Infinite War

U.S. Marines in live-fire training in Jordan (Department of Defense)

by Andrew Bacevich “The United States of Amnesia.” That’s what Gore Vidal once called us. We remember what we find it convenient to remember and forget everything else. That forgetfulness especially applies to the history of others. How could theirpast, way… Continue Reading  

Aleppo and 1914

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by Paul R. Pillar The centenary in 2014 of the outbreak of World War I elicited comparisons between the circumstances of the European crisis that touched off that horrendous conflict and conditions that surround current international conflicts. Many such comparisons… Continue Reading  

On WWI Centenary, Will Congress Repeat the Blunders of Russia and Germany?

Ferninand-WWI-Sarajevo

by Jim Lobe In just a week, 2014 will dawn upon us, and, as we approach the mid-year mark, the number of op-eds, retrospectives, and documentaries about the Great War that broke out 100 years before, will likely be overwhelming.… Continue Reading