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Has the Mueller Probe Hamstrung Trump’s Foreign Policy?

Nixon and Clinton managed to get a great deal done of overseas while facing special prosecutors at home, but Trump has more weaknesses than they did.

Can the U.S. Hold Russia Accountable for Interfering in the 2016 Election?

Behind the special counsel’s big news this week, there has also been an explosion of evidence pointing to Moscow’s role in the presidential race.

Trump Attacks a Grieving Widow’s Account

The president reescalated the ongoing debate over his condolences to Gold Star families by contradicting the widow of a fallen Special Forces sergeant.

Analysis: The Anguish of John Kelly

The White House chief of staff decried the desacralization of military deaths—but it was the president he serves who politicized condolence calls.

Slain Soldier’s Mother: ‘Trump Did Disrespect My Son’

Despite claiming he was better at consoling the families of slain servicemembers than his predecessors, Trump offended the family of La David Johnson and skipped calls and letters to other grieving loved ones.

Slain Soldier’s Mother: ‘Trump Did Disrespect My Son’

Despite claiming he was better at consoling the families of slain servicemembers than his predecessors, Trump offended the family of La David Johnson and skipped calls and letters to other grieving loved ones.

Why Trump Accused Obama of Not Consoling Families of Fallen Soldiers

The president touched off a brief firestorm with the unfounded charge, but real answers about why four service members were killed in Niger remain elusive.

Are Trump’s Feuds With Tillerson and Corker a Prelude to War?

While it’s tempting to view the spats as just more palace intrigue, they reveal a president impatient with diplomacy and drawn toward military force.

Did Trump Know Flynn Was Under FBI Investigation When He Appointed Him?

According to "The New York Times," the former national-security adviser informed the presidential transition on January 4 that his undisclosed lobbying for Turkey was under scrutiny.

Did Trump Aides Speak With Russian Intelligence Before the Election?

According to The New York Times, the FBI found that several associates of the president had been in contact with Kremlin intelligence officials, despite months of official denials.

Are Trump’s Generals Mounting a Defense of Democratic Institutions?

Progressives were worried about the heavy concentration of retired brass in the new administration, but James Mattis and John Kelly could prove to be the most effective checks on the president.

The Changing U.S. Story on Sending $400 Million to Iran

After suggesting the timing of a cash delivery was unrelated to the freeing of hostages, the State Department admits the two were contingent.

Where Does Trump Stand on Libya?

The presumptive Republican nominee tries to draw a contrast between himself and Hillary Clinton, but both of them supported U.S. involvement in both Libya and Iraq

How Belgium Tried and Failed to Stop Jihadist Attacks

Since November's carnage in Paris, Belgian authorities have rushed to grapple with Islamist violence, but were stymied by institutional failures, short staffing, and communication struggles.

Donald Trump’s Claims About Torture Are False

Why does the Republican candidate say it’s a useful tactic when all evidence suggests otherwise?

Ted Cruz’s Hugely Expensive Plan for a Huge Military

Attacked by rivals for being soft on defense, the Texas senator lays out a program to guarantee peace through strength.

Are the Oregon Occupiers Ready to Give Up Yet?

Ammon Bundy asked them to leave, but three members of the militia who left and were arrested Wednesday say the remnant intends to stay.

A Dramatic Turn in the Oregon Standoff: Eight Arrests and a Death

Militia leaders Ammon and Ryan Bundy were taken into custody and spokesman LaVoy Finicum killed after an encounter with the FBI and state police.

Bowe Bergdahl’s Fate Will Be Decided by a General Court-Martial

The accused deserter, held for years by the Taliban, could face life in prison if convicted.

How Obama’s Gun-Control Push Inverted the Politics of the No-Fly List

Democrats, once critics of Bush-era terror policies, have decided they’re a useful tool, while Republicans have rediscovered the importance of due process.

Ex-CIA Chief Petraeus Avoids Jail Time

The retired general will pay $40,000 and get two years' probation. Not all leakers are so lucky.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Get Used to Endless War

From ISIS to climate change, the Pentagon chief says, the threats that face the United States are long-term challenges.

Why don’t Democrats love Hagel, and who would they prefer at Defense?

Lukewarm support from Obama's party for his nominee reflects trends in the progressive defense establishment that go back several generations.

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