Lessons from Rhino LZ
Shortly after 9 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2001, machine-gun fire erupted on the perimeter of Camp Rhino, Afghanistan. Capt. Mike Flatten, an Air Force officer from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron,...
BY MAJ. JAMES G. YOUNG
China watchers searching for clues to Beijing’s strategic direction generally look for changes in government policy, diplomatic liaisons or force realignment. Here’s another...
By Scott j. Henderson
John Nagl, with his book “Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife,” seemed to be ahead of his time in contrasting the British and American approaches to counterinsurgency (COIN). His...
BY CAPT. ANDREW P. BETSON
What academia can do for DoD
There’s been a lot of discussion recently about the challenges faced by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as he works to manage the shrinking of the U.S. defense budget without severely...
By Chris Rohlfs
Active-duty officers have long been required to earn their joint qualifications before pinning on a flag officer’s stars; it’s time to help more reservists and guardsmen do...
By Brig. Gen. Scott D. Legwold and Lt. Col. David W. May
The danger of military success
Most American military specialists know about Stonewall Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant, but not many study the Duke of Wellington and his campaigns on the Spanish Peninsula. They should,...
BY ROBERT KILLEBREW
In a recent New York Times op-ed, Princeton Professor Aaron L. Friedberg focused on China’s asymmetric “anti-access/area-denial” strategies, operations and weapons that...
By Scott C. Truver
NATO after Libya
A year ago, in an article published at the Center for European Policy Analysis, we argued that “some voices increasingly insist that the age of Homo Atlanticus is declining. Though the...
BY DOMINIK P. JANKOWSKI AND COL. TOMASZ K. KOWALIK
To Leon Panetta for speeding up the effort to ready the Pentagon’s books for a proper audit.
JSF shines at sea
To the F-35 program for an apparently rousing start to sea trials for the Marine Corps’ B variant.