RealClearDefense Evening Edition

Monday, November 24
Inside the Hagel Meltdown - Shane Harris & Tim Mak, Daily Beast
Chuck Hagel: The Fall Guy - David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy
Hagel's Resignation Underscores Defense Rifts - Ewing & Epstein, Politico
What Chuck Hagel Got Right - Michael O'Hanlon, Wall Street Journal
The Hagel Opportunity - Thomas Donnelly, Weekly Standard
Achieving Strategic Excellence in Army University - Robert Scales, WOTR
A NATO Fighter? - Aaron Mehta, Defense News
How U.S. Weapons Fall Into Terrorists' Hands - C. Friedersdorf, Atlantic
6 Ways to Resist China's Salami-Slicing Tactics - Robert Haddick, TNI
Thoughts on Salami Tactics & Diplomatic Offramps - Info. Dissemination
Thursday, November 20
Winning Battles, Losing Wars - James Dubik, Army Magazine
Why Neocons Should Love West Point Even More - Dan Drezner, WaPo
The Army Has Lost the Art of Leadership - Task & Purpose
The Real Problem with the U.S. Air Force - Robert Farley, National Interest
Cheap Oil Tilts Geopolitical Power to U.S. - Rich Miller, Bloomberg
What a Realist Foreign Policy Looks Like - Robert Kaplan, Stratfor
The Missing Middle in U.S. Coercive Options - War on the Rocks
Iraq Needs Weapons But Can It Keep Them? - Ratnam & Brannen, FP
Drone Strikes Never Kill "Humans" - Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic
Assassination & the American Language - Elliot Ackerman, New Yorker
Wednesday, November 19
The Pentagon's Budget Dilemma - Kate Brannen, Foreign Policy
The Drone War in Pakistan - Steve Coll, New Yorker
The Rise of Wheeled Combat Vehicles - Loren Thompson, Early Warning
The Foreign Policy of a Failed Presidency - George Friedman, Stratfor
Obama's Revival in Foreign Policy - Nicholas Burns, Boston Globe
18 Maps That Explain Maritime Security in Asia - CSIS
Managing Indo-Pacific Crises - Collin & Baruah, The Diplomat
Is This the Start of a New Intifada? - Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast
Verifying Nuclear Tests Helped End the Cold War - Steve Weintz, WIB
Artists: America's Overlooked Strategic Asset - August Cole, WOTR
Tuesday, November 18
Top 5 Foreign Policy Lessons of the Last 20 Years - Stephen Walt, FP
Joining & Betraying al-Qaeda: A How-To Guide - Ioannis Mantzikos, WOTR
Bold Alligator Goes Off-Script, on Purpose - Sydney Freedberg, BD
ISIS: We Nabbed an Iranian Drone - Jacob Siegel, Daily Beast
Pentagon's New Offset Strategy Includes Robots - Patrick Tucker, Defense 1
Time for a 21st Century Acquisition Strategy - James Carafano, Natl Int
War Museums, What Are They Good For? - Jack McDonald, Kings of War
Detention at Guantanamo Grinds On - Carol Rosenberg, Miami Herald
"The Last Patrol" a Haunting Eulogy for "Restrepo" - Matthew Gault, WIB
H.R. McMaster's Remarkable Veterans Day Speech - Defense in Depth
Monday, November 17
Is Obama Done Playing Footsie with Assad? - Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast
Stop Fearing Iran, Back the Free Syrian Army - Shahbandar & Pregent, D1
ISIS-al Qaeda Alliance & U.S. Strategic Myopia - Jessica Schulberg, TNR
The Strategy Behind ISIS's Brutality - Zack Beauchamp, Vox
The Horror! The Horror! The Trauma of ISIS - Roger Cohen, NY Times
Eight Men & One Gun on the Iraqi Front - Elliot Ackerman, New Yorker
Dealing with Putin - Robert Blackwill & Dimitri Simes, National Interest
The Gray Line: The Model of a Postmodern Military - Jason Fritz, WOTR
A Psychologist Reassured the Stealth Fighter Pilots - David Axe, WIB
What the Future of the Navy Should Look Like - Davidson & Ehrlich, CFR

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