Even as it’s called upon to aid the coronavirus response across the country, the military is struggling to contain the disease among its own personnel.
The Chinese Communist Party is trying to present itself as a global leader in pandemic response. If it declares success too early, it may lead the world back into disaster.
Larry Nicholson once led 20,000 troops in Afghanistan; now he’s making sure you don’t run out of food during the coronavirus crisis.
The capital’s main business relies on human contact. Now professional networkers are confronting its dangers.
How people pull together, even at a moment of social distancing
If you want one set of policies, you can’t be choosy about character.
Now it’s setting its sights much lower.
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Americans don’t need Russia’s polarizing influence operations. They are plenty good enough at dividing themselves.
The group is bigger now than when it founded its self-styled caliphate, and America’s conflict with Iran is only making the fight against it more complicated.
The president’s resistance to withdrawing from the country boils down to three of his main enemies: ISIS, Iran, and Obama.
This is not a sign of a government working well.
America's wars wouldn’t be possible without contractors, but presidents usually ignore the thousands who have died.
The consequences of these decisions will extend far beyond the region itself.
The Iranian general helped get hundreds of Americans killed—through two administrations. Both declined to kill him.
The U.S. attack against the top Iranian general will have far greater repercussions than the killings of al-Qaeda and ISIS leaders.
The administration's commitment to a better future for Iranians may last only as long as that commitment can be used to secure the regime’s demise or a better nuclear deal—whichever comes first.
The Trump administration has made a priority of bringing prisoners home—and of pressuring Iran. With Xiyue Wang’s release, it can claim victory on two fronts.
The president’s repeated interference in a Navy SEAL’s case shows that he cares about only one kind of military discipline—obedience to Trump.
The group has lost its territory and its leader. But it has survived before—and can do it again.