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Defense (page 3)

December 22, 2020 5:30 am

The Military Would Not Participate in a Coup. Trump Can’t Understand Why.

Politicians from both parties have called on the armed forces to enforce election outcomes. The generals know better.
Shay Khatiri
December 8, 2020 5:30 am

Lloyd Austin Should Not Become Secretary of Defense

Congress made an exception to let recently retired general Jim Mattis run the Pentagon. They shouldn’t do it again now.
Shay Khatiri
November 20, 2020 5:30 am

The Real “America First” Foreign Policy Starts Now

With a new team at the Pentagon and the freedom of a lame duck, President Trump may be about to…
Ben Waldman
November 11, 2020 3:02 pm

The Lame-Duck Massacre

The patterns and portents of Trump’s post-election Pentagon firings.
Shay Khatiri
September 25, 2020 5:26 am

Trump’s Russophilia Has Become Intelligence Policy

The president has always had an unsettling relationship with Vladimir Putin’s regime, but only recently has it infected the rest…
Eric Edelman and David J. Kramer
September 18, 2020 5:30 am

Why Sweden Should Join NATO

Sweden has avoided joining the alliance for decades, but the partnership may be too fruitful for either side to pass…
John Gustavsson
August 11, 2020 5:30 am

Congress AWOL on National Security

Senators and representatives from both parties are failing to push back against Trump decisions they know are wrong.
Shay Khatiri
July 29, 2020 5:30 am

How the NFL Could Help Rename Military Bases

The Washington Football Team provides a model for jettisoning Confederate namesakes.
Ward Carroll
July 8, 2020 5:30 am

The Conspiracy Theorist Trump Wants to Install in the Pentagon

Rich Higgins was fired from the National Security Council in 2017 for writing a paranoid Trumpist memo. Now the president…
Ron Radosh
July 1, 2020 5:32 am

A Terrible Pick for a Big Pentagon Job

A retired general and Fox News commentator, Anthony Tata doesn’t have what it takes to handle policy for DOD. Oh,…
Shay Khatiri