Category: Military

Epitaph for the ‘War on Terror’

By Angelo M. Codevilla Independent Institute Avenging 9/11 and preventing its recurrence was justification for putting enormous effort and money into unrelated or even counterproductive activities the ruling class sold to us as antiterrorism. Twenty years after the U.S. government declared war on terrorism, it consummated its own defeat in […]

It Looks Like We Forgot

By Peter Van Buren, The American Conservative I know it’s almost October, but I’m not done with 9/11. I know we had the 20th anniversary, promised for a day to never forget whatever, and then an old-looking Bruce Springsteen rose to sing about everyone dying around him. (Read […]

The Army War College Goes Woke

By Francis P. Sempa  American Spectator Parameters is the quarterly publication of the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Earlier this year on the Real Clear Defense website, I wrote an article celebrating the 50th anniversary of Parameters. I praised the journal and its editors for publishing […]

Bitter Lessons from Afghanistan

By John Lloyd Quillette In his 2011 reflection on intervention, Rory Stewart offers a composite picture of a typical foreign adviser to Afghanistan before the Taliban swept back into Kabul’s Arg Palace: “James” is young, highly credentialed academically in the UK and the US, hard working, optimistic, with […]

Home, and Cruise Missiles

By Peter Zeihan on September 20, 2021 The United States and United Kingdom have shouldered out the French in a deal to supply submarines to Australia. And not just any submarines, potentially nuclear–powered submarines.  France was poised to ink a deal worth more than $65 billion for sale of […]

Defunding The World’s Police

By Bradley Devlin, The American Conservative Controversy over the brutally botched and long-overdue U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan continues to swirl, but very few people, particularly on the right, have suggested that these failures should trigger a reevaluation of our military’s spending priorities. Congress is in the process of […]