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Russia, China Warn U.S. About Missile Defense

At a security forum in China, a Russian officer talks up military cooperation between the two countries.

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Former CIA Head: OPM Hack was “Honorable Espionage Work”

Michael Hayden says that if China is responsible for the recent, massive Office of Personnel Management hack, it’s just won a round of a game we all play.

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Congress's Strategically Myopic Defense Cuts

Some of the Navy’s most useful logistics ships may soon be decommissioned on account of budget cuts. This isn’t the way for the U.S. to maintain its edge over China and other revisionist powers.

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The F-35 Fighter Jet and Our Outmoded Procurement Policies

The F-35 fighter jet has been plagued with problems, and now may miss its big debut at an English air show. This unimpressive, overly expensive weapons platform is a product of our antiquated defense-procurement policies.

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When Missile Defense Is About More Than Missiles

U.S. and NATO missile defense plans are about more than just guarding against rogue missile threats from Iran. They will shape the U.S.-Russia relationship and, more importantly, long-term relations between America and Europe.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

China has almost finished building structures intended to host surface-to-air missiles on its artificial islands in the South China Sea.

Higher Education Watch

The campaign for more intellectual diversity in higher education just got an eloquent and influential new champion.

Survey Says

But do shifting American attitudes portend a lasting realignment?

the future of retirement

Our elites don’t feel a sense of urgency about entirely predictable problems that threaten to devastate the middle class.

Trump Ties

Dmitry Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch with ties to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, could soon face extradition to the U.S. on bribery charges.

Frack Baby Frack

A newly energized shale industry is once again pushing U.S. oil production near the nine million barrels per day mark.

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