Author Archives: William S. Lind

An Officer Corps That Can’t Score

How military careerism breeds habits of defeat

Russia’s Right Turn

Moscow has reclaimed its 19th-century conservative role.

Islam’s Civil War

America can win it—by staying out.

John Boyd’s Art of War

Why our greatest military theorist only made colonel.

Rand Paul’s Realignment

The senator points his party toward a stronger defense policy

Two Intifadas and a Flawed Theory

What one of the Marine Corps’ leading minds reveals about war, terror, and insurgency.

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 …

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