The Pentagon and White House are Not People and Don’t Do Things

A misleading, annoying media trope that needs to go away.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Convicted On All Charges In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

An unsurprising outcome as we approach the second anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

The Ukraine Crisis in Three Maps

Casting a bit of cartographic light on the crisis in Ukraine.

Limited Strikes, Limited Utility, Unlimited Fallout

We’re almost certainly going to launch punitive strikes against Syria. They’ll almost certainly be ineffective.

The Boston Bombings And The Immigration Reform Debate

For better or worse, the attack in Boston is likely to have an impact on the immigration reform debate.

National Security Culture Gap

The White House and the Pentagon are buildings, not unitary actors.

Mikhail Gorbachev: The World Would Be Better If The USSR Was Still Around

Not surprisingly, the last man to lead the Soviet Union believes we’d be better off if it still existed.

Pseudo Experts

Manas to Close (Updated)

Force Realignment