Remember that the fires we lite in Iraq still burn. Look and learn.

Mosul

Summary:  America led the invasion and occupation of Iraq, overthrowing a secular regime for what became a mostly Islamic theocratic state. It began in March 2003. Iraq is still burning. The news media seldom remind of the the chaos we created. The fighting Mosul is a vivid dot in the long war we irresponsibly ignited. … Continue reading Remember that the fires we lite in Iraq still burn. Look and learn.

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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.

Doug Macgregor asks what happened to “America First” in national security?

Trump National Security Team

Summary: Doug Macgregor (Colonel, US Army, retired) asks what happened to Trump's promises to reform America's national security. Instead of reform we get the same people implementing the same policies that have accomplished so little at such great cost since 9/11. "What Happened to 'America First'?" By Douglas Macgregor (Colonel, US Army, retired). From The National Interest, … Continue reading Doug Macgregor asks what happened to “America First” in national security?