Foreign Policy & National Security

American Defense Policy After Twenty Years of War

From my 4 November speech at Notre Dame outlining my deep concerns over where our defense policy, external and internal, has taken us since 9/11.

An American Belt and Road Initiative?

Wall Street Journal

China is funding massive projects all over the world and gaining influence. The U.S. can do the same.

Vietnam continues boosting ties with the US

Vietnam Net February 5, 2017 Vietnam will continue boosting ties with the US and further deepening bilateral comprehensive partnership, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told former US Senator James Webb during a reception in Hanoi on February 3.  The PM emphasised that the bilateral ties have grown positively and practically in bilateral, regional and global […]

WSJ: The Promise of President Trump – Jim Webb

By Jim Webb Jan. 19, 2017 6:23 p.m. ET WSJ By virtue of Mr. Trump’s electoral base and genuine status as a political outsider, he is positioned to bring two much-needed adjustments to our governing process.   First, his administration should break the damaging “turnstile” that has given an unelected elite far too much power, particularly […]

Webb Addresses America’s Elites, Trump, & Foreign Policy In Keynote

‘How wrong are these elites, at least as it relates to the rest of the country? Look for a moment at the most glaring foreign policy failures of the past 15 years.’ Jim Webb, former senator and secretary of the Navy, gave this keynote address at The American Conservative’s “Foreign Policy in America’s Interest” conference […]

The South China Sea’s Gathering Storm

August 20, 2012
by James Webb, The Wall Street Journal

US senator hails ‘profound moment’ for Myanmar

April 10, 2012

Webb hopes for progress on Futenma

April 6, 2012
by Ma Sami Ito, The Japan Times

On Okinawa, Webb says DOD missing deadlines for study on Marines realignment

April 3, 2012
by Travis J. Tritten, Stars & Stripes

Senator praises delinking Futenma from Guam move of Marines

March 20, 2012
by Hiroshi Ito, The Asahi Shimbun

Webb to Hothead Senators: Cool It

March 9, 2012
by Steve Clemons, The Atlantic

Webb on Syria: Leadership is about achieving long-term objectives, not “taking precipitant action”

March 7, 2012
Senator Jim Webb, Official Press Release

Special Report: How the U.S. coaxed Myanmar in from the cold

December 22, 2011
by Andrew Quinn, Reuters

Turning America’s Gaze Toward Asia

October 14, 2011
by Emily Cadei, CQ Weekly

U.S. May Sell Military Technology to Vietnam, Senator Says

August 24, 2011
Bloomberg News

Webb: Stop Sending China Money

August 6, 2011
Augusta Free Press

A Plan In Need of Clarity – Afghanistan

December 4, 2009
by Jim Webb, The Washington Post

We Can’t Afford to Ignore Myanmar

August 25, 2009
by Jim Webb, The New York Times

Webb Visit May Offer Opening With Burma

August 16, 2009
By Karen DeYoung and Colum Lynch, The Washington Post

Hunting Down Al Qaeda ~ A Report From Afghanistan

September 12, 2004
by James Webb, Parade Magazine

Former Navy Secretary Unleashes Tide of Iraq Criticism

April 29, 2004
by Eric Weslander, Lawrence Journal-World

The War In Iraq Turns Ugly. That’s What Wars Do.

March 30, 2003
by James Webb, The New York Times

Is America Neglecting a Good Friend? Japan

January 12, 2003
by James Webb, Parade Magazine

Webb Calls North Korea Greater Threat To U.S. Security Than Iraq

January 6, 2003
by Malina Brown, Inside the Navy

Heading for Trouble: Do we really want to occupy Iraq for the next 30 years?

September 4, 2002
by James Webb, The Washington Post

A New Doctrine for New Wars

November 30, 2001
by James Webb, The Wall Street Journal

We Must Go After Them and Eliminate Them

October 17, 2001
by James Webb, Naval Institute: Proceedings Magazine

Where Do We Go From Here?

Written on September 11, 2001.  Posted on since September 13, 2001.
*Special Article*

The Struggle for Mastery in Asia

April 13, 2001
by James Webb, The Wall Street Journal

Should We Leave Okinawa

March 11, 2001
by James Webb, Parade Magazine

Warily Watching China

February 23, 1999
by James Webb, The New York Times

What To Do About China

June 15, 1998
by James Webb, The New York Times

Can We Still Rely On An Old Ally? The Philippines

May 25, 1997
by James Webb, Parade Magazine

Remember the Nixon Doctrine

November 28, 1995
by James Webb, The New York Times

Robert McNamara, the Anti-War Left, & the Triumph of Intellectual Dishonesty

Fall 1995
by James Webb, Strategic Review

…and the Horrors of A Desert War

September 23, 1990
by James Webb, The New York Times

Milo Mindbender Would Be Impressed

July 18, 1988
by James Webb, The Wall Street Journal

At Least the Navy Knows What It’s Doing in the Gulf

April 20, 1988
by James Webb, The Washington Post

This Holocaust Still Goes On, Why Do We Ignore It?

April 14, 1983
by James Webb, The Washington Post