The Empty-Headedness of K.T. McFarland


by Jim Lobe When retired Adm. Robert Harward rejected Donald Trump’s offer to succeed Gen. Michael Flynn as the president’s new national security adviser (NSA), a variety of sources reported that the general’s real reason was that he couldn’t pick… Continue Reading  

Trump and Security Assistance


by Seth Binder U.S. security assistance has become one of the major foreign policy tools of the U.S. government since 9/11 to combat terrorism abroad, but this assistance is increasingly criticized for failing to achieve its objectives and in some… Continue Reading  

Hillary’s Foreign Policy: a Liberal-Neoconservative Convergence?


by Jim Lobe I received the following announcement yesterday afternoon.

Replacing Hagel: Obama’s Last Chance?


by Robert E. Hunter Chuck Hagel’s sudden departure as President Barak Obama’s third secretary of defense leaves the chief executive searching for a fourth at a time when presidents have usually settled upon a smoothly running and effective team to… Continue Reading  

The F-Word: Plane Speaking and the Sequester


by Marsha B. Cohen The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is a black hole in the federal budget into which hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars have been sucked and billions more seem destined to vanish. The most… Continue Reading