American crusades and existential threats
The medieval Crusades made strategic sense.
The future of war
As always, warfare, at whatever level, remains two thirds mental and one third physical.
War by algebra defies the true nature of war
Fighting to win means committing ground forces. Above all, the president as commander-in-chief must lead.
Air power’s siren song
Air power is a powerful weapon, but its potential is best realized when used in conjunction with the effective employment of land forces.
War: A matter of semantics
“Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.”
Do we have a war strategy for ISIS?
No amount of military force, bloodshed, or heroism can overcome a flawed strategy.
Strategy 101: A primer for President Obama
Obama must clearly state a policy objective so the Pentagon can respond with an effective strategy to employ its forces at the operational level of war.
Time for face time with Vladimir
What is a savvy former community organizer and social-justice activist to do when faced with a determined former KGB thug?
The strategic imperative of ISIS: Deal with it now or die by it later
If the United States fails to lead a successful campaign, ISIS will entrench its terrorist caliphate in the heart of the Levant.