The National Security Council’s procedures are a practical manifestation of values—and Trump’s disregard for NSC rules reflects his rejection of those values.
Drone strikes continue and spread—away from public scrutiny or congressional oversight.
The Niger debacle exposed just how little Congress grasps about what U.S. forces are up to around the world.
Honoring the sacrifice of servicemembers requires understanding why they were put at risk, and demanding that those who did so hold themselves to account.
The people in the Situation Room inevitably neglect basics that will keep them, and the rest of us, alive. In this White House, the risks are especially high.
Misstatements or poorly balanced schedules can cause international incidents.