Author Archives: Danny Sjursen
The brass are careerists, never punished for their mistakes, quietly assenting to the latest doomed interventions.
Iraq vet recalls two friends, one killed in action, the other a suicide—but can’t explain or understand what it meant.
Just because liberals don’t like Trump doesn’t mean the brass are their saviors—or even good strategists.
It is time to acknowledge this is more than political. We can lose on the battlefield, and it’s happening right now.
The Army commissioned, then sat on a 1,300-page evaluation of the war. It probably fell short of the truth anyway.
Let’s just take our ball and go home—like we always do.
Want to know why we failed in Afghanistan? Ask a soldier who was tasked with solving everything.
The military prefers to plan for the conflict it wants, one that may never happen again.
With the U.S. military stuck in countless indecisive wars, what exactly are we celebrating?
Our soldiers are still redeploying at a frenetic pace that cannot keep up with reality—and the cracks are showing.
Clinging to myths about Iraq and Vietnam only guarantees more war.
It’s not just the neocons. This is a deeply rooted American problem.
We’re not monolithic tools to be used for your free speech or liberty arguments.
Today, my peers are silent.
The misuse of American military power and the Middle East in chaos
from The American Conservative