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David vs Goliath

War by Algebra Defies the True Nature of War

Violence is the means for breaking the enemy’s will and nothing does that like devastating opposing armies. It takes land forces to do that effectively and then consolidate and hold territorial gains.

Boots on the Ground

Air Power’s Siren Song

Given the nature of ISIS’s forces, even a concerted bombing campaign absent an effective ground effort is unlikely to succeed…

Schooling Obama

Strategy 101: A Primer For President Obama

Simply put, strategy is a plan to achieve an objective. Speaking at the White House recently, President Obama stated that his administration had no plan to deal with the jihadist threat in Syria…

Rusty Tanks

Department Of Defense’s Death Spiral

President Obama’s administration seems to be at war with its military leadership. In the past five years, Obama has sacked more senior officers than all other presidents combined…

Camelot And The Syrian Crisis

Camelot’s legacy for foreign policy was flawed by halfway measures that betrayed credibility and emboldened our enemies…

Gettysburg

Reflections on Gettysburg

Hopefully my children and grandchildren will remain as free and it will be thanks to the over 1,000,000 Americans who made that possible, including the half of them slaughtered in our nation’s biggest political blunder…

Do Not Disturb White House

Dropping the Benghazi Ball

A secure phone call to the White House, possibly vetted through the national security advisor, should have followed. If it didn’t, someone was inexcusably inept…

Benghazi

Intelligence and National Security Priorities

Clearly, this administration’s reluctance to deal with the realities of Islamist fundamentalist terrorism, even under the admittedly weak description of a “War on Terror,” and its insistence that “al Qaeda is on the run,” reflect a denial of reality…

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Syria’s WMDs More Immediate Threat

A foreign ministry spokesman warned that Damascus would use these weapons against any force intervening in its civil war. NATO estimates that Syria produces several hundred tons of chemical or biological agents annually…

Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Senator John F. Kennedy

The Strategic Imperative of Security

Admissions from “the highest levels” of the U.S. government that it was party to a cyber attack on Iran risks a retaliation that could take many forms, compelling further escalation…

Israeli Flag

Israel’s Options on Iran

If the United States sits this one out, Israel may be forced to act with enormous ramifications and consequences. Such is the fallout from Washington’s strategic policy of leading from behind…