RealClearDefense Morning Edition

Monday, September 1
Why ISIS Is Our Problem - Steve Coll, New Yorker
War in Europe Is Not a Hysterical Idea - Anne Applebaum, Wash Post
A Secret Plan for the Soviet Invasion of Alaska - Robert Burns, AP
Setting Naval Priorities - James Holmes, The Diplomat
Here's a Strategy: Boost Defense Spending - M. Continetti, Natl Review
The PKK Rumbles in Northern Iraq - Franz-Stefan Gady, Natl Interest
A Faustian Bargain Awaits America & Iran - Christian Cooper, Cicero
Al-Qaeda's New Front: Jihadi Rap - Amil Khan, Politico Magazine
The Taliban Is Running Low on Foreign Fighters - R. Beckhusen, WIB
The Karzai Coup & Kerry's Failed Recount - Ioannis Koskinas, FP
Grim Lessons of "Protective Edge" - Cohen & Scheinmann, Am. Interest
Arm Ukraine or Surrender - Ben Judah, New York Times
Let Russia Have Eastern Ukraine - Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The Week
Putin's Goal for Ukraine - Nikolas Gvosdev, National Interest
Putin Threatens Nuclear War Over Ukraine - G. Chang, Daily Beast
Erase the Line Between Old and New NATO - Michal Baranowski, GMF
NATO Summit Most Important Since 1989 - Kim Hjelmgaard, USAT
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Sunday, August 31
He Hunted bin Laden, Saddam & the Pirates - Peter Bergen, CNN
Megacities: The Army's Future Battlefield - P. McCleary, Army Times
NATO Is Acting Like It's 1985 - Matthew Gault, War Is Boring
RIMPAC Exercises Put LCS Through Paces - Chris Cavas, Defense News
The Illusion of Chinese Weakness - Clark Edward Barrett, Natl Interest
China's Anti-Submarine Modernization - Information Dissemination
When Military and Matrimony Don't Mix - Kristi Tousignant, AP
America Needs Richard Holbrooke's Resolve - Roger Cohen, NY Times
UAE vs. Qatar: Sheikh It Up - Andrew Hammond, Foreign Policy
America Can't End Syria's Civil War - Dick Krickus, National Interest
Saturday, August 30
6 Strategies Obama Could Use to Fight ISIS - Politico Magazine
The Second Contractors' War Drawing Near? - Ann Hagedorn, Time
The Myth of Germany's Obsession with Patton - Harry Yeide, WOTR
The Great Myth: WWI Was No Accident - Zachary Keck, The Diplomat
How Far Will the Empire Strike Back? - Elias Groll & Reid Standish, FP
Don't Back Out of Arms Control with Russia Yet - National Interest
Now Ukraine Wants to Join NATO - Paul Huard, War Is Boring
An Unreasonable Approach to U.S. Seapower - Bryan McGrath, ID
UCLASS RFP Delayed Again After DOD Meeting - Sam Lagrone, USNI
USAF Moves Forward on Force Structure Changes - Aaron Mehta, DN
An American ISIS's Retweet Army - Uri Friedman, The Atlantic
ISIS Has the Terrorists' Handbook Down - J. Gehrke, National Review
To Defeat Terror, We Need the World's Help - Sec. of State John Kerry
Stop Dithering, Confront ISIS - Sens. John McCain & Lindsey Graham
Satire Alert: General Mattis Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Friday, August 29
Why Obama Let ISIS Off the Hook - Eli Lake & Josh Rogin, Daily Beast
Obama's Strategy Misfire - Josh Gerstein, Politico
In Iraq, the B-1 Bomber Proves Enduring Its Value - Patrick Megahan, RCD
Artificial Intelligence for Navy's Next Fighter? - Dave Majumdar, USNI
Building NATO's Weimar Triangle - Bunde, Jankowski & Michelot, Proj Syn
Putin Ends the Interregnum - Lilia Shevtsova, American Interest
NATO: Suddenly Relevant, Deeply Divided - Patrick & Chardell, CFR
Putin Will Never Admit Russia Is Invading Ukraine - Linda Kinstler, TNR
Eastern Ukraine: Russia's Next Frozen Conflict - Brian Whitmore, Atlantic
The NDP Review Is Worse Than You Thought - Christopher Bolan, WOTR
A&D Industry Stuck in Antiquated Mud - Antoine Gelain, Aviation Week
New Threats Change Amphibious Assault Strategy - K. Osborn, DOD Buzz
Thank Military Research for Those Ebola Vaccines - Frank Smith, WIB
On the Origin of ISIS - Hussain Abdul-Hussain, Weekly Standard
The New Arab Cold War - Cook, Stokes & Brock, Foreign Policy
Can Saudi Arabia Help Combat ISIS? - David Ignatius, Washington Post
How Obama Should Counter the Islamic State - Daniel DePetris, Nat Int
Thursday, August 28
Navy with a Mission in Mind - George Will, Washington Post
A New Era in Anti-Submarine Warfare - Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Benson, USNI News
Here Comes the Pentagon's New Space Plane - R. Beckhusen, War Is Boring
Explosive Reminders of a Hypersonic Arms Race - Zach Wener-Fligner, Qz
Changing Memories to Treat PTSD - Cari Romm, The Atlantic
The C-130: Feeding the Needful Beast - Peter Munson, War on the Rocks
For the Future Force, More Is Not Always Better - Eric Jorgensen, Cicero
Limited War Is Back - Jakub Grygiel & A. Wess Mitchell, National Interest
5 Rules for Negotiating on the South China Sea - Scott Cheney-Peters, ASPI
Exposing China's Provocations - James Holmes, The Diplomat
Who Won the Gaza War? - Neri Zilber, Politico Magazine
Libya's Proxy Apocalypse - Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast
Why the Bombing of Tripoli Is a Game-Changer - Bobby Ghosh, Defense 1
Report: ISIS Threat Four Years in the Making - Herridge & Rosen, FOXNews
ISIS Pairs Military Skill, Terrorist Technique - Hubbard & Schmitt, NYT
A Politically Palatable AUMF Against ISIS - Jack Goldsmith, Lawfare
The War We Don't Want, But Will Have to Fight - Gary Anderson, SWJ
Wednesday, August 27
Assad Is Laying a Deadly Ambush for Obama - Fred Hof, New Republic
Obama Wants a Syria War Plan This Week - Josh Rogin & Eli Lake, Daily Beast
How on Earth Do You Make a Tank Stealthy? - Michael Peck, War Is Boring
Where Are the F-35 Critics When F-16s Crack? - Daniel Goure, EW Blog
No Air Force, No Way! - Charles Blanchard & Norton Schwartz, Aviation Week
Why the Army Had to Cut Officers - Brad Hardy, Task & Purpose
Amateur Hour at Air Mobility Command - Tony Carr, Medium
Crickets for the U.S. Defense Report Card - F. Hoffman, War on the Rocks
The U.S. & Nuclear Weapons: Turning the Tide? - Rod Lyon, ASPI Strategist
Is NATO a Bulwark Needing Reform or a Relic? - Hanna Kozlowska, NYT
For Russia, Death by a Thousand Convoys - Lionel Beehner, Cicero Magazine
Groundhog Day & Putin the Predator - Mikheil Saakashvili, Foreign Policy
The Prisoner ISIS Wants for an American - Barbie L. Nadeau, Daily Beast
Three Points to Guide U.S. Operations Against ISIS - Janine Davidson, CFR
Fixing Fragile States - Blair, Neumann & Olson, National Interest
Chinese Fighter Pilots Aren't Going Rogue - Zachary Keck, The Diplomat
The U.S. Is Asleep on the Chinese Threat - Jim Talent, National Review
Tuesday, August 26
Why Assad Is Secretly Helping ISIS - David Blair, National Post
No Force on the Ground Now Can Beat ISIS - Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast
A Losing Battle to Avoid a Hollow Navy - Bryan McGrath, RealClearDefense
It's Time to Sink the Littoral Combat Ship - Hartung & Marx, Defense One
"Maskirovka" Is Russian Secret War - Paul Huard, War Is Boring
Lessons from China's "Going Maverick" - Erickson & de La Bruyere, WSJ
PLA Tries Its Hand at Transparency - Simon Hansen, ASPI Strategist
When Might a Great Power War Make Sense? - Ankit Panda, The Diplomat
Who's Friend and Foe in Obama's Worldview? - Aaron Menenberg, RCD
Barack Obama Is Not a Realist - Paul Saunders, National Interest
A Realist's Guide to Grand Strategy - William Ruger, Am. Conservative
Clausewitz: The Fighting Soldier - Christopher Mewett, War on the Rocks
Democrats Shaping Attack on CIA Interrogations - Michael Hayden, WT
The Making of Disaster - Roger Cohen, New York Times
The Problem with Bombing ISIS - Peter Beinart, The Atlantic
The Islamic State's Home-Field Advantage - Aaron David Miller, FP
A Triangle Game: ISIS, Assad & America - Amy Davidson, New Yorker
Monday, August 25
Realism on ISIS, Syria & Iran - W. James Antle, American Conservative
Iran Sends Tanks to Iraq to Fight ISIS - Jassem Al Salami, War Is Boring
U.S. Set to Test New Hypersonic Missile - Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon
Maintaining the Relevance of the Carrier Air Wing - R. Martinage, TNI
U.S. Submarine Fleet Set to Shrink by 25% - Erik Slavin, Stars and Stripes
Britain's Nuclear Program in Limbo - Griff Witte, Washington Post
Don't Forget Iran's Ballistic Missiles - B. Ben Taleblu, War on the Rocks
Club Med for Terrorists - Ron Prosor, New York Times
Casualties of Cyber Warfare - Cameron Stevens, The Diplomat
How a Female Marine Won Over Her Skeptics - Joshua Stewart, MC Times
Hollow Force: Readiness vs. Modernization - Jack Miller, War Council
How Many F-15s Does Singapore Really Have? - Greg Waldron, Flight Global
Obama's Coming War Powers Fight with Congress - Molly O'Toole, Defense 1
Obama's Strategic Restraint: Doing "Smart Stuff" - Lawrence Korb, TNI
9 Biggest Myths About ISIS - Zack Beauchamp, Vox
Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth - Kabir Chibber, Quartz
ISIS's Horrifying & Effective Propaganda Machine - Emerson Brooking, CFR
Sunday, August 24
Stealth Attack Boat Too Innovative for DOD - Caroline Winter, Bloomberg
A Backpack Robot That Can Clear Minefields - Michael Peck, War Is Boring
Football Is America's War Game - Mark Edmundson, Los Angeles Times
How a Real Air War Could Crush ISIS - Clive Irving, Daily Beast
Looking to Blame Someone for ISIS? Try the Saudis - Ed Husain, NY Times
ISIS Is a Threat to the U.S. Homeland - Douglas Ollivant, New Republic
Why Can't British Intelligence Stop ISIS Fighters? - Alex Massie, FP
Is Islamic State the Best Possible Enemy? - Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail
Obama's Legacy Could Be a Revitalized NATO - Anne Applebaum, WaPo
Against Putin, It's Time to Channel JFK - Edward Lucas, Politico Magazine
Saturday, August 23
China's Five Military Game Changers - Robert Farley, National Interest
China Pulls a "Top Gun" on the United States? - Burns & Baldor, Assoc Press
The Army Goes to Sea with Its Navy - A. Dolasinski, Fayetteville Observer
Has Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Begun? - Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast
Only the U.S. Can Prevent Great Power War - Alex Ward, The Diplomat
U.S. Entering New Era of Dirty Wars - Russell Crandall, American Interest
Setting Acquisition on FIRE - Colin Clark, Breaking Defense
Less Armor, But Better Protection? - Dan Lamothe, Checkpoint
When Superpowers Leave, Stability Doesn't Follow - J. Bew, New Republic
The Moral Hazard of Calling ISIS a Cancer - Michael Boyle, New York Times
Friday, August 22
The Hooded Face of Evil - David Ignatius, Washington Post
Time to Stop ISIS - Charles Krauthammer, National Review
Five Reasons the Navy Needs UCLASS - James Hasik, RealClearDefense
The Legal & Moral Problems of Autonomous Strike - D. Majumdar, USNI
NATO's Second-Class Members - Slawomir Sierakowski, New York Times
NATO's Brave New World - James Stavridis, Foreign Policy
On the Future of Air Power - Nic Stuart, ASPI Strategist
Australia Emerging in Amphibious Warfare - Peter Dean, The Diplomat
Japan Throttles Up Work on Homegrown Fighter - Nikkei Asian Review
Following Jackasses to Insurgents - Dan Lamothe, Checkpoint
Britain's Confusing Flip-Flops on Iraq - The Economist
The Hard Hand of the Middle East - Robert Kaplan, Stratfor
How an Iran Hawk Lets IS Off the Hook - Ariane Tabatabai, RealClearDefense
ISIS Is Not America's Only Enemy in Iraq - J. Michael Cole, The Diplomat
Obama vs. ISIS: This Time It's Personal - Eli Lake, Daily Beast
The Only Way to Defeat ISIS - Mark Hertling, CNN
5-Step Plan to Destroy the Islamic State - Zalmay Khalilzad, Natl Interest

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