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The “united” Western position on Iran unraveled somewhat last week when French President Jacques Chirac told reporters that if Iran were to get one nuclear...

We're sorry to see the lively debate on Iraq between Max Boot and Victor Davis Hanson end today. You can follow the debate's fascinating progress...

Dear Max, I wouldn't necessarily conflate being more aggressive with being more brutal. We can patrol more, embed more advisors, shoot and arrest more insurgents, all...

Dear Victor, My reaction to your call for more aggressive tactics can best be summed up with that classic phrase beloved of Supreme Court justices: concur...

On December 7, 1941, Japan largely destroyed the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, killing 2,400 Americans. The next day, President Franklin Roosevelt addressed the country....

Dear Max, I agree that we should have more forces in Iraq and more in reserve. But there are considerations that transcend numbers. Remember Vietnam: 530,000...

Dear Victor, There is a sense of urgency within the armed forces—especially within the Army and the Marine Corps—but it’s hard to see it in the...

Dear Max, So I think we agree on what the problems are and the preferred solutions, but we are not sure whether the U.S. can implement...

Dear Victor, Though a virtue in interpersonal relations, agreeableness is not necessarily a good thing in an online exchange, where a clash of views is often...

Daniel Freedman of It Shines for All has posted a must-watch video of Middle East Forum director Daniel Pipes and Douglas Murray, author of Neoconservativism:...

contentions is delighted to welcome Max Boot and Victor Davis Hanson—two of the country's most distinguished military historians (and contributors to COMMENTARY)—for a week-long discussion...

Dear Victor, Remember that inspired 1994 flick Dumb and Dumber? If I were to make a movie about the Middle East today it would have to...