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Military Strategy

The Real-Life Military Strategy Behind 'Game Of Thrones: Battle Of The Bastards'

Christopher Quintana | Posted 06.21.2016 | Entertainment
Christopher Quintana

Our detour through the Battle of Cannae, besides pointing out the immediate similarities between the two, is meant to reinforce just how right we all were if at some point in last night's episode we stopped for a moment and thought to ourselves, "Jon seriously fucked up."

Obama's Hawk: The Weird, Dangerous World of Robert Work

Peter Navarro | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION OF THE NATIONAL INTEREST Source: Department of Defense Mine-hunting mini-subs, unmanned swarms, and human-machine "centau...

Doubling Down on a Failed Strategy

David Vine | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics
David Vine

Amid the distractions of the holiday season, the New York Times revealed that the Obama administration is considering a Pentagon proposal to create a "new" and "enduring" system of military bases around the Middle East.

Should U.S. Nuclear Strategy Be More Like China's?

Gregory Kulacki | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
Gregory Kulacki

I was born in the USA but spent a lot of years in China. If you asked a thousand people like me which place is better, I'd be astonished if more than five would prefer the PRC. American air is cleaner. American food is safer, if less interesting. Americans enjoy a greater degree of freedom.

Defeating ISIS Without American Ground Forces

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2015 | World
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

While ISIS can, and must, be defeated as soon as possible, it is wrong to suggest that America should lead the fight. In fact, it must be done without further U.S. ground units as even the threat of intervention by American troops plays directly into the enemy's strategy.

150 Years Since Ulysses S. Grant's Superstition Won a War

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Hobratsch

The Overland campaign was one of the most decisive campaigns in American history on the 150th anniversary.

Chuck Hagel for DOD

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense would bring immense confidence in the capitals of America's allies around the world, and great enthusiasm from veterans and military families throughout America who know him well, and trust him greatly.

People-Centered Policy

Edward Corcoran | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

If the United States is going to be a credible promoter of values, it needs to do a better job of living them.

Regaining Our Balance: the Pentagon's New Military Strategy Takes a Small Step

Christopher Preble | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Christopher Preble

The twin constraints of fiscal insolvency and dwindling public support for a grandiose foreign policy present an opportunity for rethinking U.S. security commitments, as well as what we spend to fulfill them.

David Wood

New Defense Strategy: Goodbye, Grunts, We Don't Need You Anymore | David Wood | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

On guard duty at a remote outpost one hot, moonlit night in Afghanistan, when a soft wind carried the scents of dust and wood smoke and cattle, a 34-y...

Our Coup d' Etat, by Accident

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

If we Americans and our civilian-elected leaders don't come to terms with our over-dependence on the military, we will cede increasing authority to an institution that doesn't want it and should not have it.

Afghanistan: Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham: Update

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reese Schonfeld

Even as we buy and produce new MRAPs, train the troops to use them, and look for ways to deliver them, the President is still attempting to define our strategy for how we will wage the war in Afghanistan.