Thousands of soldiers have successfully led combat units without committing atrocities. Pardoning war crimes dishonors them.
Fifteen years after the U.S. invasion, there’s no satisfying answer to the question: What were we doing in Iraq anyway?
Since the September 11 attacks, attitudes around weaponry have transformed into something unhealthy.
Those toiling inside this administration are fooling themselves if they think they can somehow rise above the character and temperament of this president to shepherd this country through to a more normal time.
The troops would be better served doing almost anything else to improve combat effectiveness.
Washington, D.C., can be an easy city to mock or resent—but it’s full of workers who’ve given up opportunities to serve something larger than themselves.
For one thing, the Islamic State is largely defeated.
How the militant group will fumble into the next Middle Eastern war.
The secretary of defense could run afoul of his boss if his review of the policy on transgender troops follows the facts to their conclusion.
At some point, a president might have to acknowledge to the military: We fought hard, but we have other, greater priorities elsewhere.
The U.S. Armed Forces have had troubles with extremists enlisting in the past, and they don’t want it to happen again.
By asking active-duty personnel to lobby Congress in their own self-interest, President Trump crossed an important line.
A report suggests the president is looking for ways to get out of the accord. It says a lot about how he views the world.
Experienced advisers haven’t been able to offset the president’s excesses. Now, it’s up to Republican lawmakers.
Why the president’s withdrawal from the Paris accords should worry leaders in Israel and the Gulf
Celebrating their success in retaining blue-collar jobs is one way Republicans are winning the votes of working-class Americans.
And he will leave wishing he could spend more time in such places where people afford him more respect than the Washington press corps.
President Trump had the legal right to declassify information—but by sharing sensitive intelligence with the Russians, he may have jeopardized national security.
As the UAE’s crown prince visits Washington, the Emiratis are as excited as ever about the prospects for the new administration.
It was a necessary decision. But it could also cast a shadow over U.S.-Turkey relations for years to come.