Author Archives: William S. Lind

Don’t Break the China

We need Beijing as an ally against anarchy.

Rank Incompetence

Turf wars are the one kind our generals know how to win.

Arab Spring, Israeli Winter

Martin van Creveld on what the Muslim uprisings mean for Israel

Why Conservatives Hate War

Conflict erodes a nation’s cultural continuity as well as its finances.

What’s So Special About Special Ops?

SEALs and Rangers are no answer to our military woes.

Gangs of Aleppo

The Arab Spring succumbs to post-state violence

Unfriendly Fire

How the Taliban mastered the operational art of modern war

Stealth Turkey

The trillion-dollar F-35 is an easy target.

How To Leave Afghanistan

America can’t let India dictate South Asia’s map.

That Old Romanov Feeling

America loses even if it wins a war with China.

Leaner, Meaner Marines

Even with a Taftian foreign policy and a defensive grand strategy, America …

Building a Navy That Won’t Sink the Economy

America is by geography a maritime state. Even with a vastly shrunken …

Reshaping the Pentagon for an Age of Austerity

The systemic crisis now beginning to engulf the United States, Europe, and …

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