The US Cult of Bombing and Endless War

This country’s propensity for believing that its ability to rain hellfire from the sky provides a winning methodology for its wars has proven to be a fantasy of our age. Whether in Korea in the early 1950s, Vietnam in the 1960s, or more recently in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, the...

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American Empire Killed the Prospect of Peace

Here’s the question, though: Why have all the American wars of this century gone down in flames and what in the world have our leaders learned from such repetitive failures? The evidence before our eyes suggests that, when it comes to our senior military leaders at least, the answer would...

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The WWI Lessons We Haven’t Learned

The outbreak of that war in 1914 took many contemporaries by surprise. That it would last four years, when leaders promised a quick victory, was another shock. That advanced machine guns and artillery would make mincemeat of formidable infantry and armor, killing some 11 million persons, was the biggest surprise...

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