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The 50th Anniversary of U.S. Marines Landing in Vietnam

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

These days, it has become far more difficult to teach the history of America's war in Vietnam because one of the chief lessons of that war we thought we had learned ("No More Vietnams") has been soundly disproven in recent years.

Why Obama's Foreign Policy Is So Unpopular (Hint: It's Not His Realism)

Lionel Beehner | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

Never before in the history of the United States has there been such a yawning gap between the rhetoric of American power and its application abroad.

A Vietnam Book That Haunts the US in Afghanistan

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

Do we have the necessary sobriety, humbleness and wisdom in our current times in Washington to weigh appropriately our next moves on Afghanistan?

Obama's Astute Choice: General James Jones as National Security Adviser

Gordon Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Goldstein

In selecting General Jones as his national security adviser, Obama has eschewed the model of the foreign policy intellectual and instead placed a true military-affairs expert as his side in the White House.

Team of Rivals: JFK's Lessons for Commander-in-Chief Obama

Gordon Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Goldstein

The new commander-in-chief would be wise to examine JFK's first year: Appoint the strongest team possible, yet be prepared to reject your counselors' advice, even when vastly outnumbered.

McCain & the Missiles of October

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Many voters are attracted to McCain's quick, "don't look back" decision-making and fancy that he will keep them secure. But would he? The experience of October 1962 strongly suggests otherwise.