Foreign and Defense Policy

Best of the foreign policy blogs (April 21 to 27)

Here is the best of what AEI’s foreign and defense policy scholars are reading this week:

James R. Holmes at the Diplomat on the need to admit the possibility of China becoming a foe in Beating “Voldemort Syndrome”.

Josh Rogin at Foreign Policy’s the Cable on gaps in the Pentagon’s transmission of intelligence in Congress learned of new intel unit from media.

Walter Russell Mead at ViaMeadia reports that Chinese politician Bo Xilai wiretapped top Chinese officials in To Murder and Corruption, Add Wiretapping.

Katie Drummond at wired.com’s Danger Room details the Navy’s futuristic storm trooper uniforms in New Navy Uniform Could Monitor Sailors’ Pee for Signs of Nuclear Attack.

Adam Goldman at ArmyTimes writes on the resurfacing of a top al Qaeda terrorist in Top al-Qaida bomb maker in Yemen resurfaces.

Kenneth Anderson and Matthew Waxman at the Lawfare blog on the future of lethal autonomous machines in Law and Ethics for Robot Soldiers.

Grae Stafford at The Daily Caller writes that public mistrust of TSA agents hurts the agency’s security mission in Former TSA boss: Resentment of agency ‘dangerous to security’.

Bill Roggio at The Long War Journal on al Shabaab’s opacity on the possible death of its American-born military commander in Shabaab has not denied rumors of Omar Hammami’s death.

Alana Goodman at CommentaryMagazine.com writes on the start of the 2012 foreign policy debate in Obama Will Have to Walk Fine Line on Foreign Policy Message.

Erika Johnsen at Hot Air on President Obama’s recent foreign policy attack ad against Romney in Team Obama’s latest attack ad: Mitt Romney v. reality, the global edition.

James Poulos at Ricochet explains the GOP’s foreign policy difficulties in Rubio’s Big Foreign Policy Speech Shows the GOP Is in Deep Trouble.

Seth Mandel at CommentaryMagazine.com writes that the Cold War Is Still Sore Subject for Biden.

Katrina Trinko at National Review analyzes Joe Biden’s dubious defense of Obama’s Israel policy in Biden: Obama Greatest Friend to Israel Since Truman.

And finally, following Dany Pletka’s outstanding take at the Enterprise Blog on the manifest uncoolness of Barack Obama, Morgen Richmond at Hot Air reports on the New American Crossroads ad: Cool

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