Summary: The world watches the tragedy of a great nation pouring its wealth down the toilet. America and our allies have an immense superiority over other nations by almost every metric, yet we live in fear. Why? Is it psychological projection or paranoia? See this story in pictures. As the world leader, we have set … Continue reading America’s military power: global policing or paranoia?
Hollywood worked long to create today's support for opening all combat roles to women in the military. On film and TV we watched countless women kick men's butts. Here James Bowman reviews one of the two breakthrough films of 1997 about women warriors.
The USMC has lowered requirements in its Infantry Officer Course, following drastic measures in the other services. More women will pass, but at what cost?
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
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