If the president is serious about implementing safe zones in Syria, he must clarify exactly what he means.
The group committed more attacks than ISIS in 2015. But Islamic State strikes were deadlier.
Interventions that claim to help noncombatants must account for how they are actually being harmed.
The former defense secretary has exposed yet another example of the White House’s negligence.
The White House has sold each escalation in Iraq and Syria as a wise and minor policy adjustment. Is that true?
A decade ago, a team of American law-enforcement agents puzzled out how and where an attacker might fire a missile at a civilian airliner. Their insights are still relevant—and urgent.
In considering possible responses to the bloodletting, what matters is not just how many are dying, but how.
A vow to defend Syrian rebels could put the United States into open conflict with Bashar al-Assad.
The White House has been announcing troop deployments, with varying justifications and objectives, for over a year now.
A brief history of incorrect predictions
The 13-year-old tactic, once intended to be rare, has become completely routine.
The nominee for CIA director has allies in high places.
Whether he likes it or not, Obama's nominee for CIA director faces hard decisions that will affect the future of the agency's drone program.
The Center for Preventative Action looks towards the future in its annual survey.
Their big assumption: that the rest of the world is looking for U.S. leadership
A telling moment from the wacky world of nuclear security.
Fewer than 5 percent of unmanned aircraft are armed, but such a plan could influence other countries' drone programs.
The U.S. and Israel may have different "redlines" for when Iran crosses the nuclear threshold.
A global opinion poll found widespread (though not quite universal) opposition to U.S. drone strikes.
Every administration leaks classified national security information, and every president tries to stop it. Here are a few.