CIA Director Proposes Radical Reorganization

The CIA has always separated its core spying and analysis functions; that may soon change.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Burning Man Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Pentagon Says Obama’s War Against ISIS Likely To Last Years

The war against ISIS continues to silently escalate, with little input from the people’s representatives in Congress.

U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria

President Obama has opened a new front in his “war” against ISIS

Has Obama Institutionalized Bush’s Worst?

Dan Froomkin says Obama is as bad as Bush, if not worse.

Russia Getting Ready To Escalate In Ukraine?

Things are getting serious in eastern Ukraine.

Americans Have Lost Confidence In President Obama On Foreign Policy

The evidence is clear. When it comes to the ability to handle foreign crises, the President has lost the public’s confidence.

As Militants Advance, Iraqis Look To U.S. For Help

The Iraqi government seems to be panicking.

Ideological Purism Is Making American Politics Stupid

The latest chapter in an all too familiar story.

Nigeria Delaying Search For Missing Schoolgirls

The search for more than 200 missing Nigerian schoolgirls is not going well, and part of the blame lies with the Nigerian government.

What, If Anything, Should The United States Do About Those Nigerian Schoolgirls?

Not every tragedy can be resolved with a military response.

Obama’s Kill Rules Keeping Obama From Killing

President Obama’s new rules for killing Americans with drones are proving inconvenient.

Medal Fatigue

The US military needs to cull and standardize its bloated award system.

The Best Super Bowl Commercial Ever

Apple’s “1984” Super Bowl commercial ran only once, but it remains in a class by itself.

Violence In Iraq Is Not Obama’s Fault, And The Future Of Iraq Is Not Our Responsibility

The Iraqis need to learn to govern themselves, and conservatives blaming President Obama for renewed violence need a history lesson.

Time To Welcome Our Amazon Delivery Drone Overlords?

Jeff Bezos’s latest idea may never get off the ground, but it sure is interesting.

9/11 And The Never-Ending War

The world changed significantly twelve years ago today. Will it ever change back even a little bit?

Obama’s Hamlet Act

The president’s public dithering on Syria is drawing jeers from friend and foe alike.

Yemen Wants Its Own Drones

A headline I never thought I’d see: “Yemen Asks U.S. For Drones To Fight Al Qaeda”

Air Force Can’t Find Drone Pilot Volunteers

The Air Force can’t find enough people to volunteer to fly remote controlled planes.

Baby, Come Back

Japan Reassessing Its Military Policy

In response to North Korean saber rattling and the rise of China, Japan is reassessing it’s military posture

White House and House of Representatives Clash on Civilian Pay

The two ends of Pennsylvania Avenue are clashing on defense appropriations.

Peter King ‘Not Ruling Out’ Presidential Run; He Should

An overweight Republican from the northeast is thinking about running for president. No, not that one.

Navy Building Carrier Drone

The Navy is building a ridiculously expensive robot spy plane.

Border Security, Or Just Immigration Reform Obstructionism?

Opponents of immigration reform are using “border security” as a shield to hide their true desire to kill the very idea of immigration reform.

FBI Admits It Uses Surveillance Drones In The U.S.

Thanks to one question from one Senator, we learned yesterday that the FBI has used surveillance drones inside the United States.

Drone Pilots Are Bored

Going from flying a real airplane to operating a drone in Alamagordo sucks.

The Unfortunate State of the Congressional GOP

If one is going to be in government, one ought to take governing seriously.

What Happens When A President You Don’t Trust Has These Powers?

Even if you trust the current occupant of the White House to exercise the powers granted to the agencies operating in secret under him, do you trust all future Presidents?

Too Early for 2016 Talk?

We’re actually not speculating about who might be running any more than we used to.

The GOP And The Conspiratorial Mindset

The wacko fringe of the GOP is increasingly finding room in the mainstream of the party.

Did Special Forces Snipers Kill Americans After Katrina?

A former Navy SEAL charges that Blackwater snipers killed American citizens in New Orleans during Katrina’s aftermath.

Killing Terrorist Leaders Prolonging War on Terror?

Targeting terrorist leadership may be counterproductive.

Most Americans Oppose Drone Strikes on Americans in America

One in eight Americans support drone strikes against Americans on American soil.

The Unanswered Question About Drones

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