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- Feb 3 201716 minutes
The Truth Behind The Last Battle Of Vietnam
Disturbing new details reveal what the U.S. government has kept hidden for decades.
- Dec 8 20163 minutes
Putin And Assad Are About To Achieve Their Biggest Victory In Syria
“All the world has failed us,” a resident of the Syrian city of Aleppo told the BBC this week, via a WhatsApp audio message. “The city is dying. Rapidly by bombardment, and slowly by hunger and fear of the advance of the Assad regime.”In recent weeks
- Jan 10 20172 minutes
Trump Will Inherit the Biggest NATO Buildup in Europe Since the Cold War
If Vladimir Putin intervened in the U.S. election to help the NATO-skeptical candidate, the alliance is enhancing its forces anyway.
- Jan 16 20171 minute
No Winners In The Intelligence War
The president-elect’s feud with America’s spymasters helps neither side
- Jan 18 201717 minutes
How the U.S. Military Sees the Anti-ISIS Fight
ERBIL, Iraq—There’s no welcome sign at this U.S. military base discreetly tucked into the corner of the Kurdistan International Airport in northern Iraq. It doesn’t even have a name. But it’s here. Thousands of troops are here, including Americans, G
- Oct 10 20161 minute
India’s Cautious Kashmir Solution
New Delhi limits fallout from a militant attack, but more must be done for Kashmiris
- Aug 1 20164 minutes
Stand and Deliver
A Cuban terrorist is living freely in Miami. It’s time to send him home.
- Jan 26 20173 minutes
The Doomsday Clock’s Most Dire Warning Since the Cold War
“This is the closest to midnight the Doomsday Clock has ever been in the lifetime of almost everyone in this room.”
- Nov 1 20162 minutes
Sandals, Not Swords: This Army Ranger Started Combat Flip Flops To Help People In War-Torn Countries
LEIGH BUCHANAN MATTHEW “GRIFF” Griffin, co-founder of Combat Flip Flops—a $1 million seller of shoes and accessories manufactured in conflict and postconflict zones—seemed destined to make war, not sandals. His great-grandfather enlisted in World Wa
- Jan 26 20174 minutes
The Dangerous Delusion of 'We Should've Kept the Oil'
The president has said he wants to support the troops, but his careless comments put U.S. lives at risk in Iraq.
- Sep 26 20161 minute
Barriers at the Borders
It’s not just Donald Trump who’s seeking to build a “big, beautiful wall.” The U.K. said Sept. 6 that it would fund a wall in the French port of Calais to keep out migrants, one of many in the works around the world.
- Oct 16 20164 minutes
Barack Obama: “I Don’t Ever Want to Get to the Point Where We’re That Comfortable With Killing”
“I NEVER MADE the claim that I was a pacifist. The speech where I announced my opposition to Iraq, the key tagline was ‘I’m not opposed to all war. I’m opposed to dumb wars.’ I was very explicit about the fact that there are times where we need to de
- Dec 27 20165 minutes
Will Trump Break the Special Forces?
The president-elect’s plans to defeat ISIS will rely heavily on elite soldiers already on the verge of burnout.
- Dec 30 20163 minutes
Will America's Nuclear Weapons Always Be Safe From Hackers?
The future arsenal will be networked, presenting unique security challenges for the U.S. Air Force.
- Dec 22 20164 minutes
Could Trump's Tweets Spark a Nuclear Arms Race?
A nonproliferation expert puts the president-elect’s latest remarks in context
- Oct 16 20161 minute
Remote-Control Killing: A Brief History
The U.S. Air Force established a “Pilotless Aircraft Branch” after World War II, and by Vietnam, we were using surveillance drones in full force. Six days after 9/11, Bush authorized the CIA to hunt down terrorists, which eventually led to a “kill li
- Oct 3 20161 minute
Kashmir Attack Pushes India and Pakistan to the Brink
RISHI IYENGAR ON THE MORNING OF SEPT. 18, FOUR HEAVILY armed men attacked an Indian army base near the town of Uri in the disputed territory of Kashmir. The attack left at least 18 soldiers dead and over two dozen wounded, and it threatens to disrup
- Jan 6 20174 minutes
Can Trump Enforce His Red Line on North Korea?
Presidents before him have tried and failed.
- Oct 16 20162 minutes
Al Qaeda To ISIS
“LET ME TAKE YOU back before the rise of ISIS to May 2, 2011. That’s the day when Osama bin Laden is killed in his hideout in Abbottabad, in Pakistan. The message that came out of Washington at that time is that Al Qaeda had been decapitated, that th
- Jan 30 20172 minutes
15 Questions About Trump's Safe Zones
If the president is serious about implementing safe zones in Syria, he must clarify exactly what he means.
- Jul 25 20161 minute
Suffering and Squandered Hope in a War-Weary Country
BRYAN WALSH JULY 9 WAS THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY of the world’s youngest country, but the citizens of South Sudan had no cause for celebration. Heavy fighting between the government forces of President Salva Kiir and troops loyal to his rival, Vice Pres
- Jan 5 20175 minutes
How to Stop a Nuclear Missile
Lasers-armed drones and interceptor missiles are among America’s possible tech options for impeding a North Korean nuclear strike.
- Feb 13 20173 minutes
‘It All Looks As If The World Is Preparing For War’
THE WORLD TODAY IS OVERWHELMED WITH PROBLEMS. Policymakers seem to be confused and at a loss. But no problem is more urgent than the militarization of politics and the new arms race. Stopping and reversing this ruinous race must be our top priority.