The historical analogy is wrong — whichever way you look at it.
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There are multiple ways to describe retired Lt. Cols. David Bolgiano and John Taylor’s article in the December issue of Proceedings.
The recent Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on nuclear weapons introduced some unsettling possibilities.
The West needs a strong, committed, engaged White House to hedge against China’s inexorable rise.
The only way to stand down from a nuclear confrontation is to reassure Kim Jong Un that the United States won’t — and can’t — invade.
While some arguments for the decline of the state are insightful and important, none of them have stuck.
Policymakers must articulate the “why” informing a strategy and periodically revaluate whether it is achievable and what ought to come next.
The U.S. military’s way of operating in Afghanistan is a recipe for failure.
Some good, if unsurprising, strategic advice.
Is bombing our enemies effective?
Assessing two books on Grant and Sherman
“Successful new innovators ask, ‘What must be true for this idea to succeed?’”
A brief cross-cultural exchange shows why political philosophy matters and why our strategic alliances require a nuanced approach.