The Secret U.S. Army Study That Targets Moscow

A quarter century after the Cold War, the Pentagon is worried about Russia’s military prowess again. POLITICO has learned that, following the stunning success of Russia’s quasi-secret incursion into Ukraine, McMaster is quietly overseeing a high-level government panel intended to figure out how the Army should adapt to this Russian wake-up call. Partly, it is…

Time for a New US South China Sea Strategy

As if things could not get any worse in the South China Sea, China’s placement and testing of anti-ship missiles in the South China Sea all but confirms Asia’s worst fears: America’s goal to ensure that China’s rise is peaceful and that Beijing would take its place among nations of the Asia-Pacific and larger Indo-Pacific…

Standing Up Credible Deterrence in Europe

The crux of the issue of responding to the reality of a renewed Russian threat in Europe is succinctly laid out by General Phillip Breedlove: “It’s really important we re-establish our ability to see and interpret so that we can deploy early.” The issue is a straight forward, if not also a complex one of…

Why the World Should Fear North Korea’s Biological Weapons

While the world might be worried about all things North Korea—especially its growing nuclear weapons arsenal—Pyongyang very likely has other nasty weapons of mass destruction that, given the right conditions, could be just as lethal. What most refer to as biological weapons—stuff right out central casting that always make those ‘end of the world’ movies…