Hagel Halts Drone Medal

Chuck Hagel has cemented his legacy as the greatest Secretary of Defense ever.

Does Rand Paul Have A Future In The GOP?

Rand Paul’s filibuster has made him a darling among conservatives but it may not last.

The Unanswered Question About Drones

Rand Paul’s questions about the nation’s drone war were only the beginning.

Why Rand Paul’s Filibuster Mattered

Rand Paul’s filibuster is one that all American’s should thank him for that.

Rand Paul Filibustering Brennan Nomination

Mr. Paul Goes To Washington.

Congress Asks Hagel To Demote Drone Medal

Congress is banding together on a bipartisan basis to fight the greatest problem facing the country: the precedence of the Distinguished Warfare Medal above the Bronze Star.

Was Afghanistan Worth It?

My latest for The National Interest, “Was Afghanistan Worth It?” takes issue with the Marine commandant’s assessment of that question.

Obama White House Thinks It Can Kill Americans In America

The Obama White House is not ruling out targeted strikes against Americans inside American territory.

Army Spokesman: Don’t Criticize President Over Sequester

Reminding government employees that they are employees of the government is suddenly controversial.

War on Terror Status Report

Walter Russell Mead presents his sitrep of the War on Terror.

Iraqi Forces Attacking Syrian Rebels

The regime we fought for in Iraq is now aiding the regime we’re fighting against (at least by proxy) in Syria.

The Tragedy of John Allen

Do we ask too much of our leaders?

Bradley Manning Pleads Guilty

Bradley Manning has pleaded guilty to 10 charges stemming from turning classified documents over to WikiLeaks.

DC Politics and the Myth of Scheming

The Chinese are hacking Washington institutions to unearth the secret plan under which the town operates.

George Will Discovers Solitary Confinement

George Will declares solitary confinement tantamount to torture.

Republicans Blocking Hagel Nomination, For Now

For the moment, Republicans appear to be blocking Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be Secretary of Defense but they don’t seem to know why they’re doing it.

The Hagel Fishing Expedition

The smear campaign against defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel has taken a bizarre turn.

US Government Can Kill Citizens But Not Strip Their Citizenship

It’s easier for your government to kill you than strip you of your citizenship.

Hagel Will Be Confirmed, But The Hagel Battle Tells Us Much About The GOP

Chuck Hagel will be confirmed, but the campaign against him tells us much about the current state of Republican foreign policy

The Army’s Leadership Problem

Tim Kane continues his campaign against the US military’s antiquated personnel system.

President Obama’s Troubling Justification For Targeted Killings

The Obama Administration has given us a peek at its legal arguments for targeted killings and they are troubling to say the least.

The Army, Lord of the Rings, and DnD

I joined the Army so I could travel, fight, and go on adventures. Just like Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.

Conservative Media Its Own Worst Enemy

Conservatives complaining about biased coverage from the liberal media should instead look in the mirror.

Does All-Volunteer Military Break the Social Compact?

Andrew Bacevich bemoans the social impact of the all-volunteer force.

America Cramped By Defensiveness?

Is America’s focus on defense weakening the country?

Turkey Embassy Bombing Not Another Benghazi

Ross Wilson, former US ambassador to Turkey, says yesterday’s suicide attack on our embassy in Ankara “was no Benghazi.”

Hagel Hearing Farce

My latest for The National Interest, “Ignoring the Hagel Hearing Farce,” has posted.

DIA Briefing Encourages Women to Wear Makeup and Skirts

The “I” in DIA apparently does not stand for Intelligence.