Thomas Ricks explains the declining competence of America’s senior military commanders.
Tag: foreign policy
It’s probably a matter of when, not if, al-Qaeda in Yemen successfully strikes the U.S. Yet the drone attacks currently keeping the organization at bay are also helping recruit more terrorists. Can you say “no-win situation”?
Obama’s surprisingly strong national security record owes much to a group of youthful aides few Americans have heard of.
Peter Beinart warns that American Jews must refocus on the democratic and humanitarian principles of Zionism before Israel becomes simply another despotic Middle Eastern state.
Fears of a bomb in Tehran’s hands are overhyped, and a war to prevent it would be a disaster.
How the United States looked the other way while Bahrain crushed the Arab Spring’s most ill-fated uprising.
How an idealistic spy in Asia challenged the American way of war, and what his tragedy teaches us about finding allies today.
As president of Colombia, Álvaro Uribe triumphed over a fierce narco-insurgency. Then the U.S. helped to export his strategy to Mexico and throughout Latin America. Here’s why it’s not working.
The “more enemies, fewer friends” doctrine.
Why Democrats Can’t Think Straight About National Security.