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The July Crisis: WWI Lessons for Gaza, Ukraine, and Iraq

The hot months of summer are always ripe for war. As battles continue today in Gaza, Syria, and Iraq and ...
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A Cure For Americas Iraq Syndrome

America finds itself sitting on the fence in the debate over the use force in not one but two conflicts: ...
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What 1914 Teaches Us About Naval Warfare Today

When we think about World War I, or “the Great War,”  we think about Flanders’ Fields, doughboys, the trenches, and the ...
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Revisiting COIN Strategies in Vietnam

That “Generals are always fighting the last war” may be true, but this is often because they are fighting a ...
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Revisiting COIN Strategies in Vietnam

That “Generals are always fighting the last war” may be true, but this is often because they are fighting a ...
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How War Has Shaped American Exceptionalism

War is the most unifying, and yet simultaneously divisive, of all human activities. Democracies justify acts of war through the ...
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The Chemical Fingerprint of Assads War Crimes

On 21 August 2013, a chemical attack killed hundreds, possibly more than a thousand, in Ghouta, a district of Damascus. ...
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Is Iraqi Kurdistan on the Verge of Statehood?

To get into Iraqi Kurdistan from Turkey by car, as I found out a few years back, requires no visa ...
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Why Urban Warfare Studies Still Matter

To paraphrase Trotsky, you may not be interested in urban warfare, but urban warfare is interested in you. At the turn ...
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Two Views of Intelligence

The purpose of intelligence is to speak truth to power. Intelligence agencies exist to provide decision-makers with absolute, unbiased facts ...