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Max Boot

Max Boot

Max Boot is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a regular contributor to Commentary, and the author, most recently, of Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare From Ancient Times to the Present Day (Liveright, 2013).

The Washington Post has a fascinating article by Laura Blumenfeld featuring interviews with three interrogators—one American, one British, one Israeli. Much of the focus is...

What comes after the troop surge? Even though it isn’t complete yet, it makes sense to think about this issue now. The best proposal I’ve...

The U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, spent a couple of hours gabbing with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Kazemi Qomi, on Monday. According to the...

Those wondering why we haven’t seen any domestic incidents of terrorism since 9/11 might turn for some answers to the new Pew Research Center survey...

As I mentioned in a previous post, I recently finished reading Mark Bowden’s Guests of the Ayatollah, the definitive account of the 1979-1981 Iranian hostage...

I just finished reading Mark Bowden’s gripping account of the Iranian hostage crisis, Guests of the Ayatollah. And just in time, it seems. The Washington...

It hasn’t received much attention, but added at that last minute to the recent immigration reform bill was a provision called the DREAM Act, which...

There is no shortage of bad news from Iraq, such as the bombing of another market in Baghdad that reportedly killed 25 people on Tuesday,...

I recently wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal counseling patience in allowing the troop surge in Baghdad to show its impact. This is...

I’ve been traveling a lot so have only now gotten around to reading "Dead End: Counterinsurgency Warfare as Military Malpractice," Edward Luttwak’s article in the...

One of the biggest deficiencies exposed by the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is the lack of language and cultural knowledge within the ranks...

It’s official. A new USA Today/Gallup Poll finds that American attitudes about Iraq are schizophrenic—at least on the surface. In a sampling taken May 4-6, 68...