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Arthur Herman

Arthur Herman

Arthur Herman, a fellow at the Hudson Institute and longtime Commentary contributor, is the author of the newly published Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior.

Kibbutz Sasa sits one mile from Israel’s Lebanese border. Founded in 1949, it is the site of the tomb of the second-century rabbi Levi ben...

It comes as little surprise that Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the last Cabinet holdover from the George W. Bush administration, is planning to step down...

On May 3, 2010, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates delivered a speech at the Navy League in Washington to an audience of veterans, retired and...

When your own outfit is trying to put you in jail, it’s time to go.” Those are the words of Robert Baer, once a CIA...

On January 21, 2009, President Barack Obama issued his first executive order: He was closing the detention center at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in...

On January 21, 2009, President Barack Obama issued his first executive order: He was closing the detention center at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in...

Among the first duties of the Obama presidency, all agree, is the restoration of America’s standing in the world. Poll after poll has shown...

On September 1, the leaders of the European Union, having already warned Moscow several times of its obligation to meet the terms of...

According to an April 2008 poll in U.S. News & World Report, fully 61 percent of American historians agree that George W....

In late August, an American President spoke forthrightly for the first time about what happened when the United States abandoned its commitments to two sovereign...

To the Editor: Arthur Herman makes an interesting case for staying in Iraq in order to “win,” but I remain skeptical for a number...

It is best if an enemy nation comes and surrenders of its own accord. —Du You (735-812) To the student of counterinsurgency warfare, the war in Iraq...