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As an avid chessplayer–along with my day job at COMMENTARY, I am a coauthor of the New York Sun’s weekly chess column–I have had a...

Things aren’t looking good for Blackwater. The company is on the hot seat over the actions of one of its Personal Security Details, which is...

Since I have been defending, in recent days, the general idea of using mercenaries—even while calling for greater oversight of what they are actually doing...

Amid the frenzy of Blackwater-bashing in recent days, this story hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. It describes how, after Poland’s ambassador was ambushed in...

The assault on Blackwater in particular and on the private military industry in general continues unabated, largely because leftists are eager to “prove” that the...

I’ve blogged before about Lieutenant Colonel John Nagl’s idea to create an Advisor Corps within the army that would focus on producing training teams to...

In yesterday's Washington Post we read this: At least 10 Senate Republicans have openly questioned the president's Iraq strategy, even as they remain reluctant to embrace...

There were no real surprises on Capitol Hill when General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker showed up yesterday to present their reports. This was due, in...

Back in June, the Democratic-controlled Congress was reported by Aviation Week to be planning to cut funding for the Airborne Laser (ABL), an essential element...

The National Journal has an interesting article in the current issue on “The Air Force’s Next Bomber,” by Sydney Freedberg. Unfortunately, it’s not available for...

Should the armed forces be free to enlist foreign-born recruits who are not already U.S. citizens or permanent residents? I’ve argued so on multiple occasions...

As always in the realm of national security, we do not know what we do not know. But one thing we do know–perhaps not to...