How the ghosts of Vietnam haunt the War on Terror

The last copter our of Vietnam.

Summary: Major Sjursen goes to the heart of our Long War, showing how our military remains haunted by the ghosts of Vietnam -- and how today's failures result from the tragically wrong lessons they learned from it. "The War That Never Ends (for the U.S. Military High Command) And It’s Not the War on Terror" … Continue reading How the ghosts of Vietnam haunt the War on Terror

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

Omar Ali: Islam vs. Western liberalism; only one can win

"No democracy we want just islam."

Summary: The clash of Islam and West has just began and none can see its end -- or its consequences for us all. Here Omar Ali looks at Islam's effect on the West, and draws some fascinating conclusions. "Is Islam the rock on which the liberal order broke?" By Omar Ali at Brown Pundits, 5 December … Continue reading Omar Ali: Islam vs. Western liberalism; only one can win