Author Archives: Daniel L. Davis

Sending More Troops to Afghanistan Won’t Win the War

Combat boots do not solve diplomatic and political conflicts.

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.

Why Russia Supports Assad

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

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

Washington and Moscow are heading toward crisis.

No Grand Strategy Is a Recipe for Disaster

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

The Cost of Failure

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

‘Munich’ or Marvelous?

There’s an art to compromise in international relations.

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

Restraint isn’t weakness.

The Wholesale Failure of American Foreign Policy

How long will the people permit it?

COIN Is a Proven Failure

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

Questions to Ask Before Bombing Iraq

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

Military Power Is Not a Foreign Policy Panacea

A recent article by Max Boot of the Council on Foreign Relations …