Arms

Pushing Billions in Arms Sales Is Not an ‘Accomplishment’

It matters to whom the weapons are flowing and how they will be used.

The Clock is Ticking On F-35, Drone Sale to UAE

Lame-duck approval of sale could allow UAE to sign contract for weapons before Biden takes office.

Time to Rethink Arms Sales to Taiwan

Once, they might have tilted the military balance. Now they just destabilize the region.

Donald Trump is No Jack Kennedy. Or Khrushchev.

The president lacks the experience, character, credibility, and confidence to navigate our country through a Cuban Missile Crisis. We need Joe Biden.

Will COVID-Stressed Countries Slow Their Arms Buys?

State Department’s political-military leader sees mixed signals from abroad.

Greece Joins the Turkey-Russia S-400 Saga, and Congress Wants Answers

Was Ankara using its Russian air-defense system to track a NATO ally?

The Abraham Accords: Who Benefits?

From authoritarian leaders to White House aides to the Palestinians, tallying the winners and losers of the new agreement.

Selling F-35s to the Middle East was Never Going to be Easy

To do it, and preserve Israel’s advantage, Trump must reinvigorate the consultative arms sales process with Congress.

Israel Needs Help Rebuilding Its Munitions Stockpile

The country’s ongoing campaign against Iran in Syria and Iraq has left it short of arms for a potential wider war.

Congress Needs a Veto, Not a Notification, on Arms Sales

The Trump administration’s efforts to evade oversight show why more is needed.

Pompeo Announces Open Skies Withdrawal

As Trump scraps a third security accord, his arms-control negotiator says the U.S. and Russia will talk about a new one.

Unhappy Anniversary: The US ‘Unsigned’ the Arms Trade Treaty a Year Ago

The move has reaped the United States no benefits, and further undermined its international standing.

Smart Weapons Need to Be Smarter

No missiles should shoot down civilian airliners by mistake.

The US Has Abandoned Its Leadership on Land Mines, and For What?

Defense Secretary Mark Esper says new land mines are needed to “ensure mission success” and “reduce risk to our forces.” What success? What forces?

Loosening Firearms Exports Will Tear at a Larger Arms-Control Fabric

But Congress still has time to block the Trump administration’s proposed changes.