October 4, 2013  

Back to ‘Back to Reality’ | Redefining just war | Turkey’s Chinese defenses

Proceedings has a thoughtful response to “Back to Reality: Why Land Power Trumps in the National Rebalance Toward Asia” (AFJ, May 2013).

At the new Just Security site, David Luban argues that the Syrian civil war, and the international response, is redefining the principles of “just war.”

We’re throwing this in just because it’s so baffling: NATO ally Turkey is buying its new long-range air-defense system from China. (Defense News)

Warlord’s Quote of the Day

“Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” — Mao Tse-tung, Problems of War and Strategy

Contributed by Jill Hazelton, a professor at Rochester University who completed her dissertation at Brandeis University on counterinsurgency success and failure. From a list compiled by the Warlord Loop, a private email forum for national security experts.

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