RealClearDefense Morning Edition

Tuesday, September 30
For Wounded Soldier, a Better Side of America - Dana Milbank, Wash Post
Don't Obsess Over Islamic State - William Hawkins, Defense News
Obama's Mixed Messages on War - Jonah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times
Spies Feel Obama Is Throwing Them Under the Bus - Shane Harris, FP
Demoralized Drone Crews Booed Their Commander - David Axe, WIB
Making Exoskeletons Work for the Navy - S. Freedberg, Breaking Defense
The World Is on Fire: Where Is the U.S. Army? - Macgregor & Kim, SWJ
Nuclear Deterrence Back on the Policy Menu - Bill Sweetman, AvWeek
China & Japan: World's Most Dangerous Rivalry - Lyle Goldstein, Natl Int
Seeking Global Role, German Military Stumbles - Alison Smale, NY Times
The Guns of August: WWI's Peerless Chronicle - James Warren, Dly Beast
A Private Tour of the CIA's Incredible Museum - David Wise, Smithsonian
If Intel Is Wrong on ISIS, Is It Wrong on Iran? - L. Smith, Weekly Standard
Is It Time to Revive the Powell Doctrine? - Chris Miller, Cicero Magazine
For ISIS, Slaughter Is an End in Itself - Roger Cohen, New York Times
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Monday, September 29
What Happens When ISIS Comes Home? - Akil Awan, National Interest
7 Awful Reasons for Bypassing Congress on ISIS - W. James Antle, AC
5 Weapons Vietnam Needs to Take on China - Kyle Mizokami, RCDefense
Meet the Zumwalt: Navy's New Stealth Destroyer - C. Cavas, Navy Times
The Aircraft That Inspired the A-10 - Michael Peck, War Is Boring
The Army Needs More Drill Sergeants - Michelle Tan, Army Times
Army Rethinks the Human Elements of War - Loren Thompson, Lexington
AirSea Battle: Deterrent or Provocation? - Erik Slavin, Stars and Stripes
Asymmetric Warfare Goes Both Ways - Eric Jorgensen, Cicero Magazine
Manned and Unmanned Battle - Information Dissemination
Maritime Mercenaries or Innovative Defense? - John-Clark Levin, WOTR
The Superpower Meets the Global Swing State - Daniel Twining, FP
Obama Can't Keep Ignoring Assad - Jackson Diehl, Washington Post
Iraq & the Long War Against ISIS - Bernard Gwertzman & Ryan Crocker, CFR
Iraq's Army Woos Deserters Back to War - Kirk Semple, New York Times
Sunday, September 28
Why the Latte Salute Matters - Ed Rogers, Washington Post
Let's Chill on the Latte Salute Silliness - Editorial, Military Times
A Warning for the U.S. on Syria's Rebels - Hannah Allam, McClatchy
China Thinks It Can Defeat America in Battle - David Axe, War Is Boring
China Thinks It Can Defeat America Without Battle - Joseph Bosco, RCD
China and India: Partners or Rivals? - Li & Tyson, National Interest
India, Vietnam & $100M in Defense Credit - A. Karambelkar, The Diplomat
Fight Club: Israel Nuke Edition - Jeffrey Lewis, Foreign Policy
Vets Need to Share the Moral Burden of War - Sebastian Junger, Wash Post
The Intellectual Battle vs. ISIS - Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, ProjSyn
Saturday, September 27
Obama's Imperial About-Face on War - Michael Cohen, Boston Globe
The Khorasan Group Does Not Exist - Andrew McCarthy, National Review
Why Is the U.S. Yielding to Iran Now? - David Frum, The Atlantic
Iran's Dinner Diplomacy - Robin Wright, New Yorker
Navy May Battle Mines with Quadcopter Drones - Ryan Faith, VICE News
In the Army, Everyone's Got to Change - S. Freedberg, Breaking Defense
The Department of Homeland Security Is Broken - Matthew Gault, WIB
China and the ISIS Threat - Gary Sands, The Diplomat
How to Cut Off ISIS Terror Tycoons - Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast
The Syrian Opposition's Rebel Yell - Shane Harris, Foreign Policy
Breaking Down America's Air War Over Syria - Daniel DePetris, Natl Int
Why Obama's "No Boots" Assurance Isn't Reassuring - Rosa Brook, WaPo
Friday, September 26
Jihad by the Book - David Ignatius, Washington Post
Mission Relaunched: America & the Islamic State - The Economist
3 Opportunities for Better U.S.-India Defense Ties - Hemal Shah, Diplo
China's Deadly Miscalculation in the Making - Joseph Bosco, RCDefense
Going Rogue: China's Real Military Threat - Gordon Chang, Natl Interest
Asia's Military Shopping Spree in Japan - Kyle Mizokami, VICE News
Wounded Warrior Project Under Fire - Tim Mak, Daily Beast
Army Contemplates Its Future Amid Crises - Sandra Erwin, Natl Defense
It's Time to Rein in Nuclear Spending - Canterbury & Reif, Defense One
The Strategic Power of Small Acts - Levi West, ASPI Strategist
Is Syria a Pay-to-Play Conflict? - Daniel Altman, Foreign Policy
Behind the Mystery of Khorasan - Michael Crowley, Time
ISIS & George Kennan's Americanasaurus - John Cassidy, New Yorker
Obama's Containment-Plus Strategy - Charles Krauthammer, Natl Review
Thursday, September 25
5 ISIS Weapons of War America Should Fear - Robert Farley, Natl Interest
Obama Goes to War with Weapons He Scrapped - Investor's Business Daily
Space Bubbles Caused a Deadly Afghan Battle? - David Shultz, Science
The Chinese War Machine - Kyle Mizokami, War Is Boring
Will Iran Sell Out al-Qaeda for Nukes? - Josh Rogin & Eli Lake, Daily Beast
Iran's Ballistic Missiles: Threading the Needle - John Allen Gay, WOTR
Iran's President Is Still the Ayatollah's Man - Matthew McInnis, RCWorld
The Unaffordable Arsenal - Tom Collina, Foreign Policy
Was That a Lackluster F-22 Debut? - Amy Butler, Aviation Week
5th Generation Fighters: Proceed with Caution - Edward Hunt, Jane's
Marine Corps Goes Back to the Beach - Joe Gould, Defense News
Don't Go Back to Traditional Amphibious Warfare - Trevor Howell, MCG
Hagel's Right Hand-Man on Acquisition - Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One
How Congress Cut and Ran on Syria - Bruce Ackerman, Politico Magazine
A Terror Cell That Avoided the Spotlight - Mark Mazzetti, New York Times
Obama & the War Machine - John Cassidy, New Yorker
6 Speeches & the Evolution of a President - George Condon, Natl Journal
Wednesday, September 24
Containment: The Best Strategy Against ISIS - Dov Zakheim, Natl Interest
I Was a Pair of Boots on the Ground in Iraq - Clay Hanna, Politico Magazine
Why We Should Still Care About Benghazi - Benjamin Runkle, WOTR
Could America Lose Its Superpower Status? - Daniel Goure, Early Warning
China Thinks It Can Defeat America in Battle - David Axe, War Is Boring
China's Weaponized Crab Walker Robots - Lin & Singer, Eastern Arsenal
Defense Policy & Industry in Australia - Michael Clifford, ASPI Strategist
U.S. Military vs. Ebola: Lessons from the Asia-Pacific - Frank Smith, Diplo
Russia's Black Sea Buildup - Douglas Ernst, Washington Times
Time to Take Chemical Weapons More Seriously - Dan Kaszeta, Cicero
Pentagon Seeks a Culture of Innovation - Sandra Erwin, National Defense
The GOP's 2016 Foreign Policy Problem - Josh Kraushaar, National Journal
ISIS Crisis - Thomas Friedman, New York Times
Why Drones Don't Cut It in Syria - Robert Caruso, Daily Beast
A War Strategy Takes Shape - David Ignatius, Washington Post
Obama's Airstrikes Might Be Unexpectedly Effective - Fred Kaplan, Slate
A Maze of Arab Motivations in Fighting ISIS - J. Schulberg, New Republic
Tuesday, September 23
F-35: Coming in for a Crash Landing? - Kevin Boyd, National Interest
When the French "Shot Down" an F-22 - David Axe, War Is Boring
ISIS War: This Is Not Vietnam - Julian Zelizer, CNN
How ISIS Ripped Off Natural Born Killers - Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast
Odierno Wonders if Post-9/11 Were Worth It - Mark Thompson, Time
Where's This 'Non-Military Solution' in Iraq? - Sarah Chayes, Defense One
How to Assess Risk in a World of Threats - Eric Jorgensen, Cicero Magazine
Gitmo Is Crumbling Into Ruins - Jessica Schulberg, New Republic
More Defense Dollars Now - Editorial, National Review
Challenging Army Force Design - Degen & Spencer, Small Wars Jounal
Transformation Awaits Marine Aviation in 2015 - Harkins & Stewart, MCT
What the U.S., NATO Must Do to Counter Russia - Sydney Freedberg, BD
What China Should Learn from Russia in Ukraine - Ali Wyne, WOTR
Why Spying on China Isn't Enough - Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat
Meet Kim Jong Un's New Nuclear Warriors - Michael Madden, FP
Monday, September 22
Should U.S. Fear China's Carrier-Killer Missile? - Robert Farley, Natl Int
Shadow General Could Decide Obama's War - Rogin & Lake, Daily Beast
U.S. Ramping Up Major Renewal in Nuclear Arms - Broad & Sanger, NYT
Time to Update Military Academy Nominations - Editorial, USA Today
One Big Agency to Spy, Assassinate & Protect - R. Caruso, Boston Globe
Fixing Pentagon Intelligence - John Schindler, XX Committee
Department of Homeland Security in Crisis - Washington Post
3 Major Decisions Loom for the U.S. Navy - Chris Cavas, Defense News
Hostage's Reluctant Acceptance of Global Hawk - B. Everstine, AF Times
Can America Save the World Order? - James Holmes, The Diplomat
Obama's Emerging Foreign Policy Doctrine - Sally Kohn, CNN
U.S. & Israel: Delusions of Our Diplomacy - N. Thrall, NY Review of Books
Turbo Caribou Among World's Best, Rarest Airlifters - David Axe, WIB
The Hunt for al-Zarqawi & the Power of We - Stanley McChrystal, Time
Is COIN No Longer Relevant? - Whitney Kassel, Cicero Magazine
For the Kurds, the Fight of Their Lives - Dexter Filkins, New Yorker
ISIS Is Contained and That's Good Enough - Christopher Bolan, WOTR
Sunday, September 21
Grand Illusion in Syria - Ross Douthat, New York Times
When the Pentagon Feared Israel's Nukes - Robert Beckhusen, WIB
Israel's Strategy: Shooting Pool w/ a Bowling Ball - B. Opall-Rome, DN
What Is the Mysterious FBI Director Up To? - Garrett Graff, Politico
Chinese Student Spies Overwhelm U.S. - Joshua Philipp, Epoch Times
Reviving Space-Based Missile Defense - Marvin Schaffer, Natl Defense
Army Looks to Add Minority Combat Officers - T. Vanden Brook, USAT
A Swifter, Stronger, More Agile Foreign Policy - Defense One
Five Ways ISIS & al-Qaeda Differ - Kristina Wong, The Hill
We Still Need to Defeat Assad, Not Just ISIS - Lionel Beehner, Cicero
ICYMI: DOD's $800B Problem | Flying Chernobyl | 'Fixing' UCLASS
Saturday, September 20
It's OK for Obama to Ignore Military Advice - Lawrence Korb, Defense1
Stealth Is Dead! Long Live Stealth! - Joe Trevithick, War Is Boring
The Army Scrambles on Four Continents - Sydney Freedberg, BD
Mossad's Greatest Female Assassin - Ram Oren & Moti Kfir, Daily Beast
The Admiral's Revenge - Se-Woong Koo, Foreign Policy
India's Artillery Procurement Saga - Debalina Ghoshal, The Diplomat
Al-Qaeda & the Importance of Seapower - Information Dissemination
Closing the Ends-Mean Gap in Iraq - Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times
A War by Any Other Name - The Economist
WH vs. DOD on the Semantics of Combat - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

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