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Air Power

Drone Warfare is Neither Cheap, Nor Surgical, Nor Decisive

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
William Astore

Today's unmanned aerial vehicles, most famously Predator and Reaper drones, have been celebrated as the culmination of the longtime dreams of airpower enthusiasts, offering the possibility of victory through quick, clean, and selective destruction.

Revisiting the Clinton Doctrine

Robert Hardaway | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Robert Hardaway

However one might feel about the Clinton presidency as a whole, one salient fact highlights his two four year terms in office -- namely that he never sent massive contingents of ground troops to deal with a perceived foreign threat.

More U.S. Folly in Afghanistan

William Astore | Posted 09.06.2012 | World
William Astore

When the United States finally tired of the corruption and waste of Vietnam, we pulled out our props, only to witness the unviability of our client state without massive U.S. aid. What happens when we finally tire of Afghanistan?

Taking the War Out of Air War: What U.S. Air Power Actually Does

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

U.S. air power is a form of warfare which guarantees the American side quite literal, godlike invulnerability. Can it be war if one side is never in danger?

This Pentagon Needs Watching

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

There are fundamental and widespread problems in the design and acquisition of the F-35, and the Pentagon's acquisition system continues to hurtle down the road of ruin.