In Warsaw Martin van Creveld sees a new path for the West

Warsaw

Summary: Travel brings new insights, especially when done by Martin van Creveld -- knowledgeable, experienced, and wise. He brings home to us a vision of a different path to the future for the West. "A visit to Warsaw" By Martin van Creveld. From his website, 23 November 2017. Re-posted with his generous permission. I have been … Continue reading In Warsaw Martin van Creveld sees a new path for the West

Martin van Creveld: women are a problem in the military, not the cure

Summary: Martin van Creveld examines the reason behind the Israel Defense Forces' enthusiasm to recruit women. It's the same reason for the enthusiasm of the US military. Men are increasingly unable or unwilling to serve. He discusses some of the likely consequences of this experiment.   “Military Women Are Not the Cure, They Are the Disease” By … Continue reading Martin van Creveld: women are a problem in the military, not the cure

Martin van Creveld looks at the experience of women in the Israel Defense Forces

Summary: Today Martin van Creveld looks at the revolution in military affairs (the real one) -- the integration of women into western armed forces. The Israel Defense Forces has the most experience with this, and their experience can help us understand our future. These are scraps of data, useful only because we have so little. … Continue reading Martin van Creveld looks at the experience of women in the Israel Defense Forces

The US military’s #1 challenge in the 21st century: recruiting a few good people

Summary: The US military faces many problems in the 21st century, but perhaps none more serious than the need to recruit sufficient numbers of the high quality people it needs. They face two kinds of difficulties. This post discusses not just the small problems that get all the attention, but also the large but seldom … Continue reading The US military’s #1 challenge in the 21st century: recruiting a few good people

Martin van Creveld looks at the propaganda fog that covers modern war

Summary: Today Martin van Creveld discusses the difficulty of finding the truth amidst the sea of propaganda that surrounds us. It's an essential skill Americans seem to have lost. He concludes by examining the stories about the Israel Defense Forces in Gaza.   The Facts of the Case By Martin van Creveld From his website, … Continue reading Martin van Creveld looks at the propaganda fog that covers modern war