Summary: The President of America is the most powerful man in the world, with no restraint on his (or her) ability to nuke cities or even start a nuclear war. We have come close to doing so in the past, and might not be so lucky in the future. Limiting this discretionary power is an obvious … Continue reading Fix “the button” so that a president can’t wreck the world
Summary: Martin van Creveld discusses one of my big fears -- nuclear war. He paints a comforting picture. Let's hope his logic proves correct, and that the forces of irrationality do not take the stage. As they have so often in history. "My Meeting with Mr. X." By Martin van Creveld. From his website, … Continue reading Comforting words from Martin van Creveld about nuclear war
Summary: Afghanistan was invisible during the campaign, but has surfaced again in the news. This time, so rare in modern America, we hear some truth about the war from our generals. They reveal why we have lost so much for so little gain, and why we continue paying in blood and money to get nothing. … Continue reading Our generals reveal why we lost in Afghanistan, and will continue to lose
Summary: Special Operations Forces are the heroes in the second phase, the 16th year, of the War on Terror. But years of failure have raised doubts that their bravery and skill have been well applied to these wars, or if they are even relevant. “Counterinsurgency is Not a Substitute for Strategy” --- "Insurgencies and Countering … Continue reading Puncturing the myth of our Special Operations Forces, pawns in an unwinnable war
Summary: The US military is the sole remaining institution in America that retains the strong respect of the American people. But that might be fading fast, which could change the dynamics of US domestic politics and foreign policy in ways we can't imagine. The men who led us into the ill-fated War on Terror after … Continue reading America is at peak support for the US military. It’s crash will change much.