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What America’s Vaccination Campaign Proves to the World

The U.S. stumbled early in the pandemic, but the vaccine rollout could reboot the country’s image.

The Intelligence Community’s Deadly Bias Toward Classified Sources

Its willful blindness to publicly available information is hurting national security.

Beware ‘Just Say China’ Politics

Republicans screamed for more spending to counter China. Democrats are claiming their infrastructure bill does just that. It’s a dangerous game.

US Army’s Plan Needlessly Duplicates Air Force Strike Capabilities

The service would do better to follow the Marines’ path toward specialization.

Don’t Divide the World Between Democracies and Autocracies

There are better ways to face our challenges than pushing for ideological blocs.

Let’s Get Real About US Military ‘Dominance’

American strategists need to drop the assumption that the U.S. military will be the superior force in any given situation.

China’s Belt and Road Effort Demands a Multipart US Response

U.S. inaction, as much as Chinese assertiveness, is responsible for America’s economic and strategic predicament, a Council on Foreign Relations task force finds.

Focus on Influence, Not Power, in the Middle East

People talk about U.S. power and influence as if they’re the same thing. That's a mistake.

Taiwan Wants More Missiles. That’s Not a Bad Thing.

Ground-based, short-range missiles are a realistic and relatively quick way to improve cross-Strait deterrence.

China Is ‘Danger Close’ to US in AI Race, DOD AI Chief Says

JAIC leader stresses that AI ethics guidelines don’t slow down the United States. In fact, they are essential.

The U.S. and China Finally Get Real With Each Other

The exchange in Alaska may have seemed like a debacle, but it was actually a necessary step to a more stable relationship between the two countries.

What We Learned in the DNI’s New Election Report

The newly released assessment is more complex and comprehensive than its 2017 predecessor, reflecting just how much the issue of foreign interference has evolved.

What Do We Know About China’s Newest Missiles?

Much can be gleaned from open sources, from official announcements to commanders’ online bios.

How SecDef Austin Can Make the Most of His India Visit

The defense secretary should pave the way for more and deeper defense trade and technology cooperation.