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donald trump

NBC News reported on Wednesday that Donald Trump called for the ten-fold augmentation of America’s nuclear arsenal at a meeting in a secure room in...
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...
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...
David Petraeus

The American military campaign against ISIS is advancing so slowly that the "caliphate" is certain to outlast the Obama presidency. The U.S. military continues to...
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...

The great comic writer Robert Benchley once wrote a short story in which his friend, Mr. McGregor, says that he has lost a locomotive. “How do...

During the weekend, the only remaining POW in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Idaho, marked three years in captivity. The details of his capture are still a mystery. In a recent Rolling Stone article,...

CNN’s Security Clearance blog raises a good question: Why isn’t the Pentagon planning for sequestration? On Jan. 1, 2013, the Defense Department could suffer more than $50...

Max Boot last month argued that the State Department and USAID should largely be spared budget cuts. That may be true of the State Department,...

Much of the attention in defense circles in recent weeks has been focused, naturally enough, on the release of a new defense budget that contains...

President Obama's infatuation with Special Operations Forces--he is more enamored of them than any president since John F. Kennedy-- continues this week with the release...