Russia

To Deter China, Extend New START

A new arms race with Russia will drain funds from the forces that influence and deter Beijing.

EU, US May Sanction Belarusian Leadership Next Week

Tensions are still running high and crackdowns continue in Minsk

Esper's Convenient Lie

The defense secretary's claim that the two decades of countering violent extremism left the U.S. under-prepared for a near-peer fight doesn’t hold water.

The Air Force Needs a New Non-Stealthy Bomber

There are important things the B-1 and B-52 do that the B-21 won’t.

Alexander Vindman: Trump Is Putin’s ‘Useful Idiot’

In his first interview, a key witness in the impeachment trial says Trump goes out of his way to try to please the Russian president.

How Putin Got Into America’s Mind

He learned the art of destabilizing his opponents from the Stasi, East Germany’s secret police.

Trump Tries to Hide the Problem

From the coronavirus to Russian electoral interference, the president keeps trying to paper over problems instead of addressing them.

Ep. 74: U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville

“The job of the American military is to protect the nation, not to police the nation," McConville said.

Assessing Trump’s National Security Record

How has he done against four main threats our nation faces?

From Racism to Russia, Top General Says Army Must Change

Gen. McConville addressed the nation’s internal unrest, trust of the military, even QAnon, in a wide-ranging interview with Defense One.

Neurotoxins Are A Rising Threat. Here’s How the Military Will Detect Them

As Alexey Navalny recovers, a new spray promises far faster detection of these deadly chemicals.

As Russia Provokes, Trump Remains Silent

The president continues a pattern of deference to Moscow amid unsafe air operations, a roadway collision that injured U.S. troops, and the poisoning of a Putin critic.

Honor World War II with a Better, Shared Future

We believe that the best way to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the peace is to join hands.

Trump's Halt to Election-Security Briefings Worries Many

DNI Ratcliffe’s edict comes just two months ahead of Election Day, with Russia, China and Iran all intent on influencing the outcome.

Bad Cyber Actors Don’t Fear the Law. We Can Change That.

Better coordination among law enforcement agencies at home and abroad are key to the layered deterrence strategy we need.

Biden: Trump’s ‘Subservience’ to Putin Is ‘Humiliating’ to the US

“Never before has an American president played such a subservient role to a Russian leader,” the Democratic candidate said.

Stone Knew About Wikileaks; Manafort Dished to Russian Intel, Senate Finds

After the Senate Intelligence Committee’s fifth and final report, Democrats still say collusion. Republicans still say no.