RealClearDefense Evening Edition

Wednesday, April 16
Surprise Attack on Iran: Can Israel Do It? - Thomas Saether, Natl Interest
The Rise of the Stealth Drone - Zach Rosenberg, Daily Beast
In Syria, Winning Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be - Nicholas Blandford, CSM
Asia Pivot: Does America Still Rule the Waves? - Dennis Halpin, Wkly Stnd
3 Ways a Corrupt Chinese Military Hurts the U.S. - Aki Peritz, U.S. News
Remembering the Battle of Osan - Ed Timperlake, Second Line of Defense
DOD Quietly Expanding AFRICOM Missions - A. Tilghman, Military Times
The Geopolitics of the Black Sea - James Holmes, The Diplomat
Crimea & Getting the Great War Right - Michael Neiberg, War on the Rocks
Poland Wants Larger U.S., NATO Troop Presence - Marcus Weisgerber, DN
U.S. Should Send Troops to Quell Ukraine Crisis - James Jeffrey, Wash Post
U.S. Losing the Ukraine Info Wars to Russia - Kevin Rothrock, New Republic
Why Should Ukraine Listen to U.S. Advice? - Michael Peck, War Is Boring
Tuesday, April 15
Shanghai 1937: China's Forgotten Stalingrad - Michael Peck, War Is Boring
Military Transparency Is Overrated - Dingding Chen, The Diplomat
The Rise and Fall of Major Jim Gant - Joseph Collins, War on the Rocks
Could a New Debt Spike Cause More Defense Cuts? - John Bennett, DN
Missile Defense: A Way Forward in the Gulf - DB Des Roches, Nat'l Interest
Monday, April 14
Could Russia Defeat a Ukrainian Insurgency? - Robert Beckhusen, WIB
The Chinese Concept of Unrestricted Warfare - Stephen Blank, Second Line
DOD Debates Policy to Strengthen, Disperse Bases - M. Weisgerber, DN
In New Officers' Careers, Peace Is No Dividend - Cooper & Shanker, NYTimes
Scare Tehran, Please - Reuel Marc Gerecht, Weekly Standard
Khamenei's Nuclear Dilemma - Muhammad Sahimi, National Interest
Navy Needs Fast Missile Craft and LCS in the Gulf - Luke Tarbi, BD
World War II in Japanese Cinema - U.S. Naval Institute
Globalization and War: Examining the Mechanism - Darren Lim, ASPI
A Faltering U.S. Pivot Might Be Good for Australia - Geoff Miller, Lowy Inst
Friday, April 11
Obama, NATO Chief Split on Ukraine - Eli Lake, Daily Beast
Top NCO: Marines Don't Care About Getting Paid - Matthew Gault, WIB
Heavy Cost of Inaction on Compensation Reform - Lawrence Korb, MT
Spark of Rebellion: Hunkering Down - Lamar Cravens, War on the Rocks
Lessons from U.S.-Japan Naval Cooperation - M. Elizabeth Guran, Diplomat
U.S. Frigate Transfer Bill Advances - Christopher Cavas, Defense News
Dueling Dilemmas for NSA Reform - Samuelsohn & Sherman, Politico
Ukraine's Last Ship - Cid Standifer, USNI News
The Civilianization of War - Robert Haddick, National Interest
Nukes Aren't the Answer to Containing Russia - Tom Collina, BD
Thursday, April 10
Overstating the China Threat? - Amitai Etzioni, The Diplomat
China's Aircraft Carrier Is Nothing to Fear - Editorial, Bloomberg News
Army's Doomed Howitzer-Toting Helicopter Gunship - J. Trevithick, WIB
Putin Gives NATO a Reason to Live - Daniel Goure, Early Warning Blog
The Troubled Littoral Combat Ship - Sen. John McCain
Navy Makes Plans for New Destroyer for 2030s - Kris Osborn, Military.com
Crimea & Lessons for the Korean Peninsula - Robert Collins, WOTR
Air Force Is Testing Google Glass for Battlefield Use - Venture Beat
Marines Preparing for Expanded Role in Africa - Dan Parsons, Natl Defense
Cross-Border Taliban Alliance Growing Stronger - M. Golovnina, Reuters
Uniforms: Expense, Stupidity Too Big to Camouflage - The Economist
Why I Am Still a Neocon - Reihan Salam, Slate
Why No One Should Still Be a Neocon - D. Larison, American Conservative
Telling My Kids I'm Going to War - Nick Willard, Daily Beast
Veteran: I'm Dying Because of the VA - Scott Bronstein, CNN
Wednesday, April 9
Can the U.S. & Chinese Air Forces Get Along? - Robert Farley, The Diplomat
The Magnificent Bastards Look Back on Ramadi - Jim Michaels, USA Today
After the Wars: The Other Wounds - Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Wash Post
South Africa's Military Is Falling Apart - Peter Dorrie, War Is Boring
Our Carriers Need a Berth at Guam - Luke Tarbi, Proceedings Magazine
Griffin Missile Axed: It's Longbow Hellfire for LCS - S. Lagrone, USNI News
With the Navy in Decline, CNO Calls for Jointness - Info. Dissemination
An Old Idea for a New Carrier Cargo Plane Revived - Chris Cavas, DN
Navy Advances Toward Carrier-Based Drone Fleet - Valerie Insinna, ND
Navy's Triton Drone Still Facing Turbulence - Amy Butler, Aviation Week
U.S. Shares Drone Approach with Partners - Steven Metz, WPR
The Spark of War: Exercising Their Options - L. Cravens, War on the Rocks
Pass the Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill - Nick McCormick, Defense One
China's Principle of Intervention - Miwa Hirono, China Policy Institute
How to Calm Asia's History Wars - Mochizuki & O'Hanlon, National Interest
Tuesday, April 8
Baseball, Football & How We View War and Peace - Michael Noonan, USN
Navy Wants Spidey Sense to Spot Bombs - Michael Peck, War Is Boring
Using 'Top Secret" to Hide Lies and War Crimes - C. Friedersdorf, Atlantic
Unintended Consequences of U.S. Asian Alliances - Robert Kelly, Diplomat
U.S. Plans Nuclear Force Cuts Under Treaty - David Alexander, Reuters
B-61 Bomb Update Faces Delays - Diane Barnes, Global Security Newswire
Current Shape of a Nuclear Deal w/ Iran - Michael Adler, Breaking Defense
Qatar's Military Spending Spree - Tony Osborne, Aviation Week
Three Myths About the Middle East - Martin Sieff, The Globalist
Lessons from the Post-9/11 Campaigns - Octavian Manea, Small Wars Jrnl
Monday, April 7
The Pentagon's Secret Plane, Mystery Mission - Kyle Mizokami, Daily Beast
Army, Marines Struggle with Vehicle Replacements - Paul McLeary, DN
When the Army Tested Mosquitoes as Bioweapons - M. Valero, Highlands
Ukrainian Air Force Prepares for Battle - David Axe, War Is Boring
Navy's Super Gun to Make Mach 7 Shots in 2016 - Sydney Freedberg, BD
Giving LCS Critics What They Want - Information Dissemination
U.S. Must Preserve Shipbuilding Industry - Terry McKnight, USNI News
What Briefing China on Cyber Really Accomplishes - Adam Segal, CFR
Russia, Crimea & Leverage: Afghan Impacts? - Second Line of Defense
Avoiding the Guns of April - David Wise, War on the Rocks

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