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Leaders in Transition

American national security policy is in a time of transition. The wind-down of the war in Iraq and the continued ...
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As the Smoke Clears: Tobacco and the US Military

Consider for a moment that at least 108 million people (military and civilian) were killed in all the wars of ...
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ISIS Is an Existential Threat, but Not to the West

The word ‘existential’ aptly entered the English lexicon in 1941, when borders, governments, peoples and democracy itself were all having ...
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War Is Extinct, and We Miss It! Part 3: What ...

The future of war is bleak and uncertain, but the future of violence is assured. The worldwide growing gap between ...
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War Is Extinct, and We Miss It! Part 2: Why ...

Big war is winnable, but we do not know if or when we have won a small war. America has ...
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War Is Extinct, and We Miss It! Part 1: What ...

America’s most successful wars were fought to enforce diplomacy with foreign governments that had a central decision-making entity. Those wars ...
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Why Are God, Jehovah and Allah Taking All the Blame?

In a recent article for Cicero, Forest Grace claimed that monotheistic Western religions (which he defined as Islam, Judaism and Christianity) are inherently ...
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Women in Combat: Why Now, Whats Next

The Secretary of Defense has spoken. More than two centuries of male-only combat arms in the United States military have ...
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Why Are the Religions of the West so Violent?

As religious conflicts continue to escalate in the world, one cannot help but concede that mankind really has not improved ...
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A New Image for an Old al-Qaeda

Over three decades, al-Qaeda has undergone a number of changes.  Faced by an alliance of powerful governments and ISIS, another ...