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Entries by Ivan Eland from 01/2014

Stop the Army From Copying Marines' Missions

| Posted 01.02.2014 | Politics

Instead of allowing the Army to become a second Marine Corps in Asia to retain excessive budget and force levels, the Army should keep only its existing missions and accept reduced funding and quantities of troops.

Obama Should Be Careful of a Slippery Slope Back into Iraq

| Posted 01.08.2014 | World

As their massive sacrifices in the future of Iraq go up in flames, Americans watch pundits on TV argue that their government did too little and abandoned Iraq too soon.

Gates Memoirs Illustrate How Militaristic the U.S. Has Become

| Posted 01.14.2014 | World

If Biden was wrong about advocating a rapid U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan (and Iraq) and Obama was wrong in adopting the Afghan escalation without believing it, then the only viable option left was evidently escalating and being excited about it.

Why Obama Cares More About the Feelings of Foreign Leaders than Safeguarding Americans' Constitutional Rights

| Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

To overcome bureaucratic vested interests and revitalize U.S. constitutional checks and balances, however, Americans need to get a lot madder than they are about Bush and Obama's violation of sacred rights.

A War Isn't Over Till It's Over

| Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

Any substantial threat to the United States that emanates from Afghanistan or Pakistan can be dealt with from outside either country by America's global intelligence and military capabilities.