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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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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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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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'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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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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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 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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Three Navy warships named in honor of 9/11

Three Navy warships named in honor of 9/11

The Navy will forever remember and honor the cities and victims affected by the Sept. 11 attacks with USS New York, USS Somerset and USS Arlington.

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Perspective on piracy

Perspective on piracy

While high-profile piracy is worrisome, it is a rare occurrence. But when it does happen, the current ‘catch-and-release’ policy isn’t the best method to combat it.

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DoD spending cuts: How much is enough?

DoD spending cuts: How much is enough?

After almost a decade of intense combat, the Pentagon needs to replenish its arsenal, a costly initiative. But Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to cut "around $10 billion" in defense spending and more thereafter.

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Ordinary men, extraordinary efforts

Ordinary men, extraordinary efforts

It's been 66 years since D-Day, but a day doesn't pass when the soldiers are forgotten - especially two of them.

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Time to call up the (oil) reserves

Time to call up the (oil) reserves

America has untapped oil reserves, but it's a matter of taking advantage of them to decrease foreign oil imports.

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Warming up to the ICC

Warming up to the ICC

The United States seems to be edging closer to the International Criminal Court when our forces are engaged around the world.

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Military supports green initiatives

Military supports green initiatives

The military is focusing its efforts on being greener with lights, aircraft, vehicles, ships and weapons, but is it for the right reasons?

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Friend or Foe?

Military power and economic ties complicate our relationship with China.

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Casualties count

Casualties count

Americans often make the mistake of judging a war's success by the number of Americans who die fighting it.

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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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Amiss on Missile Defense

Amiss on Missile Defense

Many observers, both in the U.S. and abroad, do not agree with President Obama's plan to kill permanent missile defenses in Eastern Europe.

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New Year, Old Problems

New Year, Old Problems

Developments coming down the pike in 2010 could be both a blessing and a curse.

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