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‘There Will Be No Withdrawal’: Syrian Allies Say US Has Promised to Keep Some Troops There

But for how long? The Kurds say uncertainty is emboldening Turkey, Russian-backed militias, and the Assad regime.

The 9/11 Commission Said National Security Vacancies Were A Problem. Biden’s Pentagon Is ‘Far Worse’

The Senate is “falling far behind” as Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees consider 14 nominees this week.

Biden’s Best Chance to Get Back on Course with Europe

The president should send his best team to NATO and EU talks, find common ground on China, and repair the damage done by the AUKUS submarine deal.

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Buddies Tried to Get the VA to Sell Access to Veterans’ Medical Records

A congressional investigation prompted by ProPublica’s reporting found that wealthy civilians with no U.S. government or military experience pursued a plan to monetize veterans’ medical data.

To Deter China, Relearn The Lost Art of Dissuasion

Threats of denial or punishment will not deter a peer adversary fighting at home.

Federal Contractors Must Show Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination by Dec. 8

Companies doing business with the federal government must name a person to coordinate implementation and compliance with the vaccine mandate for covered employees.  

Are Directed-Energy Weapons Behind the Havana Syndrome?

As an aerospace engineer and former Vice Chair of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, I can attest to the effectiveness of such weapons.

Biden Just Gave France Something More Valuable than a Submarine Contract

The White House endorsement of European defense apart from NATO is worth more than a $66 billion deal with Australia.

Trump’s Red, White & Blue Air Force One Paint Job is Not Final, General Says

The concept image is “just something that’s on a paper,” according to Air Force acquisition official.

Biden Counters China’s Allegations Of A New ‘Cold War’ In UN Speech

The president’s remarks on human rights, freedom of navigation, and authoritarianism were a thinly veiled message to Beijing.

A Rahm Emanuel is Exactly What Japan Wants, Asia Scholars Say

What matters in American politics is not what matters to Tokyo.

Biden to Pitch Partnership at UN, Amid Tension With France and Other Allies

The withdrawal from Afghanistan “opens the chapter” for diplomacy, a senior administration official said.

Generals Should Not Have to Break the Rules to Prevent Nuclear War

Rather than criticizing Milley, we need to change the policy that put him in an impossible spot.

Australia Will Get Nuclear-Powered Subs In New Partnership With US, UK

Dubbed AUKUS, the new security partnership will increase focus on the Indo-Pacific.

Milley’s China Calls During Trump Defeat Were ‘Lawful,’ Conveyed Reassurance, Pentagon Says

Some Republicans are seeking his ouster, but the Joint Chiefs chairman is the first to serve a guaranteed four years.

Congress’ Afghanistan Oversight Marred By Politics

Lawmakers overwhelmingly postured instead of asking America’s top diplomat real questions.