The Litigious Society’s Latest Take on Terrorism

by Paul R. Pillar The recent passage by the U.S. Senate of a bill labeled the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act elicited cheers from those wanting to see any kind of significant bipartisan action in Congress. The bill is intended… 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  

Wolfowitz Endorses Flournoy; Cornyn, Jenn Rubin Can’t Read

Two interesting — but little-noted — developments on the Hagel front over the last couple of days. First, Paul Wolfowitz endorsed former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy to replace Leon Panetta based on her understanding of and advocacy… Continue Reading