But there’s much more that the alliance can do.
But there’s much more that the alliance can do.
Little Sweden has taken in far more refugees per capita than any country in Europe. But in doing so, it’s tearing itself apart.
I am now 91 years of age and it has been 70 long, wide years since I returned home on Christmas Eve, 1945.
War is absurd. It is not absurd in the sense that it is inherently ridiculous or pointless, though some conflicts certainly are.
So you better be nice.
Hint: It’s the very thing that’s making him so popular.
Some of his national security advisors are encouraging President Obama to keep American military personnel in Afghanistan past his self-imposed deadline of having all but about 5,500 U.S. troops out by the end of the year.
In late 2013, a past CG of U.S. Army Cadet Command justified the previously mentioned point bonus for STEM degrees because those cadets chose 'difficult academic majors.'
Will the Army forget or discard the counterinsurgency lessons learned over the last 15 years? I hope not but, if history is a guide, there is little reason to be optimistic.
The Obama plan to exit the Middle East now becomes clear.
When military moves seem too small to make a difference, there's usually another reason for them.
From crazed demagogues like Donald Trump to uncoordinated, strategically incoherent, leaderless counterstrikes, we're spiraling toward a riskier tomorrow.
...and what might matter more.
The venerable gabfest remains relevant almost half a century after its birth.
From Iraq and WMDs to Israel and Palestine to Syria and Russia, how the United States could’ve avoided some of its biggest mistakes.
If the current — and future — U.S. administration wants to battle the Islamic State, save Syria, and keep ties with Israel, it’s got to ditch the Cold War playbook.
Rubio is a naive neocon. Everybody hates Ted. Hillary is a hawk. Bernie has bigger fish to fry. And who the hell knows how Trump would screw up the world.
If Washington were really serious about defeating terrorism, it would have an entirely different playbook.
Even during the darkest days of the Cold War, we didn’t act like this.
And, trust me, they will. So what comes next?
Recently I was reading a bunch of Army War College papers. Most of them were nothing much to write home about, but a couple stood out.
So says this general.
The Australians have banned British descendants from attending a ceremony for the dead at the Battle of Fromelles, of July 1916.
Yep. It was Curtis LeMay, in a memo in September 1946.
And other thoughts on the inanities of national security in the Republican debate from New Hampshire.
It’s actually Putin and a rising Russia that pose the greater threat to world order. And that's something we need to acknowledge, for ourselves and our allies.
As governor of New Jersey, his handling of Ebola quarantines was abysmal. And on the campaign trail, Chris Christie is promising to make the same mistakes all over again—this time with the Zika virus.
Three months after the Islamic State attacks, France is on the verge of declaring a state of emergency, forever.
It’s the human factor that is the ultimate determinant in war, as military intellectuals like Arthur Cebrowski, Robert Scales, H. R. McMaster, and many of their kind have long argued.
To some it's hooah to be miserable, hence the common joke, 'I love how much this sucks.'
Flying to Phoenix on Monday reminded me how lousy flying is.
Some 20 years ago I read 'Winning the Next War,' by Stephen Peter Rosen. I liked it then. But recently I had cause to begin re-reading it, and this time I am flat-out loving it.
Sure, everyone has ideas. But let’s prioritize. What is the single most important thing the U.S. military should do to adjust to the emerging realities of the Information Age?
This time it was the commander of the USS Dallas.
So it turns out that Sidney Blumenthal wrote the following to Secretary of State Clinton about an item in this blog.
What is the difference between remembering war and writing histories about it?
This is during World War I.
Whether it’s Clinton, Sanders, Cruz, or Trump, when it comes to Israel, it doesn’t matter who wins the U.S. presidential election—working with the Israeli prime minister is going to be an uphill battle.
Government institutions have generated and sustained unrivalled American power. But they are self-synchronizing in ways that undermine America’s ability to wage modern war.
More than rifles and bullets, the pen often defines a generation’s wars and veterans. A war’s narrative, more than battlefield victory or defeat, shapes the identity of its veterans and its consequent legacy.
While the integration of Marine boot camp remains in question, one aspect of Secretary of Navy Mabus’s order to the Marines and the Navy should be welcomed — to review gender-specific language in the services’ job titles. This is a review all the services should consider on three counts — equality, readiness, and tradition.
The test of whether to grant Beijing market-economy status may be an interesting clue as to the future of transatlantic relations.
The frightening and contradictory ways that Donald Trump would lead America’s armed forces.
Longtime readers of this blog know that I am a fan of Gen. William T. Sherman. It seems author Anne Sarah Rubin may not share my unqualified admiration.
The Army today is like a baseball hitter who thinks he is great but refuses to swing at curveballs, alleges Andrew Hill, a professor at the Army War College.
Spying on world leaders’ poop is a whole lot more common than you’d think — and just as useless.
A reader e-mail yesterday about part of the 101st Airborne’s deployment to retake Mosul, which they first took 13 years ago, spurred me to think: Have we all just grown accustomed to the forever war?
In his famous business study 'Good to Great,' Jim Collins identifies the transformative leader as somewhat surprising: 'an individual who blends extreme personal humility with intense professional will.'
Jonathan Franzen strikes me as a bit of a crank, but I keep reading his novels because I enjoy his writing.
From China’s economic downturn to the lifting of sanctions on Iran, this week’s panel reviews the scariest, biggest, and most important stories in the year ahead.