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Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) sits down with former Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO) to discuss the security challenge China’s military modernization and expansion pose to the United States and its allies.

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Martin, an air traffic controller with the 28th Operations Support Squadron, views a radar scope at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 14, 2009. The base has switched to digital airport surveillance radar (DASR), a new terminal air traffic control radar system that replaces current analog systems with digital technology.

A discussion on the history of military strategy, why the United States thought it could use technology as a substitute for military manpower, and how the effort came up short.

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The Pentagon’s new plan to place US military equipment in Eastern Europe is better than nothing, but not by much. Is there any reason for Putin to think that Washington or NATO, with its underwhelming rapid reaction force, are really determined to stand up to him?

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Though US shows of force like the dragoon ride through the Baltics and a proposed European F-22 deployment are a step in the right direction, rotating presence is no substitute for permanent force presence.

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Covering a defense story today? Here’s the latest from the experts on the AEI defense team.

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U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta rubs her eyes, as she testifies before a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the data breach of OPM computers, on Capitol Hill in Washington June 16, 2015. Reuters.

The 2015 Worldwide Threat Assessment explicitly ranked the cyber and counterintelligence threat above that of terrorism.

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Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force—Crisis Response—Central Command, participate in the riot control portion of the Nonlethal Weapons Course conducted by the Law Enforcement Detachment for Marines from the Logistics Combat Element and the Ground Combat Element in an undisclosed location within the Central Command Area of Operations, May 28, 2015.  Department of Defense | Flickr

In both the Pacific and the Middle East, the United States needs to get right with Napoleon’s God and remember that big battalions—large military formations—win wars and deter enemies.

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Obama’s JV worldview has been so completely dismantled that it is tiring to recount the ways in which he has misunderstood and ineptly responded to real threats

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The Islamic State (ISIS) is not a terrorist organization. It is an army of conquest destroying all traces of civilization in the lands that it holds. It has taken root in Iraq and Syria, but its evil threatens the whole world. The US must find an answer.

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China, and its cyberwarfare, is part of a deeply troubling pattern. Unfortunately, President Obama’s response is also apparently part of a pattern of sustained inaction.

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