The war against al-Qaida is far from winding down, according to top Pentagon officials. The Pentagon’s chief of irregular warfare sees it lasting for 10 to 20 more years.
Let Hamid Karzai be a cautionary tale. The U.S. can’t buy foreign allies. It can only rent them. And even then, the cash undermines Washington’s broader goals.
Powerful Americans are beginning to listen to Farea al-Muslimi, a 23-year-old, California-educated Yemeni who wants to stop the drone strikes in his country. Including some in the White House.
Slow down a second. What happened in Boston may or may not have been terrorism. Here’s how to think through the distinction.
Chuck Hagel’s reward for making it through a bruising Senate confirmation: guiding a Pentagon currently freaking out over budget cuts. And, quite possibly, recasting its entire defense strategy.