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The People’s Military

Paradoxically, the post–Cold War “unipolar moment” of American power has also been a period of constant crisis in American civil-military relations. Even Operation Desert Storm, now romanticized as a golden ...

The Path to Security

It has become a Washington commonplace that the federal government’s fiscal problems increasingly are becoming a strategic problem for the United States. “The most significant threat to our national security ...
Politics & Policy

Don’t Cut Defense

‘We shrink from our global responsibilities at our peril, as retrenchment brought about by short-sighted cuts could well lead to costlier and more tragic consequences later — indeed as they ...

From the Good to the Petty

Bottom line up front: Stanley McChrystal gets 30,000 more U.S. troops — with the prospect of at least a few thousand more from allies — and a couple of campaign ...

Responding to Di Rita

Larry Di Rita’s defense of his former bosses is a remarkable demonstration of the personal loyalty that made the Bush administration, and particularly the Bush Pentagon through 2006, ...