RealClearDefense Morning Edition

Thursday, April 24
New U.S. Cruise Missile Risks Dangerous Arms Race - Michael Peck, WIB
Vets Languish & Die on VA Hospital's Secret List - Bronstein & Griffin, CNN
The Next Step Toward Autopilot in Combat - Patrick Tucker, Defense One
F-22's Successor Might Not Be a Plane - Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner
Is America's Rebalance to Asia Dead? - Dustin Walker, National Interest
China's Undersea Capability & Australia's New Sub - B. Schreer, Strategist
U.S.-Japan Alliance Deters Chinese Provocation - Y. Kato, Asahi Shimbun
Pivot Potential in Asia and at Home - Major Garrett, National Journal
Government Dysfunction Leaves U.S. Solider Captive? - D. Riechmann, AP
The Long Flight to Afghanistan - Nick Willard, Daily Beast
Defense Profits Defy Gloomy Warnings - Andrea Shalal, Reuters
Will DOD's New Acquisition Fixes Work? - S. Freedberg, Breaking Defense
Navy Investigates Blue Angels Ex-Commander - Craig Whitlock, Wash Post
Why Iran's Missiles Matter - Ilan Berman, Washington Times
Eastern Europe Frets About NATO Capabilities - Steven Erlanger, NYT
Does Putin Want a War? - Pifer, Herbst & Taylor, National Interest
America's Rodney Dangerfield Moment - Andrew Michta, War on the Rocks
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Wednesday, April 23
Why Obama's Asia Tour Is Bad News for China - S. Tiezzi, The Diplomat
Obama: Senkakus Covered by U.S.-Japan Treaty - Yomiuri Shimbun
Poland Tense as Russia Slices Up Ukraine - M. Weisgerber, Defense News
Russia's Partisans Impose Their Rule in East Ukraine - J. Dettmer, TDB
Heroes Left to Die - Rusty Bradley, War on the Rocks
What Germany Left Behind in Afghanistan - Nicola Abe, Der Spiegel
Instead of Up-Gunned LCS, a Low-End DDG-51? - Craig Hooper, Next Navy
3D Printer Goes to Sea, Don't Expect a Revolution - Sydney Freedberg, BD
Navy Seeks Feedback on UCLASS Program - Kris Osborn, DOD Buzz
DOD Undecided on Future Path for Space Systems - Sandra Erwin, ND Mag
Don't Be a Menace to South (China Sea) - Steinberg & O'Hanlon, FP
Asia's Two Very Different Futures - Zachary Keck, National Interest
Why Obama Must Be in Asia - Editorial, Christian Science Monitor
VA Games Afoot on Gulf War Illness? - Patricia Kime, Military Times
Recruits Trending Older in the U.S. Military - Gregg Zoroya, USA Today
Career Curveballs: No Longer a Soldier - Stanley McChrystal, LinkedIn
General Rebuked Over Bungled Sex Assault Case - Craig Whitlock, WaPo
Tuesday, April 22
He Hunted bin Laden & Breaks Into Nuclear Plants - Tina Dupuy, Atlantic
As Army Shrinks, Young Officers Being Pushed Out - Lolita Baldor, AP
What We Left Behind in Iraq - Dexter Filkins, New Yorker
Stealth vs. Electronic Attack - Dave Majumdar, USNI News
The Confederacy Almost Developed a Helicopter - Michael Peck, WIB
Obama's High-Stake Drone War in Yemen - Peter Bergen, CNN
Drones Won't Stop al-Qaeda in Yemen - Ghobari & Bayoumy, Reuters
Inside the President's Daily Briefing - Colin Clark, Breaking Defense
White House Debates "Game Changer" for Syria - Michael Crowley, Time
Chinese Dominance Isn't Certain - Jacqueline Newmyer Deal, Natl Interest
The Sources of U.S.-China Strategic Mistrust - J.M. Norton, The Diplomat
Welcome Japan's "Destabilizing" Island Radar Station - Next Navy
Keeping the NSA in Perspective - George Friedman, Stratfor
Back to the Future for NATO - W. Bruce Weinrod, Washington Times
Geopolitics, France & a Ship Order - Celestine Bohlen, New York Times
Abandon Nation Building - Dov Zakheim, National Interest
On Defense, Would Jeb Bush Be Like 41 or 43? - John Bennett, Defense News
Monday, April 21
Russia's Fearsome New MiGs Could Be Lemons - Thomas Newdick, WIB
Russia Shows Off Tanks to Troops Modernization - Rowan Scarborough, WT
The Military Is Planning for a Climate Change War - Eric Holthaus, Slate
Abused by Military Justice - Jacob Siegel, Daily Beast
Obama Is on the Right Course in Asia - Tom Donilon, Washington Post
Obama's Asia Pivot: A Work in Progress - Philip Ewing, Politico
Obama Faces Challenges on His Asia Trip - Andrew Hammond, USA Today
Focusing America's Attention on Asia - Carol Giacomo, New York Times
Chinese Strategists on the First Sino-Japanese War - S. Tiezzi, Diplomat
A Pilot's Career Stalls, Criticized F-22 Oxygen System - Bill Bartel, Pilot
Gardening in a Barren Officer Corps - B.J. Armstrong, War on the Rocks
Shooter Fears He Killed Pat Tillman - Mike Fish, ESPN
How Oculus Will Revolutionize the Battlefield - Aliya Sternstein, NextGov
DOD Reshapes R&D, Betting on Future Technology - Z. Fryer-Biggs, DN
Why Putin Isn't Worried About Sanctions - Steve LeVine, Quartz
The Guns of April - Andrew Stravers, National Interest
A Quick End Won't Serve Putin in Ukraine - Carol Williams, LA Times
Sunday, April 20
In Cold War Echo, Obama Strategy Writes Off Putin - Peter Baker, NYT
The Post & Guardian Pulitzers: I Dissent - Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare
Iran Held Back Its Deadliest Missiles vs. America - Jassem Al Salami, WIB
Lessons Learned from Nuclear Cheating Scandal - Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
Ship Study Should Favor Existing Designs - Chris Cavas, Defense News
Flexible Seapower: Military Sealift Command - Information Dissemination
The Rise of the Junior Officer - Joe Byerly, The Bridge
Divided in the Wake of Fort Hood - Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Daily Beast
What Putin Wants & How He Plans to Get It - Doyle McManus, LA Times
Putin Stymies West with Subterfuge - Anna Arutunyan, USA Today
How America Lost Vladimir Putin - Rohde & Mohammed, The Atlantic
Say Yes to a Balance of Power in Asia - Andrew Taffer, National Interest
Ozymandias in Beijing - Isaac Stone Fish, Foreign Policy
How Chinese Think About Terrorism - Chen and Xuejie, The Diplomat
Saturday, April 19
Submarine Carriers and Submersible Planes - Steve Weintz, War Is Boring
Turning a Blind Eye to Homegrown Terror - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary
Oculus and Military Interventions - Kathleen McInnis, War on the Rocks
General Tells What's Really Going on in Ukraine - Daniel Goure, Lexington
Ukraine Couldn't Have Handled Nukes - Alexander Lanoszka, Natl Interest
Europe's Nuclear Option - Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy
Army, Guard to Expand East European Ties - Michelle Tan, Army Times
How to Navigate the East China Sea Dispute - Nye & Rudd, Washington Post
Beijing Needn't Worry About Manila's Military - Joseph Franco, EAF
To Buy or Not to Buy? Taiwan's Naval Dilemma - J. Michael Cole, Diplomat
Friday, April 18
Russian Spy Planes in U.S. Skies - Eli Lake, Daily Beast
B-2 Spirit or Mysterious Stealth Plane? - David Cenciotti, The Aviationist
Time to Rethink How We Nuke People - Robert Farley, War Is Boring
China Is Not Happy with This Marine - Miles Yu, Washington Times
Washington's Biggest Strategic Mistake - Ted Galen Carpenter, Natl Interest
F-35 Engine Cost Up, Sustainment Down - Marcus Weisgerber, Defense News
Navy Issues Restricted UCLASS Draft RFP - Dave Majumdar, USNI News
The U.S. Army Must Remain Prepared for Battle - Gian Gentile, Wash Post
Stop Blaming NATO for Putin's Provocations - J. Goldgeier, New Republic
Poland Fears Putin's "New Russia" Doctrine - Ben Watson, Defense One
Thursday, April 17
The Real Reason China Wants Aircraft Carriers - McGrath & Cropsey, RCD
China's Stealth Fighters: Ready to Soar? - Jack Mulcaire, National Interest
Africa Arming Faster Than Any Other Continent - Peter Dorrie, WIB
Marines Seek to Reinvent Amphibious Assault - Sydney Freedberg, BD
The Navy Is About to Transform Almost Everything - Daniel Goure, Lex
Delivery of Submarine North Dakota Delayed - Chris Cavas, Navy Times
GAO: USAF Needs to Improve Morale for Drone Pilots - B. Everstine, AFT
U.S. Power Grid Defenseless Against Attack - Bill Gertz, Washington Times
Veterans and White Supremacy - Kathleen Belew, New York Times
A Weak and Ugly Smear Against Veterans - Max Boot, Commentary
How Taiwan Can Defuse South China Sea Tensions - Bonnie Glaser, PacNet
Obama Aims to Reinvigorate Asia Strategy - David Nakamura, Wash Post
Is an Asian NATO Possible? - Zachary Keck, The Diplomat
Science of Unmasking Russian Forces in Ukraine - P. Tucker, Defense One
Ukraine's Army Is Too Broke to Challenge Russia - Jason Karaian, Atlantic
Is Ukraine the Start of World War III? - Edward Lucas, Daily Mail
Has Putin Picked His Next Targets? - Josh Rogin & Eli Lake, Daily Beast
Wednesday, April 16
A Thirty Years' War in the Middle East - Greg Lawson, National Interest
Inside the CIA Chief's Mission to Kiev - Eli Lake & Josh Rogin, Daily Beast
Is North Korea About to Collapse? - Christopher Lee, RealClearDefense
On DDG-1000, LCS Faults Are Strengths - Craig Hooper, Next Navy
Army's Big, Problematic Missiles Still on Guam - Joe Trevithick, WIB
USAF Chief on Cyberwar, Steath & Air Combat - Joe Pappalardo, PopMech
General Dynamics Takes Tanks Wars to the Hill - Sydney Freedberg, BD
Pentagon Wants to Build a Stealth Dirt Bike - Mike Hoffman, Defense Tech
DOD Plans Major Review of Military Justice System - T. Phelps, LA Times
Game of Drones - Maureen Dowd, New York Times
Republicans' Foreign Policy Vacuum - Stanley Kurtz, National Review
Foreign Policy Is No Place for Red Lines - Sen. Rand Paul, Washington Post
Why the Senkaku Dispute Isn't Going Away - Ankit Panda, The Diplomat
Afghan Vet to Receive Medal of Honor - Jon Harper, Stars and Stripes
Planning the Afghan Withdrawal: Smart Not Wise? - Daniel Markey, D1
Secret Reports Show Afghans Not Ready to Govern - G. Taylor, Wash Times
Tuesday, April 15
War, What Is It Good For? These Four Things - Ian Morris, The Atlantic
I Served My Country. Then It Kicked Me Out - Howard Dean Bailey, Politico
Iran's One-Stop Shop for U.S. Army Gear - Kristin Dailey, The Daily Star
China Can "Fight Any Battle and Win" - Ratner, White & Fish, FP
Pentagon Plans More Drones in More Places - Joe Trevithick, War Is Boring
CIA's Pakistan Drone Strikes Done by Air Force? - Chris Woods, Guardian
Defending Japan & the Philippines Isn't Entrapment - Jeff Ordaniel, TNI
Crimea Shouldn't Unnerve Tokyo - Mira Rapp-Hooper, War on the Rocks
Russia Shapes Military Infrastructure for the Med - Robbin Laird, SLD
India Won't Abandon No First Use Nuclear Doctrine - A. Panda, Diplomat
Iraq's Elections Setting Up Worst Case Scenario - James Kitfield, Defense 1
Industry: Bad Precedent if DOD Cancels Helo Buy - Marcus Weisgerber, DN
Can the A-10 Caucus Wield Power? - John Bennett, Defense News
First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs - Lolita Baldor, AP
Monday, April 14
Let Asia Go Nuclear - Harvey Sapolsky & Christine Leah, National Interest
Japan's Nuclear Deterrence of Ambiguity - Norihiro Kato, New York Times
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Russia? - Rep. Mac Thornberry, RCD
Don't Abandon This Brave Afghan - Ann Scott Tyson, Daily Beast
Army Explores Sea-Basing Helos - Weisgerber & McLeary, Army Times
Navy Looks to Leverage Sub Work to Keep Costs Down - A. Shalal, Reuters
Combat Vets Battle Enemy Within: Addiction - M. Vitez, Philly Inquirer
Conventional Deterrence Is the New Black - Henrik Breitenbauch, WOTR
Obama Lets NSA Exploit Some Internet Flaws - David Sanger, NY Times
Why Obama Must Bring Seoul & Tokyo Together - J. Berkshire Miller, FA
China's Neighbors Gear Up for a Fight - Wendell Minnick, Defense News
Chinese Signaling in the East China Sea? - Fravel & Johnston, Wash Post
China Has Begun Listening for American Subs - David Axe, War Is Boring

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