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Iraq may not have the will to survive – and that’s not even the biggest problem

30 May 2015

War is a contest of wills. Although determination alone does not guarantee final victory, its absence makes defeat all but inevitable. Way back in the 1770s, Britain lost most of… Read more


Barack Obama: anatomy of a failure

3 January 2015

President George W. Bush’s place in history is already guaranteed, fixed by a series of monumental blunders that no amount of revisionism will ever be able to whitewash. By comparison,… Read more


The US military does everything – except win wars

11 October 2014

As a general rule, soldiers should be employed in the business of soldiering — preparing to fight or actually fighting (preferably infrequent) wars. In response to the Ebola outbreak afflicting… Read more

The Last U.S. Troop Brigade In Iraq Departs Country After Over Eight Years Of War

Is there anything worse than Isis? Bomb them and we'll soon find out

16 August 2014

To hawkish right-wingers, but also to many militant liberals, the antidote to the problem of Isis is clear: the application of military power to defeat the jihadists and lay the… Read more

German Foreign Minister Westerwelle Visits Egypt

If we have to let generals run Egypt, must we pay for them, too?

31 May 2014

The polls have closed, and the result was never in doubt. With a whopping majority, Egyptians have chosen Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to be their next president. Much like… Read more

President Obama delivers remarks at a ConnectED Champions of Change event- DC

The Iran deal just shows how badly Obama has failed

30 November 2013

‘Yes, we can heal this nation. Yes, we can repair this world. Yes, we can!’ With these exuberant assurances, the young candidate, buoyed by an unexpectedly strong showing in the… Read more


America’s strategic stupidity

12 January 2013

Every few months, America’s four-star admirals and generals gather at a military base not far from Washington to participate in what General Martin E. Dempsey, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman,… Read more