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What the U.S. Would Use to Strike North Korea

The United States has the military might to destroy the bulk of North Korea's nuclear program, but it cannot account for every last piece. Read more…

U.S. calls to strengthen NATO's eastern front, which Washington portrays as defensive deployments and reassurance initiatives, look very different from Moscow's perspective. (MAXIM AVDEYEV/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. and Russia Plan for Conflict

Washington and Moscow are hoping to settle their differences peacefully, but that will not stop them from building up their military capabilities anyway. Read more…

U.S. President Barack Obama waves after delivering a speech in Hanoi, Vietnam, on May 24. Japan is the next stop on Obama's tour of Asia, a region that has changed a great deal during his presidency. (KHAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Debunking the Myth of the Pivot

The United States had never left the Pacific, a fact that will not change under the next president. Read more…