RealClearDefense Evening Edition

Wednesday, April 23
Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in Libya - Eli Lake, Daily Beast
China Setting Up Spy Networks in U.S. Universities - G. Guilford, Quartz
Negotiating Asia's Troubled Waters - Michael Green, New York Times
America: Choose Your Enemies Wisely - Robert Merry, National Interest
Obama Foreign Policy Impacts the 2014 Elections - S. Rothenberg, Roll Call
The Problem with the New Isolationism - Cathy Young, Time
Europe's Role in American Defense Strategy - John Deni, War on the Rocks
Can the Navy Get It Right on Marine One? - Christian Davenport, Wash Post
Defense Contractors Need to Spend More on R&D - J. Anselmo, AvWeek
Acquisition Reform: Once More Unto the Breach - Bill Greenwalt, BD
Tuesday, April 22
Germany Helped Russia Prepare for War - Josh Rogin, Daily Beast
Sweden's Military Goals Fuel Saab Acquisitions - Gerard O'Dwyer, DN
China Goes Ballistic - Andrew Erickson & Michael Chase, National Interest
Why Taiwan Wants Submarines - James Holmes, The Diplomat
Inevitable Conflict in the South China Sea? - Claude Berube, WOTR
Left Behind in Vietnam - Kevin Knodell, War Is Boring
Mr. Lind, Can We Focus Our Rage Please? - CDR Salamander
The April Invasion of Veracruz - Enrique Krauze, New York Times
DARPA's Alias Aims to Automate Existing Aircraft - G. Warwick, AvWeek
The Intelligence Budget Shouldn't Be Secret - Reps. Lummis & Welch, CNN
Monday, April 21
The U.S. Military Is a Socialist Paradise - Jacob Siegel, Daily Beast
Sovereignty: When Should America Weigh In? - Mira Rapp-Hooper, TNI
Future Threats Require Much More Than the A-10 - R. Spalding, Defense 1
U.S. Combat Aviation Stuck in the Industrial Age - Sandra Erwin, ND Mag
600 Years of History Behind Those Ukrainian Masks - M. Thompson, Time
Putin Adversary to Obama: We Need You - Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg
Training for an Uncertain Future in the Desert - All Things Considered
4 Questions About Drone Strikes in Yemen - Ryan Goodman, Just Security
U.S. Troops Find Complications in Shift to Africa - Paul McLeary, DN
Is Central Africa on the Brink of a Religious War? - New York Times
Friday, April 18
Why There Will Be a Robot Uprising - Patrick Tucker, Defense One
Send Navy Ships to Our Allies, Not the Scrapheap - Michael Moran, LAT
An Officer Corps That Can't Score - William Lind, American Conservative
Our Debating Military: Here If You're Listening - Matthew Hipple, CIMSEC
How the Ukraine Crisis Could Pull the U.S. to War - Graham Allison, CNN
U.S. Military Shifting Gears in Europe - Andrew Tilghman, Army Times
The Sources of Russian Conduct - Richard Haass, Project Syndicate
Our Anxiety as the President Heads to Asia - Sheila Smith, Asia Unbound
Can Obama Save His Mighty Pivot to Asia? - Michael Mazza, Nat'l Interest
America's Last Task in Kabul - Vali Nasr, New York Times
New Arrest in Fat Leonard Navy Scheme - Kristina Davis, SD Union-Tribune
Stop Asking the Military to Do More with Less - Mackenzie Eaglen, USNWR
How the U.S. Is Vulnerable to Terrorism in Space - Laura Ryan, Natl Jrnl
Did Israel Steal U.S. Bomb-Grade Uranium? - Gilinsky & Mattson, Bulletin
Thursday, April 17
"Core" al-Qaeda Gathers in Yemen - Thomas Joscelyn, Weekly Standard
Navy's New Sub Is 20,000 Pounds of Apocalypse - David Axe, War Is Boring
Never Again (Until Next Time) - Janice Elmore, War on the Rocks
A World That Doubts America Is Dangerous - Michael Chertoff, Wash Post
The Deep Policy Failures That Led to Ukraine - Nikolas Gvosdev, Natl Int
The Ukrainian Army Is Crumbling - Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast
Putin's Secrets and Lies - Max Boot, Commentary
How to Defang Russia & China - Editorial, Christian Science Monitor
Should the Pentagon Rescue Ailing Suppliers? - Sandra Erwin, ND Mag
Religious Origins of Western Strategy - James Holmes, The Diplomat
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

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