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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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"Peak" Oil?

The UK may have just found its biggest new reserve of offshore crude this century.

Land of the Rising Gun

Shinzo Abe is not letting the North Korean crisis go to waste.

Recovery?

The Obama Recovery didn’t do much for the housing sector.

Suburbanization

Will we see a third ring of suburbs?

Asia's Game of Thrones

Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.

Not Dead Yet

But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.

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