UPDATED: INCLUDES TEXT OF OBAMA SPEECH AS PREPARED Just hours before President Barack Obama goes on the air to explain his strategy to destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the US...
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A big majority of Europeans (73 percent) say NATO should be engaged in the territorial defense of Europe; by comparison, 59 percent of Americans and 57 percent of Turks wanted NATO so engaged. …read...
White House wants authority to arm Syrian rebels, but Republicans are wary. …read more
The unannounced visit gave Kerry the opportunity for a public show of support with Iraq’s new, more inclusive government. …read more
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian defense companies have unveiled a project to jointly supply new 3-D radars to their armies with the aim of replacing Soviet-built P-37 radars. …read more
Former US Vice President Dick Cheney doubts the sitting commander in chief will use a Wednesday primetime speech to lay out a plan hawkish enough to defeat an upstart violent Sunni group. …read more
The former director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is convinced that force alone is not the key to a US strategy for defeating Islamic State militants in the Middle East or winning...
As Americans see the group as a threat, Obama can point to positive dispatches arriving from the frontlines. …read more
Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill finally agree on something. So, too, do many hawks and doves. Yet, there are no planned votes to approve US military action against the Islamic State. …read more
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon began a two-day visit to Azerbaijan on Wednesday aiming to bolster burgeoning ties with its strategic and defense trade partner that conveniently borders northeast Iran. …read more
Recommitting to a Shared Mission Against Terrorism By Shaida M. Abdali September 8, 2014 Afghanistan and India have long been targets of extremist and terrorist groups based in Pakistan. Though these groups operate under...
A new poll reveals that a striking number of Americans believe that the country is less than safe now it was before the 2001 attacks. …read more
Ahead of a Wednesday prime-time address, the White House makes clear he won’t go to Congress. …read more
When I studied politics in London, one of my lecturers was a fellow named Neil Kinnock, a Welshman who went on to lead the Labour Party. Kinnock, though he loved Wales and clearly understood...
Several experts have indicated that there is growing political will to confront ISIL as well as enough funding in the 2015 OCO budget. …read more
The Veterans Affairs Inspector General’s Office is investigating 93 facilities and is “pretty confident” scheduling or data manipulation took place in most of them. …read more
Display of militarism in Ferguson, Mo., pressures agencies to improve oversight. …read more
Speaker John Boehner doesn’t want to commit to congressional action until he hears from the president. …read more
It is with great sadness I must tell our readers of the untimely death of Michael Adler, our most excellent reporter on the long-running Iranian nuclear crisis. Sigh. Even though we write about war...
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he plans to forge ahead with bureaucratic Pentagon reform initiatives despite the uptick of global threats and military activities in recent months. …read more