The terms counterterrorism and counterinsurgency have become common currency this decade in the wake of September 11, the invasion of Afghanistan, and the war in...

Order of Battle War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism by Douglas Feith Harper. 688 pp. $27.95   "The stupidest f—ing guy on...

To mark the publication of Norman Podhoretz’s World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism (Doubleday), the editors of COMMENTARY addressed the following questions to...

In recent years, the term “revolution in military affairs” (RMA) has come to be applied to the vast change that computerized intelligence and globalization have...

Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground by Robert D. Kaplan Random House. 421 pp. $27.95 Is America an empire, and, if so, is that a good...

A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War by Victor Davis Hanson Random House. 416 pp. $29.95 Victor Davis Hanson, who does...

Soldiering for Freedom: A GI's Account of World War II by Herman J. Obermayer Texas A&M. 324 pp. $32.95 Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the end of...

How many American troops should be posted in Iraq, beyond the present spike of 135,000—a number that was itself raised from the informally agreed-upon level...

  To the Editor: I was shocked by Victor Davis Hanson’s comment that America’s successes in the war in Iraq were achieved “all at a cost of...

To the Editor: Frederick W. Kagan’s argument that America should continue to maintain 60,000 troops in Germany rests on at least two questionable assumptions: that relations...

A mid the welter of moral argument—some serious, much not—that preceded Operation Iraqi Freedom, two clarifying moments stand out. The first came on January 26, when...

The general facts about the recent war are not in much dispute. In a span of about three weeks, the United States military overran a...