Summary: The world is wracked by a clash of civilizations. America is the aggressor. The rest of the world is on the defensive. Today we discuss why America is winning, with eventual victory almost certain: western culture will crush our foes, as it did in the Cold War. That means empathy for our foes should be … Continue reading Handicapping the clash of civilizations: bet on America to win
Summary: Today's violence from islamic extremists has many similarities to the anarchists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Using standard police and intelligence methods, Western governments defeated the anarchists without massive restrictions on civil liberties and military operations. Post-9/11 history suggests that we can successfully cope with Islamic extremists using similar methods. Contents Introduction. Then and now: … Continue reading Are Islamic extremists like the anarchists?
George Friedman describes the jihadist threat, omitting any reference to their strength or numbers, their military or financial resources. Nor does he cite any evidence for his speculation. Next week: an analysis of the dragon and orc threats. (While Jihadists obviously exist, unlike dragons and orcs, there is no evidence they exist in strength sufficient to warrant the trillions of … Continue reading Can we defeat our almost imaginary enemies?
Second in a series discussing the effect of our Long War on America. 1. How will the Long War affect America? Will it make us stronger or weaker? Crazy? Unleash our dark side? 3. Killing prisoners, our new tactic in the War on Terror? 4. Bloodlust – a natural by-product of a long war? One of the … Continue reading Why we fight. Causes of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Summary: This essay examines the most dangerous enemies of America. Two little known dangers appear far most serious than the usual suspects. Appropriate responses are discussed. Threat definition is the key phase when developing a grand strategy. Especially today, as America faces many dangerous enemies. Who are our most dangerous foes? China? Islamofascism? The "gap … Continue reading America’s Most Dangerous Enemy