Cause for relief
We are now more than six years into a war that spans the globe. American forces are engaged on the land, from the sea and from the air, around the planet. More than 1.6 million service...
BY LT. COL. ROBERT L. BATEMAN
No ticket home
TO EXECS AT ATA AIRLINES, for pulling the plug on military transport operations without regard for troops left stranded in Kuwait. When ATA ceased operations within 24 hours of filing for...
TO DEFENSE SECRETARY ROBERT GATES, who, in his lecture to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on April 21, endorsed the Army’s open mindedness in permitting officers to publish...
TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT, for its contrary Iran policy. State officials say they are committed to a diplomatic solution to pressure Iran to change its behavior on the nuclear issue. But the...
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MAJ. DUSTIN MITCHELL RESPONDS TO “NEW ANSWERS TO HARD QUESTIONS” BY 1ST LT. BRIAN DROHAN AND LT. COL. JOHN NAGL, APRIL AFJ (http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/2008/04/3392447)
ROBERT KILLEBREW served more than 30 years in the Army |and is a former Army War College instructor.
BY COL. ROBERT KILLEBREW (RET.)
The counterterrorism paradox
Almost seven years after the 9/11 attacks, the primary military manifestations of America’s global war on terrorism are the seemingly interminable campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan....
BY BRIAN BURTON
Throughout the history of warfare, it has been common knowledge that leadership can have crucial effects on battlefield success. During pre-industrial-era warfare, the measure of a...
BY MAJ. DAVID F. BIGELOW
Beyond the joint force
It is early 2012, and six months have passed since the death of North Korean tyrant Kim Jong Il. The Korean People’s Army is clearly on the move, but American intelligence officials...
BY CHRISTOPHER GRIFFIN
An odd prescription
The House Armed Services Committee, chaired by the venerable and serious Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., established a panel in 2007 to look at the military’s roles and missions.
BY SETH CROPSEY
From red to green
When studying the rise of global jihadism, one often sees the term “Islamofascism.” This label is not very workable and emerges not so much as an explanatory model but as a way...
BY DMITRY SHLAPENTOKH
Flashpoint: The not-so-final frontier
China destroyed one of its own aging, low-Earth-orbit (LEO) weather satellites last winter while it was circling at 500 miles above the planet, using a ground-based, direct ascent...
BY PETER BROOKES
A manly Air Force
While the Air Force fleet is aging, manpower is being cut and I see pilots leaving active duty in alarming num¬bers, she’s worried about using the word “wingman.”...
Israel’s operational intermediate-range ballistic missiles have a range of about 3,000 kilometers, or much more using fractional orbit delivery. He also stated that a single nuclear...
The case for carriers
THANK YOU FOR CMDR. JERRY HENDRIX’S THOUGHT-PROVOKING ARTICLE “CARRIED AWAY” [March]. A few comments:
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Viewed through the looking glass of history, there has been a curious shift in the relationship between American presidents and their wartime generals: The former no longer fire the latter.