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Past articles by Paul:

Mattis Wants Sub-Launched Nuclear Cruise Missile to Curb Russia

The Pentagon’s plan to deploy a new sea-launched nuclear cruise missile is envisioned as a way to force Russia back into compliance with a decades-old arms control treaty, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Tuesday. The idea is “to keep our negotiators negotiating from a position of strength,” Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee in … → Read More

New Russia-Focused Nuclear Review Calls for More Sub, Ship-Launched Missiles

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Pentagon released a muscular new nuclear review on Friday, doubling down on Obama-era efforts to modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal while launching initiatives officials say are designed to deter Russia, China, North Korea and Iran from going nuclear.“We must look reality in the eye and see the world as it is, not … → Read More

New Russia-Focused Nuclear Review Calls for More Sub, Ship-Launched Missiles

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Pentagon released a muscular new nuclear review on Friday, doubling down on Obama-era efforts to modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal while launching initiatives officials say are designed to deter Russia, China, North Korea and Iran from going nuclear.“We must look reality in the eye and see the world as it is, not … → Read More

NSA Chief Adm. Mike Rogers Expected to Retire this Spring; Leaves Complicated Legacy

The search is on for a replacement for Adm. Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency and the last Obama intelligence appointee remaining in the Trump administration. Rogers is expected to retire this spring after an eventful – and often controversial – four years. When Rogers does step down, his four-year tenure at the secretive … → Read More

NSA Chief Adm. Mike Rogers Expected to Retire this Spring; Leaves Complicated Legacy

The search is on for a replacement for Adm. Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency and the last Obama intelligence appointee remaining in the Trump administration. Rogers is expected to retire this spring after an eventful – and often controversial – four years. When Rogers does step down, his four-year tenure at the secretive … → Read More

Hawaii and the Horror of Human Error

“There are fail safes built into the system, but there aren’t enough fail safes” → Read More

The Pentagon’s Third Offset May Be Dead, But No One Knows What Comes Next

In 2012, the Pentagon’s senior leadership secretly established a new office to work on state-of-the-art weapons. For the next four years, officials there labored away… → Read More

SitRep: New Drama Over Potential Talks With North Korea

New report out on U.S. weapons used by ISIS; Senator blasts Tillerson → Read More

SitRep: Putin Lands in Syria, Talks Defense Deals With Egypt

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Putin to Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to Russia’s Hmeymim air base in Syria on Monday, where he met with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and again declared victory over the Islamic State. The Russian leader also (again) said it was time → Read More

SitRep: Allies Warn Trump About Jerusalem Decision

Washington tells Moscow to show its roll in Syria; Huge new U.S./South Korean military exercise → Read More

In Return to Cold War Posture, U.S. Sending Sub Hunting Planes to Iceland

NATO and the United States are confronting years of neglect of their submarine-detecting capabilities, while Russia has pulled even. → Read More

SitRep: Pyongyang To Be ‘Utterly Destroyed’ In Case Of War, U.S. Warns

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Haley explains war with North Korea. Speaking at an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting on Wednesday, U.S. ambassador… → Read More

North Korea Launches Biggest ICBM Yet, Despite U.S. Sanctions

A record-setting missile launch sends a signal that U.S. pressure is not deterring Pyongyang from its single-minded goal. → Read More

U.S. Has ‘Turned the Corner’ in Afghanistan, Top General Says

The Trump administration brings a new strategy but same old promises to the 16-year war. → Read More

SitRep: Navy Plane Down in Pacific

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Another Navy accident in the Pacific. A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying eleven people crashed in the Philippine… → Read More

Army Looks To Replace $6 Billion Battlefield Network After Finding It Vulnerable

Hailed as a transformation in battlefield communications, the WIN-T program can’t stand up to foes versed in sophisticated electronic warfare. → Read More

SitRep: New Afghan Plan Pits B-52s Against Opium Facilities

Assad meets with Putin, new Ukraine drone, South Korea and japan welcome Trump NK sanctions → Read More

SitRep: North Korea Readying New Round of Launches, Intel Says

Iranian general spotted on front lines in Syria; U.S. sends more commandos to Somalia → Read More

SitRep: Pentagon Officials Open To Talks With North Korea

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Talks with North Korea. The Trump administration’s nominee to be the Pentagon's top Asia official said Thursday that… → Read More

Navy Is Still Searching For A Plan To Reach A 355-Ship Fleet

It’s been over a year since Trump promised dozens more warships. → Read More