How to win the Long War

Clash of Civilizations

Summary: Yesterday's post explained why our Long War has produced so few gains at such a high cost in money and blood. It did not explain why our military — led by the best-educated officers in history — repeats the tactics that have failed in so many similar wars? This leads to a second question: after that problem is … Continue reading How to win the Long War

Don’t listen to the calls for more killing in the WOT

River of blood

Summary: As Trump and his general-dominated foreign policy team expand and intensify our wars, the calls for more killing rise again. As in an article in the respected journal of the Navy Institute. We should just say no. “Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.” — No said by Einstein but by Alcoholics … Continue reading Don’t listen to the calls for more killing in the WOT

Let’s try a defensive strategy in America’s wars, and win.

Defense Wins Championships

Summary: So many posts here describe how we are losing. Since we've forgotten, I'm reposting explanations of why and how we are losing -- and how we can win in the age when 4th generation warfare (4GW) is the dominant mode of war. Step one: adopt a rational grand strategy. The original version was posted in … Continue reading Let’s try a defensive strategy in America’s wars, and win.

Secret government docs reveal a hidden truth about the Afghanistan War

Afghanistan war

Summary: At great effort and expense I have obtained secret documents from the US Government about the Afghanistan War. Although too secret to release the full contents, I make these excerpts available so that the American people will better understand our wars. The great CIA counterintelligence ace, James Jesus Angleton (1917-1987) hacked into this page from … Continue reading Secret government docs reveal a hidden truth about the Afghanistan War

America has the victory disease. It won’t end well for us.

Summary: Presidential administrations change, but America's grand strategy remains the same. Bush, Obama, Trump all employ the same failed tactics, boldly and confidently, blindly and arrogantly. We have a severe case of the victory disease. This won't work well for us. "Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad." --- Paraphrase of … Continue reading America has the victory disease. It won’t end well for us.