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Israel Needs Help Rebuilding Its Munitions Stockpile

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To Rebuild America’s Weakened Alliances, Heal Its Diplomatic Corps

To guide us through troubled waters, we need a competent, influential, and re-invigorated State Department.

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US Missile Defenses Are About to Level Up

Laser-armed Strykers, new Eastern European batteries, and sea-based interceptors are all coming in the next two years, Pentagon officials say.

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Trump: U.S. To Withdraw 4K Troops From Afghanistan By Election

“It’s already planned,” the president said in an interview with Axios.

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The Coronavirus Is Never Going Away

No matter what happens now, the virus will continue to circulate around the world.

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NATO Needs to Focus on the Black Sea

William of Ockham would like a word with those who worry more about a potential Russian invasion of the Baltics than ongoing interventions in the Balkans.

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The U-2's Latest Feat: Passing Data from F-35s to Army Missiles

A recent demonstration used the old spy plane as an airborne comms relay between fighters and ground-based weaponry.

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Trump Sidesteps Congress To Install Controversial Pentagon Nominee

A legal loophole may allow Tata to take the top job without Senate confirmation at all.

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Like NATO, But for Economic Warfare

America’s alliances were built to address a Soviet military threat. The economic bullying that Beijing uses requires a different kind of collective self-defense.

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Where the System May Break

A war-game exercise simulating the 2020 election unmasked some key vulnerabilities.

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How ISIS Made Money on Facebook

The Islamic State turned the social platform into a global marketplace for looted artifacts—until a group of vigilante archaeologists took matters into their own hands.

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The Air Force’s Latest GPS Alternative: Earth’s Magnetic Fields

Officials just launched a public challenge to help create the artificial intelligence needed to turn the planet’s magnetic fields into readable maps.

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Why America Is Afraid of TikTok

The company’s founder says in an interview that he wants it to be “a window” on the world. A Republican senator says it is a “Trojan horse.”