US Military

The Decline of Deterrence

Deterrence is built over decades, but can crumble in an instant. And that instant is now.

Commerce Protection and the Navy’s Raison D’être

America, as a maritime nation, has always needed a navy to protect our interests across the seas

Obstacles to Peace in Ukraine: President Biden and Mr. Trump

America never recognized the USSR’s occupation of the Baltics, but didn’t let it derail our diplomacy. This should be our approach with Ukraine and Crimea.

Cluster Munitions and the Moral High Ground

The use of cluster munitions is not inherently immoral.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Subtext: Science-Fiction as a Guide to China’s Military Future, Part Two

How might Cixin Liu’s Three-Body Problem trilogy of novels reveal plans for China’s desired future military expansion – to infinity and beyond?

Literary Devices: Science-Fiction as a Guide to China’s Military Future, Part 1

Sci-fi has often enabled writers to fight the wars of tomorrow – today! But what do such stories tell us about potential 21st-century conflicts involving China?

Words of War

A profile of Ukraine’s 68th Jaeger Brigade

Steering the Ship of State

The Biden administration and the permanent bureaucracy are chained to an idea of foreign affairs that fails to protect American interests in an era of Great Power conflict.

Quality vs Quantity in Military Production

History shows that a high-end weapon system, alone on the battlefield, can be outmatched and overtaken by lesser systems.

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