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  • Opinion

The Pentagon is seeking money for a new nuclear weapon. Congress should be skeptical.

The way Defense Secretary Jim Mattis frames it, suicide or surrender are the only choices.
  • May 18, 2018

A farewell to The Washington Post

Walter Pincus reflects on how journalism — a profession he loves — is evolving.
  • Dec 29, 2015

After San Bernardino, the pendulum may swing back toward more surveillance

The emphasis on privacy after the Snowden revelations could now give way to a desire for better security.
  • Dec 21, 2015

The fight against the Islamic State will take more time than some would allow

Some politicians who should know better seem to lack the patience for struggle needed to uproot militants.
  • Dec 14, 2015

Stakes in Syria much higher for Putin than Obama

Washington and Moscow have a mutual interest in destroying the Islamic State leadership.
  • Dec 7, 2015

The public relations battle getting in the way of fixing real problems in Syria

The Washington vs. Moscow war of words over Islamic State issues adds to the conflict on the ground and in the air.
  • Nov 30, 2015

Suffocating the Islamic State’s core territory is the administration’s aim

Some want the tempo of operations quickened but without any large commitment of U.S. troops.
  • Nov 23, 2015

IAEA’s coming report on Iran will likely give more fodder to deal’s critics

Those in U.S. and Iran will probably use the Dec. 15 report to sabotage the agreement’s implementation.
  • Nov 16, 2015

Senate Armed Services Committee tackles interservice rivalries — finally

The last time the subject was formally examined was in 1948.
  • Nov 9, 2015

Obama has strategy for Syria, but it faces major obstacles

There is no quick fix to Syria’s problems. It could and probably will take many years.
  • Nov 2, 2015