Real Clear Defense

Real Clear Defense is part of the Real Clear Politics enterprise, a Chicago-based political news and polling data aggregator formed in 2000.

"The Taliban was and remains an insurgency.  It must be dealt with as an insurgency by focusing on the human terrain."

“Pakistan is the source of the stalemate, not the scapegoat for it.”

“The A-29 Super Tucano Provides Major Force Multiplier For Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism Forces.”

“Expeditionary development is more than just development at war; it is development as an integral element of war.”

The Secretary decided to stick with an in-house solution, that is to say, more of the same, for a war we are, in his words, “not winning”.

“Milley devoted the bulk of his speech to the global security issues that he and the rest of the U.S. military leadership spend the most time fretting about.”