As a young reporter in political Washington in the late 1980s, I noticed that there was a type of person who thrived in the driven, transactional environment of the capital.
Coffee as the conduit for memories of a military career
While some arguments for the decline of the state are insightful and important, none of them have stuck.
Is it that secret units that live on the edge always have such trouble on occasion?
A list on books about war and strategy
This hadn’t occurred to me until I was reading a volume of ancient military history.
Conformity enables corruption
The Sunday New York Times Book Review ran my semi-annual survey of new books on military history.
Policymakers must articulate the “why” informing a strategy and periodically revaluate whether it is achievable and what ought to come next.
From the transcript of a “Media Availability with Secretary Mattis” yesterday:
Officers throughout the Chinese navy believe that China will soon end the United States’ decades-long naval hegemony in the Western Pacific.