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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.

War is Changing. So Should the Pentagon’s Budget

Beyond aircraft carriers, missiles, and riflemen, the next wars will be fought with data, digital platforms, and networks.

The GOP’s Fake Controversy Over Colin Kahl Is Just the Beginning

Senate Armed Services Committee Republicans who call Biden’s Pentagon-policy pick too political are fooling nobody.

The Pentagon Can’t Spend China Into Submission, But Alliances Can Deter It, House Dems Say

The second hearing in as many days for the INDOPACOM commander turns toward alliance-building.

GOP Lawmakers Push Chinese Threat at Indo-Pacific Commander’s Hearing

Adm. Davidson called China the “greatest long-term strategic threat of the 21st century.”

It’s Time for a Cybersecurity Quid Pro Quo

Require companies to disclose breaches to the government in exchange for legal liability limitations.

Esper, McMaster, Panetta Endorse 9/11-Style Commission to Investigate Jan. 6 Insurrection

“We need to have serious people, independent people take a look at this,” Trump’s final confirmed defense secretary said.

Tie US Arms Exports to Values, Pentagon Policy Chief Nominee Says

Colin Kahl says sales to Saudi Arabia may change under Biden administration.

Biden Nominee For Top Policy Post Grilled On Iran, Tweets

"I really believe that the controversy over your nomination is essentially a proxy war” for the Iran nuclear deal, said Sen. Kaine.

Trump Is Gone, but Democracy Is in Trouble

A new report reveals that democratic governments are in retreat around the globe.

A Solid Plan to Compete with China in Artificial Intelligence

The NSCAI’s new report should also be taken as the first plank in a national technology strategy.

Khashoggi Report Blames MBS; Biden Skips Sanctions For Crown Prince

Punishing MBS would put the United States in a “hostile” position with Riyadh, an administration official told reporters.

CIA Nominee Vows To Probe Mysterious Microwave Attacks

Longtime diplomat Bill Burns sailed through his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

The US Puts Its Greatest Vulnerability on Display

Runaway partisanship endangers the United States more than foreign enemies do.