Military Deterrence

False-Flag Conspiracy Theories are Wrong, and Trump Should Strike Syria - Chemical Weapons
False-Flag Conspiracy Theories are Wrong, and Trump Should Strike Syria

If Assad is permitted to continue employing chemical weapons with impunity, he will successfully normalize them. US forces, our allies, and civilians in the region and around the world will be in great danger of becoming victims of the same.

Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review Defends America
Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review Defends America

The United States must be able to convince our adversaries that Americans have the will and capability to inflict punishment on them in response to an act of aggression such that they would not carry out the act of aggression in the first place, and so the United States won’t have to inflict the punishment it promises.

Bishops Call for Nuclear Elimination but Forget Need for Modernization and Maintenance
Bishops Call for Nuclear Elimination but Forget Need for Modernization and Maintenance

On July 6, 2017, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions issued a joint declaration calling upon the international community to “map out a credible, verifiable, and enforceable strategy for the total elimination of nuclear weapons.”

A Low Bar and High Stakes in Korea
A Low Bar and High Stakes in Korea

There are legitimate reasons to brace for the worst on the Korean Peninsula. The challenge in bracing for the worst is to not hasten the worst.

Third Offset
Losing Our Military Edge: The Need for the Third Offset Strategy

Technological advancements of American adversaries reveals an “eroding” U.S. military edge and highlights the need for the third offset strategy.

OBAMA’S RELUCTANT, SPECIOUS RETURN TO DETERRENCE
Obama’s Reluctant, Specious Return to Deterrence

The Obama administration is making some adjustments to its foreign policy approach, but not enough to deal with the challenges we face.

The Peace Negotiations Between Claudius Civilis and the Roman Captain Cerealis by Otto van Veen, 1600-1613
Shield & Sword: The Case for Military Deterrence

Some lament the fact that we live in such a violent world, but that’s precisely the point. Because we live in a violent world, governments must take steps to deter those who can be deterred—and neutralize those who cannot.