An unpersuasive argument that America's civilian-military gap is widening—and sucking us into war.
FDR masterfully maneuvered the United States into the Second World War without appearing to do so. His corps of envoys and advisers did little to shape the agenda of a strategic and political mastermind.
The British generals who lost the American Revolution were hardly incompetent fools.
The maritime services are under growing strain. But is there really no alternative to U.S. sea hegemony in the same form we have seen it in since 1945?
The general was an innovative thinker in the midst of major changes in the Army.
How the deadly offshoot of the infamous terror group got its start.
Tom Ricks thinks we don’t make generals like we used to. He may be right.
Why has there been no World War III? A new tome probes the Cold War policy most relevant to this puzzle—Eisenhower’s doctrine of “massive retaliation” threatening a nuclear response against conventional threats.
Has Israel’s military elite distorted Israeli politics—and rendered peace impossible—through its aggressive view of the world?
From his mercurial personality to his delusions of aptitude in the political realm to his catastrophic diplomatic appointment, a new book provides a thorough account of Kennedy’s life and all of its many highs and lows.