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Max Boot

Max Boot

Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, is the author of the forthcoming book The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam (Liveright, 2018).

The latest New York Times/CBS News poll brings moderately positive news about public attitudes toward the war in Iraq. For the raw results, click here....

I was struck by the juxtaposition of these two recent articles, one in the New York Times and one in the Washington Post. The Post article...

I hesitate to disagree about Afghanistan with Rory Stewart, who has spent a lot more time there than I have. A former British officer and...

Seeking inspiration and education along with entertainment, generals like to read about earlier generals, presidents about earlier presidents, tycoons about earlier tycoons, and so on....

On the Washington Post op-ed page today, Michael Gerson, Bush’s former chief speechwriter, seconds a point I’ve been making for a while regarding the malign...

Thomas Friedman is the second- or third-best columnist at the New York Times. Admittedly that’s damning with faint praise. But he does know a fair...

As usual, there has been considerable fanfare leading up to the release of the new National Intelligence Estimate on "The Terrorist Threat to the U.S....

You don’t hear much about Anbar Province anymore. That’s because this area, once the scene of the heaviest fighting in Iraq, has turned remarkably quiet...

At first blush, recent events in Pakistan would seem to underscore the case for continuing to support General Pervez Musharraf, the country’s military dictator. Last...

Back in May when Congress reluctantly passed a supplemental appropriation to fund American operations in Iraq one of the conditions attached to the bill was...

On its front page yesterday, the Washington Post breathlessly touted a Bob Woodward scoop—namely that CIA Director Michael Hayden told the Iraq Study Group on...

Has the surge already failed? That’s the impression you get from the MSM. The reality on the ground is a little different. Although the last...