RealClearDefense Evening Edition

Thursday, August 21
Top 6 Strategic Threats to Worry About - Elaine Grossman, Defense One
Global Order Entering Uncharted Territory - Ali Wyne, American Interest
China's New Age of Military Diplomacy - Robert Farley, The Diplomat
How Much Does a Gun Cost in Kurdistan? - Cetti-Roberts & Knodell, WIB
Battleships That Saved & Doomed the British Empire - J. Golson, Wired
A New History of the Great War - Kathleen McInnis, War on the Rocks
Should Retired Generals Be Allowed to Cash In? - Matt Cavanaugh, WC
Innovative Technologies & U.S. Soldiers of Fortune - Mallin & Scheina, AM
When Sanctions Lead to War - Paul Saunders, New York Times
NATO Expansion: Strategic Genius or Historic Mistake? - E. Rumer, TNI
Wednesday, August 20
Army's Favored Rifle Outperformed by Rival - R. Scarborough, Wash Times
Nobody Wanted to Give Up the M-1 Carbine - Paul Huard, War Is Boring
Americans Don't Want BS. What Do They Want? - Bryan McGrath, WOTR
No Boots on the Ground: Mantra, Not Strategy - Sullivan & Dubik, AM
Have Defense Cuts Hurt National Security? - Dov Zakheim, Foreign Policy
New Roles Emerge for Underwater Drones - Yasmin Tadjdeh, Natl Defense
The Demise of China's Strategic Ambiguity - Benjamin Schreer, Strategist
The Middle East Cold War & the U.S. - Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast
Will James Foley's Death Wake Up the West? - Shashank Joshi, Telegraph
The Stories James Foley Risked His Life to Tell - Patrick Reis, Natl Journal
Tuesday, August 19
Top Secret Air Force Bomber Moves Forward - Stew Magnuson, Natl Defense
Navy Defends "Art of the Possible" UCLASS Drone - Sydney Freedberg, BD
A Blueprint to Save Iraq from Disaster? - Angerholzer & Kitfield, Natl Int
Ferguson Is Not Iraq - Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review
The Tower of Boom - Steve Weintz, War Is Boring
All the Stuff Soldiers Have Carried in Battle - Liz Stinson, Wired
Closer Look at Terrorism in Southeast Asia - Jacob Zenn, War on the Rocks
How Germany Spies on Its Friends - Der Spiegel
New UK Frigate Proposals Coming Together - Andrew Chuter, Defense News
Is Foreign Policy for Sale to Highest-Bidding Hawk? - Daniel Drezner, WP
Monday, August 18
Why Americans Go to War - Max Boot, Commentary
Why Won't We Name Putin's Invasion of Ukraine? - Michael Weiss, FP
Peace and War: The Space Between - Nadia Schadlow, War on the Rocks
China's Crafty South China Sea Gambit - James Hardy, National Interest
Is ISIS Really a Threat to the U.S.? - Peter Bergen & David Sterman, CNN
The War on Terror Is Back - Eli Lake, Daily Beast
ISIS & the Lessons of Auschwitz - Marc Thiessen, Washington Post
On a Helicopter, Going Down - Alissa Rubin, New York Times
Powerful Battlefield Innovations You'd Least Expect - Crispin Burke, T&P
Remembering Australia's Costliest Vietnam Battle - James Simpson, WIB
India Commissions New Stealthy Destroyer - Sam Lagrone, USNI News
What Beijing Fears Most: Intra-Asian Balancing - D. Jaishankar, Lowy
Can America "Just Say No" to China? - Amy Chang, National Interest
Friday, August 15
China Outsources Dirty Work to U.S. Military - Adam Minter, Bloomberg
Taiwan Facing Increasing Chinese Pressure - John Grady, USNI News
Directed Energy Weapons: India's Game Changer? - Monika Chansoria, FP
The Fantasy of Middle Eastern Moderates - Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post
Maliki's Exit Sets Stage for Deeper U.S. Role in Iraq - Cloud & Bennett, LAT
West Isn't the Solution in Iraq, It's the Problem - A. Bacevich, Spectator
Clinton & Obama Both Wrong on Foreign Policy - Timothy Stanley, CNN
Syria & the Risks of Intervention - Ross Douthat, New York Times
Obama Administration Makes War on Israel - John Podhoretz, Commentary
Cybersecurity Still a Gray Area for NATO - Tom Risen, U.S. News
Thursday, August 14
Obama Blocked Hillary on Syria for Years - Josh Rogin, Daily Beast
The Cold Realism of Chuck Hagel - The Economist
DOD Fueled the Ferguson Confrontation - Mastio & Rupp, USA Today
Grading the Army's Style Choices for 2014 - Andrew Luecke, Esquire
The Crucifying Justice of the Islamic State - Medyan Dairieh, VICE News
What the U.S. Can Realistically Do in Iraq - Bakos & Maller, CNN
Another Iraq War Is Coming. Do We Want to Win? - Max Boot, Spectator
Colombia Is Not a COIN Model to Emulate - Michael Weintraub, Cicero Mag
Putinism & the Battle of Regimes - Robert Tracinski, The Federalist
Real Patriots Fought to Expose and End Torture - Jaffer & Siems, LA Times
Hillary Clinton's Double Diss - Stephen Walt, Foreign Policy
Does America Need an Organizing Principle? - Noah Gordon, The Atlantic
Wednesday, August 13
The Paradox of American Naval Power - Bryan McGrath, War on the Rocks
Can America Maintain Its Military Tech Edge? - Ben FitzGerald, Natl Int
Feud Renewed: Weapons Buyers vs. Weapons Testers - Sandra Erwin, ND
Monstermind: NSA's Autonomous Cyberwar Bot - Kim Zetter, Wired
Brainwashing Children of the Islamic State - Medyan Dairieh, VICE News
Hitting ISIS Where It Hurts - Johnston & Bahney, New York Times
Rising to the Authoritarian Challenge - Daniel Calingaert, American Interest
So How Hawkish Is Hillary Clinton? - Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast
Japan's New Remote Island Defense Plan - Clint Richards, The Diplomat
Georgia's Outsized Role in America's Wars - Ernesto Londono, Wash Post
The Grease Gun Was for Killing Nazis - Paul Huard, War Is Boring
Universities Chase Big Defense Dollars - Austin Wright, Politico
The F-35 Program Has Some Explaining to Do - Editorial, Aviation Week
Tuesday, August 12
Why F/A-18F's Dropped the First Bombs in Iraq - Dan Lamothe, Checkpoint
How to Make DOD the Next Google - Harrison & Rodriguez, War on the Rocks
How the World's Armies Picture Their Enemies - Michael Silverberg, Quartz
Ukraine Is Now Wide Open to Invasion - Pierre Vaux, Daily Beast
Great South China Sea Clash: China vs. Vietnam - Richard Heydarian, TNI
Britain's View of Naval Strategy - Bill Sweetman, Aviation Week
The New Loose Nukes - Bennett Ramberg, Project Syndicate
Time for Obama to Send in the Troops - Michael O'Hanlon, Foreign Affairs
Paying for Bush's 2003 Invasion of Iraq - Eugene Robinson, Washington Post
Hillary Clinton, Barbed & Bellicose - Frank Bruni, New York Times
Hillary Doctrine: Smart Power or Back to the Crusades? - J. Cassidy, TNY
What If the U.S. Had a Middle East Strategy? - David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy
Monday, August 11
U.S. Actions in Iraq Fueled Rise of ISIS Leader - Arango & Schmitt, NYT
What Can We Learn from ISIS? - Jill Sargent Russell, Kings of War
Mine & Undersea Warfare of the Future - Edwards & Gallagher, Proceedings
Arms Industry Is Ripe Pickings for Hackers - Robert Farley, War Is Boring
Why Did Iran Ignore a Lucrative Nuclear Deal? - Gerecht & Dubowitz, WP
From Hero to Hateful, an Afghan Soldier's Descent - Ian Allen, At War
The Pakistani Army's Facebook War - Paul Staniland, Political Violence
Traveling the World & Blowing Things Up - Autumn Arnett, AF Magazine
Marines vs. Russia at 29 Palms - Joshua Stewart, Marine Corps Times
America's Other Army - Nicholas Kralev, Foreign Policy
The Army Giveth & the Army Taketh Away - Peter Crawford, Best Defense
A Great Breakdown? - Kemal Dervis, Project Syndicate
Stop Doing What's Counterproductive in Iraq - Andrew Bacevich, LA Times
Obama's Callous Humanitarianism - Robert Tracinski, The Federalist
Obama's Contradictory Promises on Iraq - Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic

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