Article Archive

John McCain’s Tired Dogma

The guy who’s learned nothing attacks the guy who knows nothing.

October 19, 2017

Why You Should Read These Military Classics

They tell us much about service life and futile imperial adventures.

October 16, 2017

Foreign Policy ‘Realists’ Hit Nerve With Establishment Elite

Attack on Mearsheimer and others comes perilously close to a McCarthyite smear.

September 20, 2017

Seven Steps to a Saner U.S. Policy Towards North Korea

But is the Trump Administration too dysfunctional to grasp this?

September 8, 2017

Robert E. Lee at West Point

A Memo to the ‘Supe’

August 19, 2017

Yes Congress, Afghanistan is Your Vietnam

Does any member have the courage and vision to take responsibility?

August 11, 2017

Slouching Toward Mar-a-Lago

The post-Cold-War consensus collapses.

August 8, 2017

The Real Scandal: Americans Don’t Care About Afghanistan

Will kids who weren’t yet born when the war began have to fight it?

July 26, 2017

A New Award for Misleading National Security Op-Eds

Send your nominations now.

July 10, 2017

The Beltway Foreign-Policy ‘Blob’ Strikes Back

A Washington think tank calls for more of the same failed intervention.

May 26, 2017

What Obsessing About You-Know-Who Causes Us to Miss

Here are 24 issues that Washington and the media ignore.

May 8, 2017

Still Chasing the Wrong Rainbows

What historian William Appleman Williams taught us about foreign policy and the good society.

May 4, 2017

Memo for McMaster

The national security advisor needs to impose order on the administration’s foreign policy.

April 13, 2017

The Fiction of U.S. Isolationism

The old canard is an obstacle to a realistic, fact-based approach to foreign policy.

April 4, 2017

The Odds Against Antiwar Warriors

The failure of a World War I American anti-war movement does not bode well for similar movements today.

March 30, 2017

Prepare, Pursue, Prevail!

Onward and upward with U.S. Central Command.

March 22, 2017

Fat Leonard and the Decline of Military Values

The officer corps was once assumed to be above larger cultural rot. No more.

March 20, 2017

Debunking America’s “Good” Occupation

Factual errors mar an otherwise thoughtful book about U.S. occupation forces in post-World War II Germany.

March 9, 2017

Trump and the Six-Trillion-Dollar Question

Republicans and Democrats both refuse to investigate the staggering resources wasted in the Middle East.

March 2, 2017

Angst in the Church of America the Redeemer

David Brooks on making America great again

February 23, 2017