War

Edward III counting the dead after the battle of Crécy. (Wikimedia Commons)

Moral Repugnance: A Response to ‘Can’t Kill Enough to Win? Think Again’

There are multiple ways ways to describe retired Lt. Col. David Bolgiano and John Taylor’s article in the December issue of Proceedings.

U.S. President Donald Trump with other world leaders on the first day of the G-20 economic summit on July 7 in Hamburg, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Who’s Afraid of a Balance of Power?

The United States is ignoring the most basic principle of international relations, to its own detriment.

US special operations forces near Raqqa, Syria on May 25, 2016. (Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon Acknowledges 2,000 Troops in Syria

Officials have no plans to withdraw U.S. forces until ISIS is beaten.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Pearce sits next to a young boy during a visit to Shiek Burhan Al Asee's house during a patrol of the Riyahd village in Iraq on March 8, 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway)

Quote of the day: For what purpose would you need a combat rocking chair?

Answer: For a military chaplain to hold and comfort wounded and dying Iraqi children.

U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11 fly on a P8-A Poseidon aircraft on Nov. 2. (Carlos Reyes/AFP/Getty Images)

In Return to Cold War Posture, U.S. Sending Sub-Hunting Planes to Iceland

NATO and the United States are confronting years of neglect of their submarine-detecting capabilities, while Russia has pulled even.

General Ulysses S. Grant at Cold Harbor (Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons)

The reflective leader: A major lesson from the memoirs of U.S. Grant

Grant's memoirs show that self-awareness and honest reflection are crucial to leadership

Afghan National Army soldiers march during a military exercise on Oct. 17. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Has ‘Turned the Corner’ in Afghanistan, Top General Says

The Trump administration brings a new strategy but same old promises to the 16-year war.

U.S. navy aircraft on the deck of the USS Enterprise on the first day of the Battle of Midway.

The Quantum Gap with China

China has ramped up its investment in developing quantum technologies, but few understand the impacts of losing this modern-day space race.

The author, pictured near the Golden Gate Bridge. (D.J. Skelton)

D.J.’s open letter to the VA

Sporting a fresh hole in his stomach, a veteran is informed the VA will not pay for his feeding tube liquid.

Iraqi fighters of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation Units) stand next to a wall bearing the Islamic State (IS) flag as they enter the city of al-Qaim, in Iraq's western Anbar province near the Syrian border on Nov. 3.  (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

The Caliphate Is Destroyed, But the Islamic State Lives On

Why the United States can’t be complacent about undermining the remnants of the terrorist group.

A U.S. Marine stands guard Apr. 14, 1993 from his position on an armored personnel carrier at a check-point in Mogadishu. (Eric Cabanis/AFP/GettyImages)

Edgar on Strategy (Part IX): To what end? The frequently missing ‘why’ of strategy

Policymakers must articulate the “why” informing a strategy and periodically revaluate whether it is achievable and what ought to come next.

A Syrian man holds the Iranian flag as a convoy carrying aid provided by Iran arrives in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor on Sept. 20. (Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)

Does Trump Realize That His New Iran Strategy Could Suffer a Fatal Blow in Syria?

Without a plan for countering Iranian and Russian interests in Eastern Syria, the administration could find itself in a very bad place in the Middle East.

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