So, here’s an embarrassing confession for a foreign policy geek: I’m afraid to fly. And I mean — medication, alcohol, hold-the-hand-of-strangers afraid to fly. Do you want to hear about the problems with the Airbus 380 and wing strut cracks? … read more
Ten years ago today, the United States invaded Iraq and a few short weeks later deposed Saddam Hussein. After a period of popularity, the war became unpopular with the American public and with many in the body politic who had … read more
The press is reporting that tonight’s State of the Union will be light on defense and national security. Shocking. Indeed, the president is likely to spare little breath for previous commitments to extend free trade, prioritize victory in Afghanistan, roll … read more
The Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is poised to force a committee vote on Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense tomorrow despite outstanding questions from Republican members regarding Hagel’s finances, speeches, receipt of foreign payments. Chairman Levin … read more
Yesterday, both the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and outgoing SecDef Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee that they supported arming the rebels in Syria. We also know that Hillary Clinton supported doing the same. So… let’s get this … read more
Also of Interest
How to stop Assad's slaughter
If the U.S. wants to break the military stalemate in Syria, force Assad into political concessions or aid in his ouster, eliminating his air power should be the first order of business.
A pivotal fight in Syria. US AWOL per usual
The fight now going on in the strategic city of Qusayr has already spilled over into neighboring Lebanon.
Judging Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State
The simple consensus about Hillary Clinton’s tenure at state is: Meh.