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Time for U.S. To Retire Outdated Alliance with ROK

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

America is not at risk from North Korea or even the other Asian powers Snyder cites. Washington does not need the alliance with Seoul to deter Pyongyang. Like most of America's alliances, the U.S.-ROK treaty is entirely one-sided.

Afghans Searching for a Leader

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 11.06.2015 | World
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

During the last 14 years, we had everything but a leader. To secure the achievements and overcome the massive challenges, it's the right time to review quickly the unprecedented achievements of the last fourteen years as well as the challenges that remain and lie ahead.

U.S. Should Charge to Protect Defense Welfare Clients: Donald Trump Got One Idea Right

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.27.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Washington should stop using the Pentagon as a global welfare agency. The U.S. government at least should charge for its defense services, as Donald Trump has suggested. This is a second best option. But America shouldn't be defending its rich friends for free.

Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable o...

Why Chris Van Hollen's Statement Could Be The Tipping Point For The Iran Deal

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Van Hollen also addressed his hawkish colleagues in Congress, many of whom decried the deal even before fully reading it, who have been quick to move the goalposts of the agreement to include everything Iran does that we find objectionable.

Nations Hacking Nations Means Your Personal Information Is at Risk

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

While there is nothing new about espionage or hacking, the size and depth of these attacks make them extremely serious. The ubiquity of technology and poor security have caused both crime and surveillance to skyrocket in frequency and specificity.

Is Terrorism Like a Cult?

Marc Barnett | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Marc Barnett

Only once we concede that the "decapitation" strategy failed, and re-examine a long-term, not short-term, strategy that wrestles with these underlying factors will we find success in the fight against terrorism; but the cost is steep.

A Dear John (McCain) Letter

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

Regarding people, the Pentagon must recognize this crisis in transitioning the forces to a post-Iraq and post-Afghanistan world even though some number will be deployed in harm's way. However the greatest threat is cost growth. That must be attacked now.

Tony Allen's Defense On This Stephen Curry Shot Is Next Level

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.06.2015 | Sports

Respect good defense.

Pentagon Says Global Cyber Threat Is Growing

Reuters | Phil Stewart | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

PALO ALTO, California, April 23 (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday disclosed a cyber intrusion this year by Russian hackers who accessed an un...

I Give America 75 Years... 100 at Most

Jim Moore | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Jim Moore

There is a more present death awaiting Americans, and it, too, involves entropy and ultimate hopelessness.

9 Things Basketball Teaches You About Parenting

Randi Evans | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Randi Evans

Soon enough, you'll be playing your last game, retiring your food-stained jersey and hanging up your worn-down, smelly shoes. But before you do all that, remember to stop a minute and give yourself credit.

Want World Peace? Focus on Two Simple Things

Rana Florida | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
Rana Florida

The state of the world got more gruesome yesterday with the barbaric killing of Lieutenant Muath al-Kasabeh. In a video released by the terrorist group ISIS, the 26-year-old Jordanian pilot can be seen dressed in an orange jump suit and locked in a cage, where he was burned alive.

Mugged in Front of Gandhi

Eddie Parsons | Posted 03.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Eddie Parsons

One evening in late August, it just so happened that I would get mugged on Massachusetts Avenue around 10pm in front of the Gandhi statue. The entire moment seemed ironic because it was not that late and not a particularly dark spot. The newish Gandhi monument was watching over me so what did I have to be afraid of?

The Upcoming Battle Over Iran

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Matthew RJ Brodsky

When Netanyahu makes his third appearance in the House Chamber, the political and strategic gap between Obama and himself will again be thrown into stark relief, with ramifications echoing in both countries' foreign and domestic policies.

Obama and Modi: The India-US Moment?

Aparna Pande | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Aparna Pande

President Obama's participation in India's Republic Day celebrations on January 26 is more than a gesture. Just as the Americans tend to seek allies overseas, India builds friendships and avoids alliances. An alliance implies dependence whereas economic and military self-sufficiency is India's desire.

Protecting the Lands We Swore to Defend

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 02.11.2015 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

As service members, we joined the military to ensure that our distinctive American identity remains robust. That identity includes the iconic landscapes that Americans can enjoy on our public lands, from sea to shining sea.

Pool Of Pentagon Contenders Dwindles

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: Thick-skinned candidate to oversee a sprawling bureaucracy bitten by budget cuts and join a national security team besiege...

The Best Defender In Baseball Just Got Traded. See Where He Landed.

John A. Tures | Posted 01.21.2015 | Sports
John A. Tures

As the debate unfolds between the old school system of voting and the new "sabermetric" style votes with WAR (wins above replacement), defensive runs saved, fielding percentage, etc. there's likely to be some tension.

America Is Not a 911 Number

András Simonyi | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
András Simonyi

On a recent visit to Europe I was most struck by the latent and open anti-American sentiments that are contaminating the political elites across the continent. This is especially strange in a year when we commemorate the end of the Cold War.

Worry, Don't Be Happy: How We Decide What's Dangerous

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The desire to seal off borders and quarantine the health care workers is driven to a large extent by our ancestral behavioral immune system. Cues that once improved survival have become maladaptive behaviors in our contemporary world.

Hawks Demand More Military Spending Than During Cold War: Stop Squandering 'Defense' Dollars on Other Nations

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

America does not spend too little on the military. Rather, Washington attempts to do too much with the amount that it spends on the military. America's policy of promiscuous foreign intervention would be foolish even if it was not costly. But it is both.

Should a Transhumanist Run for US President?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

I'm in the very early stages of preparing a campaign to try to run in the 2016 election for US President. I'll be doing it as a transhumanist for the Transhumanist Party, a political organization I recently founded that seeks to use science and technology to radically improve the human being and the society we live in.

Panetta Recycles the Same Tired Criticisms of President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Panetta doesn't spell out just exactly how big a U.S. military presence he says should have stayed in Iraq. That's the first question he leaves dangling. And there are others. What would they actually do once there? Namely who would they fight?

NATO Summit Delivers

Joe Cirincione | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Obama's opponents have cynically treated these challenges as political footballs, sweeping them into their relentless narrative of a weak, vacillating and dangerous president and a feckless NATO. But NATO's leaders impressively rallied around the administration's plans, approving a sweeping series of actions that should -- but probably won't -- quiet the critics.