Martin van Creveld looks at Amazons: women warriors in the real world

Summary: Martin van Creveld looks at the accounts of women soldiers from the ancient Amazons to modern armies, cutting away the myths to real the facts. It's a timely analysis, with the US radically revising the role of women in our military. Amazons By Martin van Creveld. From his website, 27 August 2015 Posted with … Continue reading Martin van Creveld looks at Amazons: women warriors in the real world

Women in combat are the real Revolution in Military Affairs

Summary: Women fight in many of today’s wars. It's perhaps the biggest change since the invention of nukes. We have seen women as fighters in the Eritrean Wars, as suicide bombers in the Middle East, as soldiers in western armies, and as soldiers in the Kurdish army. With few historical precedents, except in myths, large … Continue reading Women in combat are the real Revolution in Military Affairs

The Iraq insurgency has ended, which opens a path to peace

Summary: Part 5 in a series about the Iraq War. Links to the other chapters apprear at the end. "The commonest error in politics is sticking to the carcass of dead policies." --- Lord Salisbury, discussing Great Britain's policy on the Eastern Question (1877) In the Fall of 2003 this author published on DNI a … Continue reading The Iraq insurgency has ended, which opens a path to peace