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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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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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