuild...
advisors

All the way back in 2007, Lt. Col. John Nagl suggested, in a paper for the Center for New American Security, that it was time...
McMaster

There are few people in the world for whom I have more respect than Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, the newly named national security adviser. A...
Mike Flynn

Michael Flynn’s departure as national security adviser is a symptom of a White House in crisis. In truth, he should never have been hired in...
nuclear weapons

As if the temperature of America’s political discourse wasn’t hot enough, it may be about to reach critical mass. CQ Roll Call reporter John Donnelly revealed...
carriers

Perhaps the greatest difference between the political left and right when it comes to national security is that the left tends to demonize the projection...