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I wonder what it says about the modern "progressive" mindset that Paul Krugman can only imagine two reasons to wage war: for profit or for the...

The evaporation of the Iraqi army in Mosul earlier this summer, followed more recently by the failure of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s peshmerga in northern...

It has gotten pretty much zero press attention, but last week the congressionally mandated National Defense Panel issued what should have been seen as a...

Is the world becoming a more dangerous place? To answer that question all you have to do is mention a few places where wars are...

The term of art for terrorism as a military tactic is "asymmetrical warfare." Since terrorists cannot hope to best states and their armies by fighting...

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was established in January 2002 as the headquarters to oversee U.S. and allied troop deployments in Afghanistan. That was...

One of the less appreciated consequences of a U.S. military drawdown in Afghanistan is that it also necessitates an intelligence drawdown. The armed forces and...

Using military assets to rescue the school girls kidnapped in Nigeria has become the crie du jour among the broader policy community. Admittedly, I am...

One of the top ideas floating around the orbit of immigration reform is to allow a faster path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, “undocumented residents,”...

One of the most welcome differences between the post-Vietnam and the post-Iraq/Afghanistan eras is that veterans are not being vilified for serving in an unpopular...

The terrible shooting rampage at Fort Hood by Specialist Ivan Lopez, a soldier who had served four months in Iraq, will unfortunately reinforce the post-Vietnam...

There is no doubt that the African rebel leader Joseph Kony is a very bad man who--as viewers of the viral hit movie Kony 2012...