Article Archive

U.S. Forces Cannot be Iraq’s Security Crutch Forever

Whatever they say, this is not WWII-era Germany or Japan.

August 15, 2017

Is the Military Losing Its Ability to Fight Capable Foes?

We need to refocus on future existential threats.

July 20, 2017

Hurling 4,000 U.S. Troops into a Strategic Void

Secretary Mattis’s ‘mini-surge’ will have no impact on 16-year Afghanistan war

June 19, 2017

The Problem With Taking Sides in Syria

Our NATO ally is attacking our most capable anti-ISIS partner.

May 30, 2017

Sending More Troops to Afghanistan Won’t Win the War

Combat boots do not solve diplomatic and political conflicts.

May 12, 2017

How to Build a National Defense We Can Afford

Intervening around the globe is doing far more harm to America’s national security than any other single factor.

April 26, 2017

Why Russia Supports Assad

They have vital interests in the region. Appealing to the moral high ground won’t change their position.

April 14, 2017

Diplomatic Give-and-Take Is Not a Sign of Weakness

Washington and Moscow are heading toward crisis.

April 3, 2017

No Grand Strategy Is a Recipe for Disaster

The U.S. needs a comprehensive set of beliefs that inform foreign and defense policy.

March 6, 2017

The Cost of Failure

The Pentagon wastes money while failing to update key military vehicles.

December 15, 2016

‘Munich’ or Marvelous?

There’s an art to compromise in international relations.

November 4, 2016

Let’s Rethink What ‘Leadership’ Means in Foreign Policy

Restraint isn’t weakness.

October 19, 2016

The Wholesale Failure of American Foreign Policy

How long will the people permit it?

September 29, 2016

COIN Is a Proven Failure

America risks shoveling more troops into Iraq to replicate a strategy that never worked in the first place.

December 1, 2014

Questions to Ask Before Bombing Iraq

Advocates of immediate airstrikes still haven’t learned the past decade’s most basic lessons.

June 19, 2014