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Police stand watch over flower tributes and messages written on the footpath outside the Lindt cafe in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Dec. 17, 2014 (AP photo by Rob Griffith).
Strategic Horizons

Emerging Threat of Lone Wolf Terrorism Requires Cold Rationality

By Steven Metz
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Lone wolf terrorism poses a growing threat to Western nations. Unfortunately, emotion and shaky logic stand in the way of a coldly effective national security approach. The strategic significance of lone wolf terrorism is determined less by the terrorists than by how targeted nations respond. more


Global Insider

The Costly F-35 Program, or How Not to Build a Warplane

By The Editors
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Canada may scale back its purchase of F-35 fighter jets citing rising cost, according to a government report released last week. In an email interview, David Axe, editor of War is Boring, discusses the current status of the F-35 program. more

Strategic Horizons

To Create Order, the U.S. Needs a Strategic Vision

By Steven Metz
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America’s global strategy once coherently linked U.S. actions in different places and on different issues. Today it does not, instead treating each security challenge in isolation. The reason for this incoherence is clear: The United States has no unifying strategic vision. more