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NATO

With his attacks on NATO -- he calls it "obsolete" and accuses it of wasting U.S. money -- Donald Trump has, if nothing else, reopened a...
peace prize

Irving Kristol famously wrote that neo-conservatism was an ideology for those who once considered themselves members of the idealistic left, but who have been "mugged...
nuclear weapons

Donald Trump has gotten a lot of criticism for his harebrained abandonment of nuclear non-proliferation policies by urging South Korea and Japan to go nuclear,...
nuclear weapons

It has become conventional wisdom amongst diplomats, academics, and many journalists: Many states desire nuclear weapons because the United States has them. President Obama declared...
Air Force

After I visited the Azores over Thanksgiving, I was struck by the degree of the U.S. draw down from its longtime presence at Lajes Field,...
carpet bombing

Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland is no wimpy paper pusher. He is one of the most effective officers in the entire U.S. armed forces. As a...
spies

This week President Barack Obama reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Israel’s security with the sort of ringing rhetoric that might have soothed the concerns of...
ISIS

The word “scandal” is bandied about quite a bit when it comes to the conduct of Barack Obama’s White House, and this administration has done...
China

For the first time late last week, Chinese troops from the People’s Liberation Army visited the continental United States to drill with their American counterparts...
yale

Yale University has once again been in the limelight as students, outraged by free speech and what would pass for common sense outside the university...
Iraq

It has been nearly four years since Barack Obama extolled both his and the nation’s “moment of success” in Iraq. In a victory lap, the...
defense budget

For the umpteenth time in recent years, the defense budget is once again being held hostage by partisan gridlock. Republicans and Democrats have been unable...