Author Archives: William S. Lind
Beauty, streetcars, and dual codes are the right ideas for urban policy.
Punitive raids won’t destroy ISIS—but they don’t have to.
Militarizing police is the worst way to fight crime.
Seven books that teach our troops how to win today’s wars
Decaying states today are as dangerous as Napoleon’s armies were 200 years ago.
How military careerism breeds habits of defeat
Moscow has reclaimed its 19th-century conservative role.
America can win it—by staying out.
Why our greatest military theorist only made colonel.
The senator points his party toward a stronger defense policy
What one of the Marine Corps’ leading minds reveals about war, terror, and insurgency.
We need Beijing as an ally against anarchy.
Turf wars are the one kind our generals know how to win.
Martin van Creveld on what the Muslim uprisings mean for Israel
Conflict erodes a nation’s cultural continuity as well as its finances.
SEALs and Rangers are no answer to our military woes.
The Arab Spring succumbs to post-state violence
How the Taliban mastered the operational art of modern war
The trillion-dollar F-35 is an easy target.← Older posts
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