David Barno


The Road to Nowhere Good

When Syria's rebels need more than just weapons, America may well find itself in the middle of a civil war.

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Loss Leader

The Army needs to admit it has a problem -- or things will only get worse.

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Silicon, Iron, and Shadow

Three wars that will define America's future.

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Military Brain Drain

The Pentagon's top brass is driving away all the smart people.


A ‘Zero Option’ for Afghanistan

Yes, President Karzai, we might pull out completely.

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A New Moral Compact

A military draft that could actually work.

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Brace Yourself

The U.S. may well go off the fiscal cliff. Is that so bad?


The Real Pivot

It's time to change our plans in Afghanistan.

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‘Our Strategic Compass Is Unmoored’

Notes from a general to his active-duty sons on the lessons of Afghanistan.

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