Fall 1994


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Reviews and Essays

Preserving the Well-Bred Horse

Skepticism ought to greet the revelation that the American military establishment has uncovered a new Rosetta Stone that bids fair to transform the subject of their profession.

Andrew J. Bacevich

No End of a Lesson

Should American military leaders devote themselves to controlling the chaos let loose by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, or should they prepare for larger and longer term threats?

Thomas Donnelly

Beyond Bolivar

Just why is Latin America the way it is? Indeed why is it not like anywhere else? The questions are addressed by three Latin American authors.

Defending the Lucky Country

The conundrums of Australian strategy are long-term concerns, and ones of which the Australians are quite aware. With regard to defense policy, as with other aspects of its national existence, Australia remains the lucky country, but one whose luc

Eliot A. Cohen

The Op-Ed History of America

Many American policymakers and scholars believe they have learned the lessons of nineteenth and twentieth-century history for U.S. foreign policy. Three such "lessons" dominate discussion: the Lesson of American Development; the Lesson of the Pax

Michael Lind

A Bad Rehearsal

Over the years many details of the tragedy of Operation Tiger have seeped out, but mysteries remain.

J. Burke Wilkinson

Cavalry to Computer: The Pattern of Military Revolutions

The lessons of earlier revolutions seem to contradict much of the conventional wisdom with respect to the United States' prospective competitive military position. In a revolutionary epoch, long-term U.S. military dominance is not preordained

Andrew F. Krepinevich

Pamela's Progress

As Christopher Ogden makes clear, Pamela Harriman  was much more than a glittering jewel adorning the veneer of high politics. She had political convictions, and what is more, political talents, of her own.

David Levy

Wyatt Usurped

It is hard now for any director to have as foursquare a vision of civilization as John Ford did. Many contemporary directors have tried to revive the Western but they tend to get whipsawed by conflicting cultural vectors.