Military

Moulton: Buttigieg Was a Nerd at Harvard

'I was not hanging out with the Harvard Democrats'

Massachusetts congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Seth Moulton took a shot at Pete Buttigieg during a recent interview, implying he was cooler than Buttigieg during their time as undergraduates at Harvard University.

President Sanders: Convener in Chief

The senator advocates a foreign policy that rejects traditional American leadership and would perpetuate 'endless wars'

Put into action, Bernie Sanders's ideas would actually perpetuate, rather than end, America's "endless wars" in the broader Middle East.

When the Straw Men Take Over

The false binary of war or diplomacy is eroding national discussions about foreign policy

No serious person advocating stronger action against Iran is calling for an American invasion or a large-scale war.

U.S. Kicks Off 19-Nation War Games Drills in Ukraine

With threats from Iran, Russia rising, America launches war games

The United States military and partners from 19 countries are getting set to kick off a massive series of war drills in Ukraine amid rising threats from Iran and Russia, according to the Defense Department.

Is the U.S. Planning for the Right War?

Analysis: The Pentagon may not be prepared for the next war, but it wants to be ready for the more important one

US soldiers take part in a massive amphibious landingThere are at least two problems with the military shifting its focus toward great-power war against Eurasia's two giants at the expense of its capabilities to conduct irregular warfare in the Middle East. First, it seems that, realistically, the next war in which the U.S. is engaged is much more likely to be irregular and involve terrorists and insurgents in Africa or the Middle East, rather than, say, a war with China over Taiwan. Second, regardless of what objective analysis shows to be the most sound, effective defense strategy for the U.S., the political reality in Washington is that the Middle East always seems to dominate the headlines, and lawmakers can never seem to make the strategic shift away from the region.