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Military 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.