Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us

As vaccines roll out, the U.S. will face a choice about what to learn and what to forget.

A Day of Deaths 25 Percent Higher Than Spring’s Worst

For the second week in a row, more COVID-19 deaths were reported in the U.S. than at any other time in the pandemic.

Will COVID Finally Force Us to Think Differently About National Security?

The “softer” approaches of irregular war offer outsized benefits during competition and armed conflict alike.

National Guard Helping to Roll Out COVID Vaccine

Guardsman will divvy up some vaccine batches, backfill medical staff in nursing homes and prisons.

How to Build Trust in the Vaccines

To succeed in immunizing the population against COVID-19, the United States must draw on the resources it already has.

This Is Only Going to Get Worse

The United States is entering a long, dark period, and the pandemic is already breaking records from the spring.

US Military Starts Vaccinating Troops, Behind Russia and China

DOD has picked 16 sites for a “controlled pilot” COVID vaccination program.

America Needs a COVID-19 Reckoning

Both parties wanted answers after 9/11. The pandemic has killed nearly 100 times more Americans.

The Final Pandemic Surge Is Crashing Over America

For the first time, the U.S. recorded 1 million COVID-19 cases in one week.

COVID-19 Is Out of Control. What Can We Do?

We need a one-two punch to knock the virus down and then keep it down.

The Pandemic Is Revealing a New Form of National Power

In the COVID-19 era, a country’s strength is determined not only by its military and economy, but also by its resilience.

Coronavirus Cases Are Spiking at Federal Agencies

More than 100,000 federal personnel have now tested positive for COVID-19, with some agencies experiencing acute upticks.

Most States Aren’t Ready to Distribute the Leading COVID-19 Vaccine

State officials don’t know how they’ll deal with difficult storage and transport requirements, especially in rural areas seeing a spike in infections.