Management

The Trump-Kim Summit Will Happen Soon or Later or Never

South Korea’s president comes to Washington to prop up diplomacy with North Korea.

Defense

North Korea's Dangerous Game of Telephone With the United States

Kim Jong Un “has been playing a high-risk, high-return game. And he has never lost a bet thus far.”

Defense

What Is America Going to Do About Syria Now?

After the latest suspected chemical attack, the United States has four options.

Defense

McMaster Is Out, an Even Bigger North Korea Hawk Is In

Trump is replacing his national-security adviser with John Bolton, a persistent advocate of military intervention.

Defense

The Return of the Iraq War Argument

The North Korea debate shows the enduring attraction of "preventive war."

Management

The New Secretary of State Is a North Korea Hawk

Mike Pompeo’s skepticism about negotiating with Kim Jong-Un could change the course of nuclear talks.

Defense

Senator Explains His Warning About 'Biblical' Conflict With North Korea

The Idaho Republican also says there's no "bloody nose" strategy: "What a dumb thing to do."

Defense

Senator: The U.S. Military is Preparing for a War with North Korea That It Hopes Never to Fight

Most Americans are not aware of "just how close we are to war on the Korean peninsula," says Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.

Defense

Trump's Red Line on North Korea Gets Fuzzier

Mike Pompeo adds a few caveats to America's strategy.

Management

Lindsey Graham: There's a 30 Percent Chance Trump Attacks North Korea

“I don’t know how to say it any more direct: If nothing changes, Trump’s gonna have to use the military option, because time is running out.”

Defense

Donald Trump: Unlikely Defender of U.S. Allies

The candidate who said Japan and South Korea made "billions screwing us" is now a president vowing to stand by them.

Defense

Trump's North Korea Policy Earns Praise—From a Former North Korean Diplomat

“The unpredictability has worked to some extent,” says one of the country’s highest-profile defectors.

Defense

Senator to Donald Trump: Americans Deserve to Know the Costs of a North Korea Conflict

In a letter to the president, Tammy Duckworth cites the lack of debate before she was deployed to Iraq—and insists that it not happen again.

Oversight

A Former CIA Director Describes the Dangers of 'Trump Unleashed'

John Brennan praises the advisers who restrain Donald Trump’s impulses, calls out the president’s “enablers” inside the White House, and considers the prospect of World War III.

Defense

Washington Resumes Talking About Nuclear War

As the North Korean crisis escalates, the unthinkable has suddenly become discussable.

Management

Madeleine Albright: 'All of a Sudden, Diplomacy Is Being Degraded'

America’s former chief diplomat on the state of the State Department.

Defense

What's the Logic Behind Trump's Threat to North Korea?

The president has vowed the greatest display of military power in living memory—over threats.

Defense

‘Our Readiness for a Terrorist Attack Is Dangerously Low’

“I’ve never seen anything quite like” Trump’s approach to national security, says a former counterterrorism adviser to three presidents.

Defense

Trump's Attack on the Legitimacy of Critiquing Military Operations

The president took to Twitter to argue that publicly discussing the success or failure of a mission “only emboldens the enemy.”

Defense

The Key to Putin’s Cyber Power

The Russian president has both the capability and the intent to cause harm, says a former U.S. ambassador to Russia. And the threat won’t vanish once Donald Trump takes office.