State of the Union

Posts in category “War”

Russia’s Demographic Time Bomb

In the last stanza of “The Battle of Blenheim,” Robert Southey writes: …

Posted March 14th, 2014

Should the U.S. Intervene or End Syrian War?

Whether saber rattling or not, word is out that the White House …

Posted February 28th, 2014

Hagel Begins Trimming Army to 1940 Levels

A reduction in the size of the military has been a long …

Posted February 24th, 2014

Army Considers Slashing Brigades, Boosting Robots

With the post-9/11 financial spigots drying up, and sequestration at least partially …

Posted January 22nd, 2014

Obama Should Make Ending Wars His Legacy

“He ended one war and kept us out of any other,” is …

Posted January 21st, 2014

Debunking Sharon’s Peacemaker Status

John Kerry’s statement on Ariel Sharon’s death is here. Of course diplomats should …

Posted January 13th, 2014

Top Marine General on America’s Way of War—Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Conference

Jamestown Foundation is an old-line think tank founded during the Cold War …

Posted January 3rd, 2014

Few Speedbumps for the War Party

Peter Beinart raises the troubling question: Why is the Left good at protesting …

Posted December 23rd, 2013

Republicans Will Embrace Iran Diplomacy—If They’re Smart

Another war will forfeit everything the GOP has gained from the Obamacare debacle.

Posted November 29th, 2013

Guantanamo Bay’s Hidden CIA Hotel

Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo of the AP revealed yesterday the existence …

Posted November 27th, 2013

Neocons Join Bibi’s Anti-Iran Diplomacy “Wig-Out”

On the eve of the latest round of Geneva talks, Americans told …

Posted November 21st, 2013

A Military for the 21st Century: Col. Douglas Macgregor on Threats That Define It

Col. Douglas Macgregor (retired) is a decorated combat veteran, the author of …

Posted October 24th, 2013

How a Shopping Mall Becomes a Killing Zone

This really is frightening. Terrorist incidents tell us nothing new about human …

Posted September 30th, 2013

Three Realist Lessons From Obama’s Syria Missteps

Whether the deal to dismantle Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles is enforceable and …

Posted September 26th, 2013

American Exceptionalism Revisited

George Washington’s view was the antithesis of what politicians tout today.

Posted September 25th, 2013

Why Not Talk to Tehran?

Iran’s President Rouhani is far less fearsome than the Soviet leaders with whom we once held summits.

Posted September 24th, 2013

Lindsey Graham Still Wants to Go to War

This summer produced a triumph of American patriotism. A grassroots coalition arose …

Posted September 17th, 2013