Author Archives: William S. Lind

Localism Means Security

Resilient communities are the answer to globalism’s weakness.

The Past and Future of War

Martin van Creveld and Douglas Macgregor illuminate the battlefield.

What Trump Can Do for Defense

Pentagon courtiers need to hear the magic words: “You’re fired!”

Memo to the Chairman

If the Joint Chiefs are sick of losing, try a defensive grand strategy.

Failure as a Way of Life

The logic of lost wars and military-industrial boondoggles

One Cheer for Colonialism

Libya needs a state. Egypt can provide one.

Logic of a Modern Militia

How do you stop lone-wolf terror? With every man available.

What Militarism Means

Its perfect symbol isn’t Prussia, it’s the F-35.

Why Soldiers Lie

Our generals are better at bureaucratic infighting than war fighting.

Conservatism for the City

Beauty, streetcars, and dual codes are the right ideas for urban policy.

Can We Hurt the Islamic State?

Punitive raids won’t destroy ISIS—but they don’t have to.

Cops With War Toys

Militarizing police is the worst way to fight crime.

A Canon for the Officer Corps

Seven books that teach our troops how to win today’s wars

The Lessons of 1814

Decaying states today are as dangerous as Napoleon’s armies were 200 years ago.

An Officer Corps That Can’t Score

How military careerism breeds habits of defeat

Russia’s Right Turn

Moscow has reclaimed its 19th-century conservative role.

Islam’s Civil War

America can win it—by staying out.

John Boyd’s Art of War

Why our greatest military theorist only made colonel.

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