Author Archives: Daniel L. Davis
After nearly 18 years in Afghanistan, the people know the war is lost. When will Washington elites let go?
The president’s instincts were correct. Then the establishment intervened.
The most foolish thing we could do would be to start a war of choice.
We have no choice. The 17-year war in Afghanistan has failed at every level, while the violence is only getting worse.
Whatever they say, this is not WWII-era Germany or Japan.
We need to refocus on future existential threats.
Secretary Mattis’s ‘mini-surge’ will have no impact on 16-year Afghanistan war
Our NATO ally is attacking our most capable anti-ISIS partner.
Combat boots do not solve diplomatic and political conflicts.
Intervening around the globe is doing far more harm to America’s national security than any other single factor.
They have vital interests in the region. Appealing to the moral high ground won’t change their position.
Washington and Moscow are heading toward crisis.
The U.S. needs a comprehensive set of beliefs that inform foreign and defense policy.
The Pentagon wastes money while failing to update key military vehicles.
There’s an art to compromise in international relations.
Restraint isn’t weakness.
How long will the people permit it?
America risks shoveling more troops into Iraq to replicate a strategy that never worked in the first place.
Advocates of immediate airstrikes still haven’t learned the past decade’s most basic lessons.
A recent article by Max Boot of the Council on Foreign Relations …
from The American Conservative