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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...
donald trump

The Washington Post caused some double-takes around the Beltway with this article by Craig Whitlock and Bob Woodward. The authors claim in the opening paragraph:...
James Mattis

The nomination of the retired Gen. Jim Mattis to be secretary of defense is not without controversy. The reasons are multifarious, ranging from his fairly...
defense spending

One of the few pledges that Donald Trump made during the campaign that brought joy to the hearts of national security conservatives was his promise...
NSC

Sixty-one years ago this month, The Economist published the seminal piece that popularized “Parkinson’s Law,” the notion that “work expands so as to fill the time available...
China

I’ve written here over the past year about the Pentagon’s decision to scale-back, if not draw down completely, from Lajes Field, an air base on Terceira...
generals

Arguably, Barack Obama's biggest failing is his inability to act more like a wartime commander-in-chief. He seldom if ever tries to rally public opinion toward...
Vietnam

I was busy Memorial Day with my family, culminating in the traditional hamburger dinner. But all the while I was haunted by the images I...
War crimes

Israeli politics has been shaken by the case of Corporal Elor Azariah, an army medic who was videotaped calmly shooting a Palestinian who was lying...
Vietnam

This weekend, President Obama is visiting Vietnam. This should serve as a timely opportunity to contemplate the disturbing tendency of the United States to leave...
navy

The U.S. Navy's supremacy at sea -- a reality since 1942 -- is being challenged more than at any time since the end of the...
military

When a military chief of staff warns that his forces are at "high risk" of not being able to perform their mission in defense of...