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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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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

A Schlumberger surge is a good sign for the health of the U.S. shale industry.

The Mueller Effect

Could it be that the President is less worried about the probe of his Russia dealings than about a general investigation with no set limits?

Crude Economics

Ecuador is ignoring OPEC demands to reduce output.

1990s Redux

The result came down to ethnocultural identification among the decision-makers more than lawyerly arguments and fact-checks.

lower education

American high schools are giving out higher and higher grades even as real academic ability stagnates.

Netanyahu in Europe

Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic agree that the EU should stand closer with Israel.

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