Article Archive

The Latest Casualty of the Marines’ Surrender to Political Correctness

Marcus Mainz was relieved of his command, effectively finishing his career, in May.

July 25, 2018

The New Separatism

As national governments are plunged into crisis, many are looking elsewhere for their identities.

February 21, 2018

Addressing Trump’s Errant Foreign Policy

Realists need a new vanguard in Congress.

June 26, 2017

Going Off the Rails?

Trump risks a big backlash if he reneges on his campaign promises.

May 4, 2017

Localism Means Security

Resilient communities are the answer to globalism’s weakness.

December 19, 2016

The Past and Future of War

Martin van Creveld and Douglas Macgregor illuminate the battlefield.

October 6, 2016

What Trump Can Do for Defense

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

July 11, 2016

Memo to the Chairman

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

April 27, 2016

Failure as a Way of Life

The logic of lost wars and military-industrial boondoggles

February 15, 2016

One Cheer for Colonialism

Libya needs a state. Egypt can provide one.

February 12, 2016

Logic of a Modern Militia

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

November 12, 2015

What Militarism Means

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

July 27, 2015

Why Soldiers Lie

Our generals are better at bureaucratic infighting than war fighting.

May 18, 2015

Conservatism for the City

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

January 8, 2015

Can We Hurt the Islamic State?

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

November 11, 2014

Cops With War Toys

Militarizing police is the worst way to fight crime.

August 22, 2014

A Canon for the Officer Corps

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

August 14, 2014

The Lessons of 1814

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

May 29, 2014

An Officer Corps That Can’t Score

How military careerism breeds habits of defeat

April 17, 2014

Russia’s Right Turn

Moscow has reclaimed its 19th-century conservative role.

February 11, 2014