There’s a view that politics and national security should be oil and water–that some iron rule of Washington should make the two impossible to mix. In reality, it doesn’t work that way. Even so, Susan Rice’s removal of her name …
Assad has been slaughtering innocents for months. Why draw the line at poison gas?
With the days of grand strategy long gone, talking points happen to be a big part of the job
The disgrace of David Petraeus has ended more than a great military career. It is also the symbolic end of a major chapter in American security strategy.
As we hold our breath awaiting the result of today’s vote, our minds naturally turn to the events that defined this campaign. But just as notable are the ones that didn’t.
The GOP nominee has given up on a murky story line
Romney didn’t draw a clear policy contrast but sounded like a plausible Commander in Chief. And he avoided the Dick Cheney Halloween mask that Obama wants to pull over his face
Here’s something to keep in mind as the U.S. presidential candidates debate foreign policy on Monday night: the course of domestic politics is hard to predict. The course of world events is impossible to predict.
White House …
Perhaps the most dramatic moment of Tuesday night’s debate was the tense exchange over how Barack Obama first described the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate that led to the deaths of four Americans, including U.S. …
He was one of the best U.S. Senators of our era, but the end of Specter’s career was an object lesson in political transformation — and the extinction of Republican moderation