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Rogue Russia

Rogue Russia

Russia’s re-emergence on the global stage should force Washington to develop realistic foreign policy on its former Cold War enemy.

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Death by a Trillion Cuts

Death by a Trillion Cuts

If Congress fails to reach a deficit-reduction deal by year's end, the results could be back-breaking.

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Desert Shield

Desert Shield

As Iran's nuclear capabilities grow, other countries are growing weary of Tehran's volatility and the increasing threats it poses.

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Lessons of October

Lessons of October

The Cuban Missile Crisis has lessons to teach about foreign policy, even 50 years after the incident.

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Into Africa

Into Africa

Instability and weak governments have led to the ‘Talibanization’ of African nations.

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A Helping Hand for the Commander-in-Chief

A Helping Hand for the Commander-in-Chief

As the president pledges U.S. military interventions abroad, important checks-and-balances between the executive and legislature might be eroding.

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An Unmanned Air Force

An Unmanned Air Force

With a 1,200-percent increase in combat air patrols since 2005, the human pilot is gradually becoming a thing of the past.

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A Questionable Partnership

A Questionable Partnership

President Obama's recent agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai is all about the substance, not the style.

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NATO’s Waterloo?

NATO’s Waterloo?

Next month’s NATO summit in Chicago offers alliance leaders an opportunity to either ensure NATO’s future, or shove it toward its Waterloo.

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The Myth of America's Decline

Overstretched and underemployed, the United States has seen better days – but history warns not to count us out.

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Hard Questions in Afghanistan

Hard Questions in Afghanistan

The American people need to ask some serious questions about the U.S. goals in Afghanistan.

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Threatening Skies

Threatening Skies

If proliferation gives us reason to worry, the global web of missile defenses offers reason for hope.

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A 'concert of democracies'

A 'concert of democracies'

The United Nations never ceases to disappoint its supporters, or confirm the worst suspicions of its critics.

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A bigger military

A bigger military

The U.S. Armed Forces are facing a serious challenge on the recruiting front — the bulging waistlines of America’s recruiting-age population.

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Tilting at windmills

Tilting at windmills

Veterans groups on both sides of the Atlantic are voicing opposition to the French president's plan to build wind turbines off the Normandy coast.

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The Other Anniversary

The Other Anniversary

What many Americans seem to forget is that what began on Flight 93 continued in earnest on Oct. 7, 2001 - the day U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan.

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Ten Years Later

Ten Years Later

Many truths have emerged post-9/11; among them, we are a nation at war, and winning that war will take time.

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The Collapse of Kim Jong Il's Regime

The Collapse of Kim Jong Il's Regime

While no one can predict when the Kim dynasty will collapse, history offers some examples of how it could.

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Role reversal in NATO

Role reversal in NATO

NATO’s intervention to prevent a bloodbath makes post-Qaddafi Libya NATO's problem.

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Japan at a Crossroads

Japan at a Crossroads

Multiple disasters may also force Japan, America's closest and most important ally in the Asia-Pacific region, to turn inward.

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What We’re Fighting For

What We’re Fighting For

The American people and their military are offering Afghanistan the very opposite of what the Taliban promises by building schools, health clinics and more.

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What We're Fighting For

What We're Fighting For

The American people and their military are offering Afghanistan the very opposite of what the Taliban promises by building schools, health clinics and more.

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'V-O Day'

'V-O Day'

Killing of bin Laden jolts nation while serving as a stark reminder that the United States is still a nation at war.

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Egypt: Vanguard of Conflict, or Freedom?

Egypt: Vanguard of Conflict, or Freedom?

American people, U.S. military need to prepare for a much different regime in Cairo – and a much more complicated security relationship.

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Two Sides of Cyberwar

Two Sides of Cyberwar

Stuxnet computer worm may now be the signature weapon in the high-tech covert war against Iran.

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Yemen Re-emerges

Yemen Re-emerges

As the president fights to end the golbal war against al-Qaida and the Taliban, little did he know that the fight would carry the United States into Yemen.

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Yemen Re-emerges

Yemen Re-emerges

As the president fights to end the global war against al-Qaida and the Taliban, little did he know that the fight would carry the United States into Yemen.

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Is NATO withering away?

Is NATO withering away?

North Atlantic Treaty Organization has served as a force multiplier for U.S. power. But those days may be over.

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Shadow Warriors

Shadow Warriors

Special Operations Forces are essential to the global war on terror. But there’s a challenge of finding that fine line between underutilizing and overburdening them.

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Answering their country's call (again)

Answering their country's call (again)

Once mainstays in Congress, veterans are now few and far between on Capitol Hill. Washington could use an infusion of veterans now.

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