The sun also rises

Transforming the U.S.-Japan alliance

Until recently, the U.S.-Japan alliance has been little more than a Cold War relic. The main issue of discussion — other than economic and trade — has been …

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What the United States wants

There is no issue in American long-range strategic policy that exceeds in importance the question of the United States’ relationship with Japan. It is the only one of America’s alliances that is …

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Exit strategy

In Iraqi elections, Congress sees opportunity to withdraw troops

On Dec. 15, Iraqi voters go to polling places to elect a parliament. Could that be an ideal time for President Bush to …

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Spec ops Marines

The Corps joins the commando community

The Marine Corps, for two decades the only service that was not part of U.S. Special Operations Command, plans to establish a SOCom unit to deploy …

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Transforming the alliance

While the American public and most policymakers have fixated on the war in Iraq, and Asian hands flagellate themselves over the rise of China, the Bush administration has been quietly and successfully …

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Price break

Lawmakers press Pentagon to rein in spiraling costs

U.S. Congress has set its sights on cutting what it perceives to be alarming rises in weapon costs. The head of the House Armed …

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Unfortunate parallels

While reading “Occupation 101” by Ralph Peters in the September issue, I was struck by the sad parallels between planning for the occupation of Iraq and planning for Hurricane Katrina on the …

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Finesse trumps firepower

New threats and technologies are returning the Air Force to its roots

It is sometimes said of Americans that they have high hopes for the future and little sense of the past. …

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In this issue

Aaron Friedberg (“What the United States wants”) is professor of politics and international affairs at the Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School. He is the author of “The Weary Titan: Britain and the …

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To Sens. James Talent and Joseph Lieberman

For adding an amendment to the defense authorization bill recommending that the Air Force purchase additional C-17 cargo aircraft. The C-17 buy has been artificially capped at 180 aircraft — despite the …

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