It was the summer of 2002. The Bush administration's top officials knew that they were going into Iraq in a big way.
A senior Pentagon official has warned that Russia is "playing with fire" by suggesting it would threaten the use of nuclear weapons in international disputes, and added that Russia is attempting an intimidation campaign against Nato.
Deputy Defense Secretary Dubs Nukes the 'Most Important' Mission of Pentagon
The Pentagon has released a book of instructions on the "law of war," detailing acceptable ways of killing the enemy.
"U.S. Poised to Put Heavy Weaponry in East Europe: A Message to Russia," ran the headline in The New York Times.
On Monday we noted that Europe has moved to extend economic sanctions on Russia for another six months in response to Moscow's alleged role in fueling the violence that now plagues Eastern Ukraine.
Over the past several months, tensions between Russia and the West have escalated meaningfully. While it's certainly true that, since Crimea, US-Russia relations have deteriorated steadily (baskets of potatoes notwithstanding), recent events sugges
The prevailing discourse on defense and national security affairs in this country is, and long has been, dominated by the bean counters among us.
More okay than poisonous gas and herbicide
In Creation Of ISIS."According to the newly declassified US document, the Pentagon foresaw the likely rise of the 'Islamic State'".
Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous.
From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as ISIS which was largely unheard of until a year ago, on the world's stage and which promptly replaced the worn out and tired al Qaeda as the world's terroris