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On Wednesday morning, at 8:55 a.m., President Trump tweeted: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government...
democracy

According to the notes of constitutional conventioneer Dr. James McHenry, when America’s premier elder statesman was probed as to the nature of the continent’s new...
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...
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...

The summit meeting between President Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Tuesday went about as well as expected. That is to say, it...

At the risk of home-team boosterism (I’m a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations) I must commend for wider attention a new Council on...

The battle over sequestration continues, as Congress mandates that the Pentagon continue to slash the U.S. army down to pre-World War II levels. Meanwhile, the...

Defense spending is scheduled to be slashed by $40 billion for fiscal year 2016, which begins in October. That's a cut that the armed forces...

One of the conceits of the antiwar crowd--those who argued over the past thirteen years for leaving Afghanistan and Iraq regardless of the situation on...

November 11--once know as Armistice Day in commemoration of the end of World War I, now known as Veterans Day--is always a solemn occasion on...

One of the more controversial issues in recent years when it comes to South Korea's close relationship with the U.S. has been the transfer of...

President Obama has just sent 3,000 troops to Liberia to fight Ebola and 1,500--and counting--to Iraq to fight ISIS and hundreds, possibly thousands, more to...