The Kosovo intervention set terrible precedents that have come back to haunt the West.

How Kosovo Poisoned America’s Relationship with Russia

Washington, DC perpetuated and deepened its Balkan blunder a few years after the Bosnia intervention when it intervened in Kosovo. Civil strife in Serbia’s restless, predominantly Albanian province, simmered and then flared in the mid-and late-1990s. This time, Washington didn’t even make a gesture of deferring to the leading European states, but took the policy…

An FA-18E flies over the East China Sea

How the U.S. Military Is Trying to Mask Its Readiness Crisis

The Defense Department has quietly embarked on a multilayered approach to masking the difficulties its officials have been experiencing acquiring new military equipment while ensuring that old equipment is repaired and battle ready. In early March, two directives on information sharing began circulating in the Pentagon. The first, dated March 1 and signed by Chief…

The first of 15 pre-production F-35s

Australia to Have World’s First All 5th Generation Air Force; Commits to Defend Rules-based Global Order against China

Australia plans to make its Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) the world’s first all fifth-generation air force by 2025, whose capabilities will make it the most sophisticated in Asia even when compared to the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). The RAAF has some 260 aircraft, of which 110 are combat aircraft. Air Marshal Leo…