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Whack-a-Terrorist in Libya

The “next front against Islamic State,” as a headline in The Economist puts it, appears to be Libya. The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, had talks last month with his French counterpart with an eye toward taking “decisive military action” against ISIS.

Should America’s Allies Fear Cuts to the U.S. Nuclear Triad?

U.S. allies would be well advised to keep a weather eye on the nuclear modernization debate now unfolding in Washington. That’s because they have important interests at stake—including the future of extended nuclear deterrence and assurance. Those interests are sometimes obscured by the scale of the modernization challenge now confronting Washington. Just about every delivery vehicle in the U.S. arsenal is approaching its end of life.

The Middle East's Nightmare: Iran Is Buying Russia's Lethal Su-30

Iran looks set to sign a deal to purchase Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 Flanker fighters as it upgrades its military forces following the nuclear deal, which cleared the way for sanctions to be lifted on Tehran. Iranian defense minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan is set to visit Moscow on February 16 to discuss the potential fighter buy, as well as to discuss deliveries of the Almaz-Antey S-300 air and missile defense system.

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