Walking a Tightrope
CIA Nominee Caught in Crossfire
What About the Sequester?
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta rails against the Senate budget deal. Josh Rogin reports.
We’re Not Ready for Cyberwar
Hackers could virtually shut down the U.S. power grid and other systems—and we are not prepared. Michael Daly reports.
Women Get to Fight
Allowing women in combat is a recognition of reality—and the right thing to do, writes Eleanor Clift.
Ambassador of Death
Cameron Munter talks about his battle with the CIA over drones. Tara McKelvey reports.
The Case for a Leaner U.S. Military
Michael O’Hanlon argues that the U.S. should no longer plan to be able to fight two wars simultaneously.
What’s Wrong With Panetta?
He’s smart, careful, and politically astute. Yet suddenly, the newly minted secretary of Defense is a gaffe machine. Leslie H. Gelb on the causes and consequences.