RealClearDefense Morning Edition

Tuesday, November 25
How Obama Dumped Hagel - Glenn Thrush, Politico Magazine
Obama Is Turning Into George W. Bush - Dana Milbank, Washington Post
Defense Secretary: The Nearly Impossible Job - Charles Stevenson, WOTR
DOD Can't Command Industry to Innovate - Daniel Goure, Early Warning
Navy SEALs Sure Like Their Quiet Pistols - Joe Trevithick, War Is Boring
China Is Trying to Intimidate America - Hugh White, Lowy Institute
America Mustn't Neglect Its Nukes - Elbridge Colby, New York Times
Don't Tell Me We Lost in Afghanistan - Kyle Dykstra, Task & Purpose
How U.S. Advisers Can Avoid Mission Creep in Iraq - Peter Storey, Cicero
How Clausewitz Invented Modern War - James Warren, Daily Beast
New Defense Secretary, Same Old Strategy - Mark Thompson, Time
Hagel's Out, But Inner Circle Remains - Debra Saunders, SF Chronicle
The Legacy of Chuck Hagel - Mackenzie Eaglen, National Interest
What Was Chuck Hagel's Biggest Mistake? - Politico Magazine
Hagel Was Doomed - Reid Cherlin, New Republic
Hagel's Firing Won't Help U.S. Foreign Policy - Max Boot, LA Times
Hagel's Fall Had Nothing to Do with Foreign Policy - Peter Beinart, Atlantic
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Monday, November 24
What Scares China's Military - Robert Farley, National Interest
Iran Nuke Deal: A Matter of War or Peace - Christopher Dickey, Daily Beast
5 Myths That Keep America in the Middle East - Andrew Bacevich, AmCon
F-16s Couldn't Dogfight MiG-29s, Su-27s - David Axe, War Is Boring
Finland Fears It May Be Russia's Next Target - Griff Witte, Washington Post
The Case for More Congress in Foreign Policy - Walter Russell Mead, TAI
War and Peace in Afghanistan - Ioannis Koskinas, Foreign Policy
Rethinking Religion & Counterinsurgency - Jason Klocek, Cicero Magazine
Male-Female Cohesion in the Military Is Possible - Jessica Scott, WOTR
Churchill & How to Name a Military Operation - W.J. Hennigan, LA Times
Japan Prepares Designs for Next Fighter - Bradley Perrett, Aviation Week
China's Anti-Stealth Radar Comes to Fruition - Wendell Minnick, DN
Sunday, November 23
How the Mideast's First Nuclear War Started - Mathew Burrows, Politico
How the U.S. Is Overblowing the ISIS Threat - Micah Zenko, Foreign Policy
Ukraine Is Building Armored Battle Buses - Robert Beckhusen, WIB
A Road Map for Rebuilding U.S. Military Strength - Mackenzie Eaglen, AEI
When Is a War Over? - Elizabeth Samet, New York Times
The End, in Their Sights - Greg Jaffe, Washington Post
Time for a U.S.-Iraq Alliance? - Michael O'Hanlon, National Interest
Inside USAF's Top Secret Intel Analysis Industry - Oriana Pawlyk, AFTimes
Gambling Admiral Linked to Fake Poker Chips - Robert Burns, Assoc Press
Why Have the Media Ignored the Bergdahl Case? - Richard Benedetto, RCP
Saturday, November 22
Great Britain's 5 Biggest Military Defeats - Michael Peck, National Interest
Intel Panel Debunks Many Benghazi Theories - Ken Dilanian, Assoc Press
How to Counter Russia & China's Ambitions - Ratner & Wright, Wash Post
War in Ukraine Is Killing Lots of Russians - Paul Huard, War Is Boring
The Nuclear Deal Iran's Regime Fears Most - Djavad Khadem, Daily Beast
A Bad Deal with Iran Gets Worse - Lee Smith, Weekly Standard
Don't Extend the Iran Talks - Evan Moore, National Review
America's 500th Drone Strike - Micah Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations
China's Malacca Dilemma & the Future of the PLA - Malcolm Davis, CPI
What the Navy's Next-Gen Amphib Could Look Like - Sam Lagrone, USNI
Obama Shifts, Extends U.S. Role in Afghanistan - Mazzetti & Schmitt, NYT
ISIS Is the Symptom, Assad Is the Disease - J. Kitfield, Breaking Defense
The Banality of Islamic State - Cam Simpson, Bloomberg Businessweek
Friday, November 21
The Islamic State's Terrifying Strategy - David Ignatius, Washington Post
The Counterinsurgency Paradigm Shift - Justin Lynch, War on the Rocks
The Pentagon's Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure - Matthew Gault, WIB
Futurists in Foxholes: A-10 Opponents Hunker Down - Tony Carr, RCD
47 Seconds from Hell: A Challenge to Navy Doctrine - S. Freedberg, BD
Aboard Danish Frigate, Clean Lines and Room to Grow - Chris Cavas, DN
Carriers in the 2020s and Beyond - Information Dissemination
Armata: The Russian Army's Secret Weapon - Dave Majumdar, Natl Int
Why the Surveillance State Lives On - Michael Hirsh, Politico Magazine
Time for the Exceptional Superpower to Act Like It - Robin Shepherd, D1
Thursday, November 20
China's Nukes Getting Bigger and Better - Wendell Minnick, Defense News
Flight MH17: Will Russia Get Away With It? - Amy Knight, NYRB
Hillary Clinton: The Military-Industrial Candidate - Kelley Vlahos, AmCon
Smart Hawks - Elbridge Colby & Eric Sayers, National Review
The Rise, Fall & Rise of America's Last Battle Rifle - Paul Huard, WIB
Set Emotion Aside in the A-10 Debate - Spalding & Lowther, RCDefense
Assault Breaker & Cold War Offset Strategy - Robert Tomes, WOTR
Adversaries Will Copy Offset Strategy Quickly - Sydney Freedberg, BD
Why ISIS Is Spreading - Peter Bergen & Emily Schneider, CNN
CIA Director Considering Sweeping Changes - Greg Miller, Washington Post
Europe Still Isn't Spending on Defense - Matthew Schofield, McClatchy
Aircraft Carriers & Power Projection - Information Dissemination
Autonomous Weapons: Military's Smartest Toys? - Michael Carl Haas, TNI
Wednesday, November 19
America's Super Shield Against Ballistic Missiles? - Dan Sauter, TNI
Inside a Secret Air Force Intelligence Center - Marcus Weisgerber, Defense1
Restore the Navy's Punch, Ditch Outer Air Battle - John Grady, USNI News
Why the Carrier Is the Keystone of Sea Control - Info. Dissemination
Season of Monsters - Lina Sergie Attar, Politico Magazine
Consequences of Misunderstanding the Middle East - Aaron D. Miller, FP
How to Fix America's Foreign Policy - Anne-Marie Slaughter, New Republic
Why the VFW Is Worth Saving - Shelly Burgoyne-Goode, Task & Purpose
DOD's Afghanistan Plans "Accomplished Nothing" - Joe Gould, MilTimes
Lessons of the Dead in Helmand - George Vlachonikolis, War on the Rocks
Tuesday, November 18
ISIS and the Intimate Kill - Simon Cottee, The Atlantic
How Many Flying Hours to Kill a Terrorist? - Todd Harrison, Defense One
The Forrest Gump Argument for Killing the A-10 - Tony Carr, RCDefense
China's Stealth Fighter Could Get Much Better - David Axe, War Is Boring
Why Women in Combat Units Is a Bad Idea - Anna Simons, WOTR
The Carrier-Surface Combatant Relationship - Information Dissemination
Surface Ships Need More Offensive Punch - Chris Cavas, Defense News
Old Nukes and Old Thinking - Walter Pincus, Washington Post
So Far, Big VA Reforms Have a Failing Grade - Stephen Carlson, T&P
War Is No Video Game - Scott Swanson, Breaking Defense
Putin Has Little Reason to Back Down - Andy Langenkamp, RealClearWorld
The Iranian Nuclear Quandry - Steve LeVine, Quartz
How Iran Sanctions Failed - Tzvi Kahn, Weekly Standard
Congress Must Exercise Its War Powers - Rep. Adam Schiff, LA Times
Drone Shortage Hampers ISIS War - Dave Majumdar, Daily Beast
How to Defeat ISIS - Max Boot, Council on Foreign Relations
7 Black Swans of the Iraq/Syria Conflict - Aki Peritz, Overt Action
Monday, November 17
American Military Superiority Is at Risk - Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
A Strategy to Save American Military Superiority - Robert Martinage, RCD
Offset 3.0: Learning to Love Commercial Tech - Adam Jay Harrison, WOTR
The Army's Mock Battle Inside a Nuclear Reactor - Kevin Knodell, WIB
Iraq & Vietnam: Obama's JFK Problem - Logevall & Goldstein, Politico Mag
Welcome to the Muddle East - Aaron David Miller, CNN
Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS Will Fail - Stephen Kinzer, Boston Globe
Putin Keeps Advancing, U.S. Keeps Rationalizing - Fred Hiatt, Wash Post
Ukraine Braces for Full-Scale War - Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast
The Myth of Militarization of U.S. Africa Policy - Erickson & Friend, TNI
McCain's Shadow War Cabinet - John Bennett, Defense News
A Budget Roadmap for Rebuilding U.S. Strength - Mackenzie Eaglen, AEI
U.S. Doesn't Need to Lead the Free World - Scott Beauchamp, The Atlantic
U.S. Military's Close History with Video Games - Christian Beekman, T&P
War Classics & Lessons for Fighting Terrorists - Philip Lisagor, Cicero
The Large-Deck Carrier in Doctrine and Campaigns - Info. Dissemination
The A-10: America's Latest "Must Save" Aircraft - Spalding & Lowther, RCD
Sunday, November 16
5 Deadliest Guns of Modern Warfare - Kyle Mizokami, National Interest
Hagel Launches Offset Strategy - Sydney Freedberg, Breaking Defense
Beijing's New Stealth Fighter: Made in China - Brendon Hong, Daily Beast
The Made-in-China Cold War - Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post
America Should Be the World's Policeman - Bret Stephens, Wall St Journal
Getting Past the Way of the Gun - Christopher Holshek, Foreign Policy
Retooling U.S. Strategy vs. ISIS - Max Boot, Washington Post
USAF Wasn't Fond of the Next-Gen Predator - David Axe, War Is Boring
What Is Expected of a Navy Captain? - Jack Cheevers, Naval History
Reassessing Sherman's March to the Sea - Alan Blinder, New York Times
Saturday, November 15
America's 5 Biggest Military Victories - Robert Farley, National Interest
Why We Can't Stop Putin in Ukraine - Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast
Putin's Brittle Iron Curtain - Chrystia Freeland, Politico Magazine
Caving to Iran - Lee Smith, Weekly Standard
Air-Sand Battle - Kate Brannen, Foreign Policy
Why ISIS Can Survive Without Baghdadi - Naina Bajekal, Time
5 Principles for a New AUMF - Goldsmith, Goodman & Vladeck, Wash Post
Amid Doubts, Obama Seeks to Reinvigorate Asia Ties - J. Lederman, AP
Navy's "Seals" Defend Against Mines, Enemy Swimmers - Stars & Stripes
Expanding the Reach of the Carrier Strike Group - Laird & Timperlake, BD

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