Back to reality
The American Army is an organization in search of a strategic purpose. American conventional involvement in the war in Afghanistan is drawing to a close, the security establishment has...
By Maj. Robert M. Chamberlain
The pit and the pendulum
In Edgar AllAn Poe’s short story “The Pit and the Pendulum,” an unnamed protagonist avoids a fatal fall only to find himself in deadly danger from a swinging blade....
By Charles D. Allen
Conundrum in the Sahel
With America’s war in Iraq officially over and the one in Afghanistan drawing to a close, U.S. strategists must resist the temptation to refocus funds and national attention away from...
By Col. John C. Case
Help others, help ourselves
The Army, with its long history of security force assistance to Pacific Rim nations and a wealth of new knowledge born of war in the Middle East, should improve and increase SFA operations...
By Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown and Maj. Brennan F. Cook