Leslie H. Gelb remembers Robert McNamara.
Micah Zenko argues, "The U.S. military wants to minimize civilian deaths from airstrikes in Afghanistan, but conditions on the ground won't let it.'
Admiral William Fallon speaks for the Council On Foreign Relations HBO History Makers Series Address.
Listen to William J. Fallon, former commander of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Pacific Command, reflect on his career and the lessons learned from the conflicts in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Watch William J. Fallon, former commander of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Pacific Command, reflect on his career and the lessons learned from the conflicts in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Max Boot discusses Defense Secretary Robert Gates's proposed defense agenda.
Robert M. Gates, a Cold War veteran selected to remain as defense secretary, has won bipartisan praise for his pragmatism and handling of the Pentagon amid two wars.
Michael Gerson discusses the tactics of Gen. David Petaeus.
Gen. David Petraeus has created a broad new agenda that echoes many of the sentiments expressed by Barack Obama, while seemingly strayingaway from the close military relationship that once paired him with President George W. Bush.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ realism and the success of the Gates Doctrine has helped put at least one aspect of US foreign policy back on course, says Michael Gerson.
The departing head of Central Command was wrong about the surge, argues Max Boot.
Watch J. Michael McConnell, director of national security, discuss the changing role of the national intelligence community in the post Cold War era.
Listen to J. Michael McConnell, director of national security, discuss the changing role of the national intelligence community in the post Cold War era.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
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