On Banana Republics

CENTCOM Commander General Joseph Votel (C) inspects troops with President Donald Trump (L) during Trump's February visit to CENTCOM HQ at MacDill Air Force Base

by Gordon Adams In the presidential campaign of 1992, then-candidate Bill Clinton thought it helpful to enlist retired military officers to “validate” his defense views. Given the false but widespread view at the time that Democrats were “weak on defense,”… Continue Reading  

A Case for Demilitarizing the Military

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by Gregory Foster Item: Two U.S. Navy patrol boats, with 10 sailors aboard, “stray” into Iranian territorial waters, and are apprehended and held by Iranian revolutionary guards, precipitating a 24-hour international incident involving negotiations at the highest levels of government… Continue Reading