Summary: Martin van Creveld's new book asks hard questions about America's ability to defend itself as our society undergoes revolutionary changes (mostly undesired by its citizens). It's provocative reading for those who like analysts that color outside politically correct lines. “Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the fighting … Continue reading Martin van Creveld explains why our armies are becoming pussycats
Summary: Senator Lindsey Graham speaks to us honestly, an unforgivable crime for an American politician. He talks of using the massive national security machinery to enforce his vision of a safe America, something patriots have done innumerable times before. His words are just another step on a long road to the death of the Republic, … Continue reading Lindsey Graham speaks a dark truth. We laugh and cover our ears.
Summary: Our defeats in Iraq and Afghanistan (failures to achieve any major national goals despite large expenditures of blood and money) accompanied an overwhelming victory invisible to the public. In fact, these defeats resulted from that victory -- the Pentagon's defeat of the military reform movement. The post-9/11 campaigns by defense intellectuals demonstrated their shallow … Continue reading The battle that mattered most to America: the Pentagon vs. Military Reformers. It’s over.
Summary: Conservatives' decades-long efforts to delegitimize and shrink the US government have had many successes, such as decreasing public confidence in the Republic's institutions (except the military) and decaying infrastructure (except for the military). Sadly we are blind to this slow relentless attack on the Republic, even when we see the effects on this news. … Continue reading DoD shows its strength, mobilizing to protect us from Ebola (a sad story about America)
Summary: It's a script. Trumped up crisis, heated rhetoric from US leaders, vague plan, violent actions, long-term regrets. Change the names and our wars sound the same. Here are valuable resources explaining the Syrian situation, and the far more important question about the nature of these wars: why do we repeat the same mistakes? . … Continue reading The first question to ask about our war with Syria has nothing to do with Syria