Mapping new wars: A rebuttal to ‘Blood borders’
The plan of the Bush administration to install democratic, secular, pro-American regimes in the Middle East is fast unraveling. It is a classic example of “blowback,” where your...
By Joseph E. Fallon
Rebels and religion
How long will you sleep? How long until you wake up to Allah’s will? Rise up and fight Allah’s fight! The time is now! The evil-doers must pay
even if there are but three of...
By Ralph Peters
Big nations, small wars
Pitch large, powerful armies against substantially smaller, weaker enemies and the result can be the David vs. Goliath effect.
The indirect approach
When it comes to winning small wars, air power is more than putting steel on target. Air Force strategic thinking continues to be grounded in a theory of strategic attack that fails to...
BY CAPT. JOHN W. BELLFLOWER
In this issue
History constantly reminds that in warfare, almost nothing is genuinely new, and lessons learned from centuries past are as valid as those garnered from today’s fight.
At a seminar on the subject of NATO and its further evolution, the basic premise was that the global situation had changed significantly and NATO must adjust if we are to succeed...
By Lt. Col. Mike Bullock, Canadian Forces
The NCW illusion
Proponents of network-centric warfare (NCW) envision the future war as fought by small, geographically dispersed and highly deployable forces operating offensively, in parallel and...
By Milan Vego
TO BROADCASTER AND AUTHOR BILL MOYERS
For his lecture on the “Meaning of Freedom” at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Moyers’ impressive speech, both thought-provoking and deeply moving, deserves...
TO THE IRAQ STUDY GROUP FOR GETTING LOST IN
Iraq and coming out pointing fingers at our Israel-Palestinian policy. According to the report, the U.S. cannot achieve its goals in the Middle East unless it deals directly with the...