Donald Trump Reportedly Considering Every Living American for Secretary of State

by Derek Davison Donald Trump is still adding names to his list of potential secretaries of state. After reports earlier in the week suggested that the race was down to two finalists, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and… Continue Reading  

Leaker, Speaker, Soldier, Spy

By Nick Turse I ran into David Petraeus the other night. Or rather, I ran after him. It’s been more than a year since I first tried to connect with the retired four-star general and ex-CIA director — and no… Continue Reading  

A Case for Demilitarizing the Military

by Gregory Foster Item: Two U.S. Navy patrol boats, with 10 sailors aboard, “stray” into Iranian territorial waters, and are apprehended and held by Iranian revolutionary guards, precipitating a 24-hour international incident involving negotiations at the highest levels of government… Continue Reading  

Management by McChrystal: Missing the Forest for the Trees?

by William D. Hartung There are two reigning narratives about Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former head of the U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. One is the story of a loose-lipped, cocky military man who had to… Continue Reading  

Drone Wars: Tactics in Search of a Strategy

by James A. Russell The confirmation hearings of John Brennan for director of the Central Intelligence Agency serve as the latest searing reminder of the intellectual rigamortis gripping the national security establishment and how brain dead we have become as… Continue Reading