| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:51 PM
The deadly Tomahawks roared in from two directions in the predawn hours Tuesday, as the guided-missile destroyer Arleigh Burke in the Red Sea and the cruiser Philippine Sea in the north Persian Gulf fired 47 cruise missiles across the cold desert and into...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:56 PM
President Barack Obama's air war against terrorist targets in Syria has begun, sooner and more deeply inside Syrian territory than expected. The question: Will the strikes — which mark the mere "beginning of a credible, sustainable, persistent...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 11:12 AM
The U.S. needs Russia. This may sound peculiar coming from a person who spent 25 years at the NSA, almost half of those fighting communism. But our approach to Russia since the end of the Cold War has been unimaginative and aggressive. Politicians in...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:41 PM
The U.S. government concluded this week that Russia violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by testing a prohibited cruise missile. The question now is what to do.
Withdrawal from the treaty would be a mistake. The INF Treaty required...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:37 PM
Congress on Friday approved $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system, a Pentagon-backed request to shore up the U.S. ally amid continued hostilities in the Gaza Strip.
With little debate, Congress cleared the measure as lawmakers...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:18 AM
Absent from U.S. media encomia for recently deceased former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze is any mention of the historic deal he reached with his U.S. counterpart James Baker in 1990 ensuring that the Soviet empire would collapse "with a...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Advanced U.S. satellites played a key role in the determination by intelligence officials that a surface-to-air missile shot down a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine on Thursday.
The assessment was almost certainly based on a technical branch of...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Pro-Russia separatists who are believed to have used the “Buk” antiaircraft missile system to shoot down a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine probably needed Russian assistance to operate it, senior U.S. officials said Friday.
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Whoever fired the surface-to-air missile that brought down a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine would have needed extensive training to execute the mission, according to military experts.
Taking down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, traveling about 600...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 11:25 AM
At least 50 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were reported killed Sunday as heaving fighting erupted in the eastern neighborhoods of Gaza City, sending thousands of people fleeing for safety.
More than 200 civilians were injured, as Israeli troops...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The U.S. government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realizing it was a civilian passenger flight, U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of...