The recent report to Congress of the National Defense Strategy Commission has drawn too little notice. In it, the dozen sober-minded commissioners sound a clarion alarm about a “crisis of national security” arising from “dangerous” erosion of U.S. military superiority that risks “grave and lasting” consequences for the nation. Were the caliber of its authors less uniformly high, the report’s klaxon might well be dismissed as hysteria. Instead, it ...


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