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On the Newsstand:Iraq
A peacetime America poses several transitional challenges that the federal government must confront.
What J.S. Mill would say about modern American adventurism.
A look at three important issues both parties avoided, or inadequately addressed, in their convention proceedings.
One of the most remarkable untold stories of American involvement in Iraq is coming to an end.
The disadvantages of imposing sanctions too often go unexamined.
The United States must reenergize U.S.-Turkey relations; if it does not, it runs the risk of potentially losing one of its greatest Middle Eastern allies.
Grave of the Fireflies and Apocalypse Now showed malnourished toddlers and heads on stakes; Call of Duty shows badass special ops troopers shooting terrorists and riding snowmobiles.
The title of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s memoirs–Known and Unknown–is appropriate of almost any position that requires making decisions based on predictions. In national security matters, especially during war-time as in Afghanistan and Iraq, there will be good intelligence and bad intelligence, and Clausewitz’s concept of ‘fog of war‘ can confuse even the most prescient of individuals. Rumsfeld’s memoir presents a well-researched defense of his decisions in the midst of that fog.
The former New Mexico governor and 2012 GOP presidential candidate on foreign policy