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I haven’t formed much of an opinion, one way or the other, of our new Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates. But I came away favorably...

Is it fair for the West to demand that the Palestinian government recognize Israel's right to exist? In an op-ed in the Christian Science Monitor...

Neil Clark, a prominent commentator for the Guardian, wrote on his blog last Friday that “A nuclear-armed Iran would not be very dangerous. In fact...

There has been a surge of alarmism about Iran within the U.S. foreign-policy community. Many experts fear that belligerent fanatics will soon use their fearsome...

Suddenly there is a ray of hope that North Koreans—even those who are not employed by the armed forces or the secret police—will have something...

The “united” Western position on Iran unraveled somewhat last week when French President Jacques Chirac told reporters that if Iran were to get one nuclear...

We're sorry to see the lively debate on Iraq between Max Boot and Victor Davis Hanson end today. You can follow the debate's fascinating progress...

Dear Max, I wouldn't necessarily conflate being more aggressive with being more brutal. We can patrol more, embed more advisors, shoot and arrest more insurgents, all...

Dear Victor, My reaction to your call for more aggressive tactics can best be summed up with that classic phrase beloved of Supreme Court justices: concur...

On December 7, 1941, Japan largely destroyed the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, killing 2,400 Americans. The next day, President Franklin Roosevelt addressed the country....

Dear Max, I agree that we should have more forces in Iraq and more in reserve. But there are considerations that transcend numbers. Remember Vietnam: 530,000...

In the midst of Europe’s week of official mourning for the Holocaust, the question of how the continent should preserve that terrible memory and transmit...