William M. Arkin

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America's 'war on terror' gains a new ally: tiny Senegal

On May 2, the government of the small African country signed a Defense Cooperation Agreement with the United States, the first such pact in a decade with an African nation.
William M. Arkin
6.18.16
Opinion and Analysis

America's Nuclear Weapons in Europe Are the Nuclear Elephant in the Room

There are still 150 US nuclear bombs stored in five different European countries — including about 20 in Belgium, not far from the Brussels terrorist attacks. But little is said of the weapons.
William M. Arkin
3.31.16
Opinion and Analysis

From JIEDDO to JIDA to JIDO: Playing America's National Security Name-Changing Game

Agencies and organizations in the US national security establishment repeatedly change their names to dodge oversight, retain budgets, and justify their continued existence.
William M. Arkin
3.24.16
Opinion and Analysis

North Korea Has at Least One Thing Right About America's Plans for War

Kim Jong-un and his cohorts accuse the United States and South Korea of preparing a "beheading" of the North Korean regime. And in the event of war, that's exactly what they would do.
William M. Arkin
3.15.16
Opinion and Analysis

Donald Trump Has a National Security Problem

It's almost impossible to determine who, if anyone, is currently advising Donald Trump on national security — aside perhaps from a retired Air Force colonel from Iowa.
William M. Arkin
3.2.16
Opinion and Analysis

The Great Wall of Jordan: How the US Wants to Keep the Islamic State Out

The king of Jordan and Barack Obama are meeting to talk about the war against the Islamic State. In the meantime, the US is spending a lot of money to keep that war out of Jordan.
William M. Arkin
2.24.16