Why does the U.S. have such a staggering record of failure? We don’t.

I came upon this little gem this morning through a link from Doctrine Man (@Doctrine_Man) on Twitter. Harlan Ullman, Arnaud deBorchgrave Distinguished Columnist no less, points out quite accurately that U.S. military adventures since 1945 have not resulted in the sort of Appomattox/rail car at Compiegne/Deck of the Missouri moments of triumph that Americans see …

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Review – The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century

The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century by Colonel Thomas X. Hammes, USMC Paperback, 321 pages. Published 2006 by Zenith Press. ISBN: 978-0-7603-2407-3 Written as the Iraq war was careening off a cliff and published in 2006, just before President Bush's decision to "surge" in Iraq, The Sling and the Stone …

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Review – Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers

Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers By Richard E. Neustadt and Ernest R. May Paperback, 329 pages. Published 1986 by The Free Press. ISBN: 0-02-922791-7 I first read Neustadt and May's book as a student at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, I think on the recommendation of Dr. …

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