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Russia Outsmarts the U.S. in Syria: A New Geopolitical Outlook

David Oualaalou | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Recent developments confirm a major shift in the balance of power in the Middle East. It appears to me that Russia is dictating the pace of events, raising the question of whether Syria is becoming a proxy war between the United States and Russia.

The American Military Uncontained

William J. Astore | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
William J. Astore

America's famed "containment policy" vis-à-vis the Soviet Union didn't just contain that superpower -- it contained us, too. With the Soviet Union gone, the U.S. military was freed from containment. There was nowhere it couldn't go and nothing it couldn't do -- or so the top officials of the Bush administration came into power thinking, even before 9/11.

U.S. Unveils New NATO Weapons Program

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

(Adds comment from Pentagon nominee) By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Wednesday an...

Ike's Most Prescient Insight 50 Years Ago Went Unspoken

Stanley Weiss | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Stanley Weiss

The military-industrial complex phrase is nearly always quoted out of the context of the speech. Eisenhower was neither condemning nor praising the military-industrial complex. He was making a much deeper point.

Shutdown Would Not Disrupt Lockheed Martin, CEO Says

Posted 06.08.2011 | Business

By Colin Clark Editor AOL Defense Washington: America's defense companies, who rely largely on the federal government for their revenue, are tryin...

US To Again Study Possibility Of Space-Based Missile Defenses

Reuters | Jim Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. Congress has approved $5 million for an independent study of possible space-based missile defenses, a potential step toward a system once moc...