To the Editor: As usual, Victor Davis Hanson provides a clear and insightful view of American defense and the cost of preparedness [“America on Defense,” October]....

In his fifth Philippic—an invective aimed at rival Marc Antony in January 43 b.c.e.—the Roman statesman Cicero famously lamented the growing size of the subversive...

When General Grant Expelled the JewsBy Jonathan D. SarnaNextbook/Schocken, 224 pages In December 1862, from his military headquarters in Mississippi, Major General Ulysses S. Grant...

The discussion of the burgeoning Iranian nuclear program took a peculiar turn last month. There was talk of a “rush to war.” The president himself...

To the Editor: Max Boot provides a valuable historical context [“Slashing America’s Defense: A Suicidal Trajectory,” January] for the unquestionable folly of reducing American military power...

The U.S. armed forces have spent the past decade fighting two of the largest counterinsurgency campaigns in their history. In Iraq, they have dramatically reduced...

In the midst of last year’s election season, the website of the Atlantic revealed that Richard Iott, then Republican nominee for Ohio’s 9th Congressional District,...

To the Editor: Amen to Arthur Herman’s “The Re-Hollowing of the Military” [September]. As a former U.S. Air Force historian, it’s been my suspicion for some...

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...

The first week at United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, our instructor platoon commander pulled me aside and asked whether I needed kosher meals....

A career military officer is typically less inclined than civilians to offer sweeping criticism of the rules of engagement (ROE) adopted for an operation. This...

Those were the words of Pete Schoomaker, then chief of staff of the Army, to General David Petraeus, who at the time (2005) was commander...