Strategy

How to Keep War With China From Being a Pick-Up Game

INDOPACOM needs a joint force headquarters now, not when crisis arrives.

Drones, Cruise Missiles Are Rising Threats to US Troops and Territory, Pentagon Says

The Missile Defense Review also calls for building a missile shield to protect Guam.

Sensible Talk Aboard a UK Aircraft Carrier. But Does It Come Too Late?

New poll shows US, UK publics aren’t buying what national-security experts have been selling.

The U.S. Marine Corps Has a Choice: Transform or Die

If the Corps does not veer from its current course, it will lose the things that differentiate it from the Army and the special operations community.  

Civilians Will Choose the Marine Corps’ Future—and Soon

And they will do it by selecting the next commandant and other four- and three-star generals.

New National Security Strategy Returns Focus to Rules, Partnerships, and American Leadership

China is a “pacing” threat, Russia just an “acute” one—but international partnerships, the old global order are key to beating both.

Ukraine’s Success Shows Mastery of 3 Essential Skills of Modern Warfare

Operational art can still trump relative combat power, and deception is still possible in our age of satellites and cellphones.

Fight With Information, Not Just Munitions, Marine Corps Tells Commanders

A new doctrinal document asks Marines to consider information warfare as they build their battle plans.

US Army Delays Doctrine Release to Incorporate Lessons from Ukraine

A service team is in Europe talking to Ukrainian troops and U.S. trainers, gathering information to refine its multi-domain operations playbook.

NATO’s Next Strategic Concept Will Add China’s Threats, US Ambassador Says

The document is to be unveiled at next month’s summit, where Russia and potential members will also be on the agenda.

The Middle East’s Indifference to Ukraine Is a Warning

What looks like international solidarity against a lawless invasion is something far more transactional and fragile.

How to Gauge the Risk of a Nuclear Escalation with Russia

Escalation theories can help NATO policymakers avoid nuclear war—but it is ultimately up to Putin.

Ukraine Endgame: Putin’s Bad Options

No matter which one he chooses, the Western response should be the same.

The Pentagon Must ‘Campaign’ Against China, Not Hope for a Goal-Line Stand

To dissuade aggression, the U.S. military must continuously persuade its adversaries to doubt their chances of success.

What Is China Learning from the Ukraine War?

From battlefield concepts to geopolitics, Beijing is sure to be watching with avid interest—and some chagrin.

The DOD Needs a Joint Wargaming Center

The recent explosion of wargames obscures several flaws in the current system.