The administration should exercise restraint toward Assad.
Direct opposition (outside the Security Council) will be minimal. But indirect replies could be unpleasant for America.
The bomb doesn't offer much against China, and driving Pakistan to arm itself left New Delhi with less freedom of action.
Our nuclear forces are as ready as ever to keep the USSR in line.
A strategy of offshore control doesn't cut it. AirSea Battle is stronger.
There are bumps ahead, but things can improve soon.
Washington treats Beijing-Moscow cooperation as inevitable. It's not.
The PRC continues to back Assad.
War with China won't be won by deep strikes. Distant, defensive deterrence and blockades suit us better.
The PRC's shipbuilding industry is developing rapidly, potentially accelerating China's rise.