Ignoring the blindingly obvious is essential to continue our foreign wars

If we look closely at the debate about the Af-Pak War, we see some reasons why America has fought so many wars since Korea -- and why these wars so closely resemble each other.  Our military journals record 50 years of constant innovation, yet some things are too awful to be seen.  For example, see this interesting … Continue reading Ignoring the blindingly obvious is essential to continue our foreign wars

Another big step for China on its road to becoming a great power: building a “string of pearls”

Summary:  One oddity of major events -- world-changing events -- is that they are often unrecognized until long after the fact.  So it is with China's steps to becoming a great power.  It's happening slowly and quietly.  Our response will likely be even more massive military spending, using funds borrowed from China (more broadly, Asia and … Continue reading Another big step for China on its road to becoming a great power: building a “string of pearls”