RealClearDefense Morning Edition

Saturday, July 26
The 5 Most Overrated Weapons of War - Robert Farley, National Interest
Actually, the V-22 Ain't Half Bad - Vincent Mazzurco, War Is Boring
Why U.S. Allies Shouldn't Free Ride - James Holmes, The Diplomat
On What Planet Did John Walsh Merit an M.A.? - Dan Drezner, Wash Post
John Walsh's Black Mark on Military Education - James Joyner, RCD
DOD Quietly Tightens Tuition Assistance Rules - Andrew Tilghman, MT
To Save Gaza, Destroy Hamas - Amos Yadlin, New York Times
Why India & China Matter for the Afghan Drawdown - D. Markey, CFR
Grand Delusion: U.S. Strategy & the Tonkin Gulf - Edward Marolda, NH
Money for Navy Amphib Falls Short - Christopher Cavas, Defense News
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Friday, July 25
The Best Air-to-Air Missile Is in Sweden - Thomas Newdick, War Is Boring
LCS to Conduct Test of Norwegian Missile - Christopher Cavas, Navy Times
Obama Knew About ISIS Threat, But Did Nothing - J. Landay, McClatchy
Foothold on the Euphrates, Bootheel on the Tigris - Hania Mourtada, FP
Why Iran Fears an Independent Kurdistan - Alex Vatanka, Natl Interest
How Will This War End? - James Dubik, Army Magazine
The Gaza War: When Strategies Collide - Walter Russell Mead, Am. Interest
Israel Must Be Permitted to Crush Hamas - Michael Oren, Washington Post
Army's Strategic Education Lessons for the Navy - Bowen Vernan, CIMSEC
CIA Fears the Internet of Things - Patrick Tucker, Defense One
U.S. & China: Cooperate on Counterterrorism? - Jeffrey Payne, Diplomat
China's Course Correction in the South China Sea? - Ted Carpenter, TNI
Happy Friday! Gin, War, and Special Ops - Barron Youngsmith, WOTR
Thursday, July 24
Why the GI Bill Died in Minutes & Who Killed It - Aaron Glantz, CIR
The Army's War Game Alternate History - Michael Peck, War Is Boring
Lies, Damned Lies, and Maps - James Holmes, The Diplomat
A North Korean in Iran - Olli Heinonen & Simon Henderson, Foreign Policy
U.S. Forces Should Leave South Korea - Christopher Lee, War on the Rocks
China & North Korea Headed for a Breakup? - Dennis Halpin, Natl Interest
George Patton's Summer of 1944 - Victor Davis Hanson, National Review
The Big 2016 Foreign Policy Debates - William Galston, Wall Street Journal
Why ISIS Is Doomed - Jacob Siegel, Daily Beast
ISIS Is Now a Full Blown Army - Ben Watson, Defense One
How Sequestration Could Hurt Acquisition Reform - Valerie Insinna, ND
Enlisted Women to Serve on Attack Subs After 2020 - David Larter, NT
USAF Refocuses on Training as Wars Wind Down - T. Vanden Brook, USAT
Wednesday, July 23
Shadow Wars of the 21st Century - David Barno, War on the Rocks
How ISIS Evades the CIA - Philip Giraldi, American Conservative
The Most Dangerous Man in Ukraine - Oleg Kashin, New Republic
How to Target China's Vulnerabilities - Robert Sutter, CSIS PacNet
How the CIA Stole a Soviet Satellite - Michael Peck, War Is Boring
USAF Sends Satellites to Spy on Other Satellites - Jon Harper, Stripes
Kim Philby & the Hazards of Mistrust - Malcolm Gladwell, New Yorker
What Malcolm Gladwell Gets Wrong About Spying - Isaac Chotiner, TNR
U.S. & Germany Rebuilding a Spy Relationship - David Ignatius, Wash Post
The Spy Who Warned Us About Putin - Nico Hines, Daily Beast
No Need to Go Back to Iraq - Capt. David Lenzi, Army Times
MH17 & the Limits of Russian Power - Benjamin Schreer, ASPI Strategist
Military Superiority Requires Real Acquisition Reform - Bill Lynn, BD
Gaza Shows Worth in Laser Missile Defense - Michael Hoffman, DOD Buzz
Fleet's Oldest Deployable Warship Nears Retirement - Navy Times
Royal Navy's Illustrious Passes the Torch - Andrew Chuter, Defense News
N. Korea's Asymmetric Submarine Doctrine - Koh Swee Lean Collin, Diplo
Tuesday, July 22
How to Save Iraq - Zalmay Khalilzad & Kenneth Pollack, New Republic
Why the Russians Are Panicking Over Flight 17 - Tom Nichols, Federalist
The Top 5 Bases for Airmen - Air Force Times
Beyond UCLASS: Next Generation Warfare - Brannen & Horowitz, WOTR
It's Time to Get Ready for Cyberwar - William Brooke Stallsmith, RCDefense
Terror Threat Enters Danger Zone - Tom Kean & Lee Hamilton, USA Today
Times Change, Warriors Should Too - David Axe, War Is Boring
The Real Story Behind Japan's Drone Boom - Daniel Medina, Quartz
Does China Care About Air Power? - Ankit Panda, The Diplomat
How to Reform Republican Foreign Policy - James Antle, Am Conservative
A Cure for America's Iraq Syndrome - Chris Miller, Cicero Magazine
Being Reasonable About the Mideast Is Delusional - Lee Smith, Tablet
The Downside of Giving Weapons to Rebels - Eugene Robinson, Wash Post
Copycat MH17 Attacks? - Dave Majumdar, Daily Beast
No More Frozen Conflicts - Svante Cornell, American Interest
Ukraine's War and Europe's Passivity - Roger Cohen, New York Times
Ghosts of World War I Circle Over Ukraine - Robert Merry, Nat'l Interest
Monday, July 21
The Wicked History of Russia's Missiles - Clive Irving, Daily Beast
Learn How to Fire a Soviet Antiaircraft Missile - Robert Beckhusen, WIB
10 Things to Know About China's Air Force - Rebecca Grant, AF Magazine
Rethinking NASA: A Coast Guard in Space - Rand Simberg, National Review
Why Israel's Iron Dome Is Overrated - Patrick Tucker, Defense One
Lasers Are No Longer a Star Wars Fantasy - Schechter & Majumdar, WSJ
Fear Nuclear War: It's Five Minutes to Midnight - Craig Hooper, Next Navy
Can Iran Be Deterred from Going Nuclear? - Zachary Keck, Nat'l Interest
Expand Non-Military Pressure on Iran - Robert Zarate, USA Today
Obama Should Send Troops Back to Iraq - Michael O'Hanlon, Wash Post
Gaming New Models for Great Power Relations - Ali Wyne, WOTR
Surface Warfare & Strategic Land Power - Matthew Krull, Proceedings
Israel's Tactical Success, Strategic Failure - Ariel Ilan Roth, Foreign Affairs
Gaza: Epithets Fired & Euphemisms Give Shelter - Jodi Rudoren, NY Times
How Kerry's Israel-Palestine Peace Deal Died - Birnbaum & Tibon, TNR
VIDEO: Chuck Hagel on MH17, Crisis in Gaza - Political Capital
Sunday, July 20
5 Ways to Replace the Troubled F-35 - Robert Farley, National Interest
The Tunnels Driving Israel to War - Eli Lake, Daily Beast
Putin's World: The Bear Is Loose - Matthew Continetti, National Review
What Is Norway Doing at RIMPAC? - Second Line of Defense
Don't Call This Ship an Aircraft Carrier - Kyle Mizokami, War Is Boring
The Operational Art of AirSea Battle - CDR John Callaway, CIMSEC
A Modest Plea for Navalists: Speak Up - William Beasley, Proceedings
What Would Alfred Thayer Mahan Do? - B.J. Armstrong, The Bridge
Perils of the Quest for Supremacy - Howard Fuller, Naval History
Air Base Defense - Otto Kreisher, Air Force Magazine
The Future of NORTHCOM and NORAD - Marcus Weisgerber, Defense News
Time to Cripple the IRGC - Ottolenghi & Ghasseminejad, National Interest
Putin's Deadly Doctrine - Timothy Garton Ash, New York Times
Russia's Provocation Demands Tougher Action - Max Boot, Commentary
France Must Cancel Warship Sale to Russia - Robert C. O'Brien, Diplomat
Saturday, July 19
Of Planes and Proxies - Jon Lee Anderson, New Yorker
How to End the Ukraine Nightmare - Corboy, Courtney & Yalowitz, Natl Int
China Sends Uninvited Spy Ship to RIMPAC - Sam Lagrone, USNI News
Iran Won't Slow Down on Ballistic Missiles - Ilan Berman, USA Today
Israel Had a Secret Bullet Factory - Nina Strochlic, Daily Beast
How to Win in Gaza - Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Postt
A New Export Policy for Drones? - Andrea Shalal, Reuters
Yes, Japan Is Still Pacifist - James Simpson, War Is Boring
Why Japan Is Not Threat - Fontaine & Hornung, Japan Times
Russia Has Become Dangerous Again - David Frum, The Atlantic
Time to Take Sides in Ukraine - Andrew Michta, American Interest
America Needs to Take the Lead - Mark Kennedy, Foreign Policy
When Should the U.S. Use Force? - Robert Kagan, Washington Post
Friday, July 18
It's Finally Time to Stand Up to Putin - James Kirchick, Daily Beast
Putin's Dangerous Proxy War - Michael Cohen, Politico Magazine
Mess with Civilian Airliners, Mess with the World - War Is Boring
Ukraine: Countdown to a New World War I? - Jacob Heilbrunn, Natl Int
Short Fuze to the Great War - John Correll, Air Force Magazine
How to Make a Smaller Army Better - Michael Crow & John Paul Parker, FP
Latest UCLASS Concept's Maritime Emphasis - Majumdar & LaGrone, USNI
Ospreys Help Marines Protect, Assist Allies - Brig. Gen. Steve Rudder, S&S
The Kids Are All Right - Major Carleton Forsling, Proceedings Magazine
Cybersecurity as Arms Control? - Ken Jensen, Weekly Standard
The Challenges of Empire - Ross Douthat, New York Times
Avoid Falling Into Thucydides' Other Trap - Robert Farley, The Diplomat
Indian Defense Policy at a Turning Point - Harsh Pant, Foreign Policy
How Israel Learned to Love Missile Defense - Taylor Dinerman, Natl Review
Moral Clarity in Gaza - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post
Israel's No Problem: It Has No Strategy - Brent Sasley, National Interest
Why Israel Launched a Ground War in Gaza - Aaron David Miller, Politico
Thursday, July 17
The Biggest Threat to China's Military Might - Miles Evers, Nat'l Interest
East Asia's Lessons from World War I - Brian Chao, The Diplomat
The Next Big Thing in Aviation Is Small - Danica Kirka, Associated Press
How the F-35 Dominated Farnborough - Aaron Mehta, Defense News
Do Republicans Have a Foreign Policy Vision? - Ross Douthat, NY Times
9 Sins of Rick Perry's Foreign Policy Vision - Kay & Evans, War on the Rocks
GOP Must Have Answers on Iraq, NSA in 2016 - Ben Domenech, Federalist
If DOD Buys Less, It Needs to Invest More - Schwartz & Harrison, Defense 1
USMC Tests Heavy Duty Landing Craft at RIMPAC - Kyle Mizokami, USNI
U.S. Flying Blind to Looming Terror Plots - James Kitfield, Breaking Defense
Russia Is Firing Missiles at Ukraine - Weiss & Miller, Foreign Policy
Israel's War of Attrition Against Hamas - Cohen & Scheinmann, Natl Int
Hamas Has Already Won Its Rocket War - Eli Lake, Daily Beast
Wednesday, July 16
Legendary Lion of Fallujah Was CIA - Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Washington Post
UCLASS & the Future of Naval Power Projection - Randy Forbes, Natl Int
Getting Unmanned Naval Aviation Right - Brimley & McGrath, WOTR
The V-22 Is Still a Piece of Junk - Jack McCain, War Is Boring
Britain's Stealth Drone Hits Breakthrough - Kris Osborn, Defense Tech
Will Hammond Steer a Less Interventionist Britain? - Ian Evans, CSM
Time for the Next Officer Education Revolution - P. Molenda, Proceedings
Iron Dome: Savior or Sales Job? - James Fallows, The Atlantic
DARPA's Plan to Save Soldiers' Brains - Veeravagu & Zhang, Daily Beast
The A-10 and the Rescue Helicopter - Megan Scully, Air Force Magazine
Norway's Naval Strike Missile a Hit at RIMPAC - Chris Cavas, Defense News
Navy Tests Stealthy Features for Super Hornet - K. Osborn,
LCS Will Be Modified, If Not Replaced - Dan Parsons, National Defense
After the Afghan Surge: Rapid Exit or Better Peace? - Joseph Collins, SWJ
Obama's Foreign Policy Inertia - David Ignatius, Washington Post
Shaming Won't Stop China's Salami Slicing - Zachary Keck, The Diplomat
Abe Is Not Trying to Build a New Empire - Michael Auslin, Foreign Policy

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