America’s Wars and the “More” Strategy

by Danny Sjursen More, more, more. I was guilty of it myself.  Commanding a small cavalry troop of about 85 soldiers in southwest Kandahar Province back in 2011, I certainly wanted and requested more: more troopers, more Special Forces advisers,… Continue Reading  

Hillary the Hawk

by Paul R. Pillar Mark Landler has an interesting extended article in the New York Times about how Hillary Clinton came to views about the use of military force that have made her, in Landler’s words, “the last true hawk… Continue Reading  

Vietnamization 2.0

by Andrew Bacevich First came Fallujah, then Mosul, and later Ramadi in Iraq.  Now, there is Kunduz, a provincial capital in northern Afghanistan.  In all four places, the same story has played out: in cities that newspaper reporters like to call… Continue Reading