Relations between Russia and China, even over economic ties that should benefit both, will be tense at the best of times.
The Senate’s plan to pair moderate TRICARE co-pay increases with flexible military retirement should move forward.
Even if the Russians may have pressed the Iranians to compromise on some points, they weren’t truly “our partners” in the nuclear negotiations.
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.
It will fall to the next president to repair ties with Israel and to address the lingering challenge of peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
Obama needs to make the Chinese pay a price for their actions – or the price we pay will be an even more audacious attack.
In each chapter of A HARD LOOK AT HARD POWER, experts from around the world examine strategic guidance documents, current and planned defense budgets, troop strengths, deployable capabilities, procurement programs, and research and development efforts.
The next president will make choices about the US military that will define American hard power for much of the 21st century.
If the nuclear agreement is still in place by January 2017, the next president will confront a host of strategic issues set off by the deal’s implementation.
If aid is given to the Kurds, a similar quantity should be supplied directly to the YPG. That is, of course, if the White House and Pentagon actually wish to defeat the Islamic State.
Hamas is a new wrinkle in Iran’s growing contest with Saudi Arabia. Iran is not reacting well, unsurprisingly, to Hamas’ July 17 meeting with the Saudi king, crown prince and defense minster, the first such talks between the two sides for years.