The Praetorian Guard

The real civilian-military gap is between the U.S. military's excessive influence and common sense.

William Pfaff

China: Getting the Questions Right

The usual questions about the China threat are increasingly unproductive. The authors suggest some new ones of their own.

Richard K. BettsThomas J. Christensen

Jumping to Confusions

The fall of Milosevic does not vindicate U.S. Balkans policy, and the violence in Israel does not prove Oslo was doomed to fail.

Adam Garfinkle

Nasty Little Wars

Ask the Chechen fighters--the future of war is nasty, brutish and anything but short.

Anatol Lieven

The Gap

The directors of an ambitious project on civil-military relations detail their findings and plumb the divide between soldiers and civilians.

Peter D. FeaverRichard H. Kohn

Why the Gap Matters

Bridging the gap between military officers and their civilian counterparts will be no easy task. Yet the stakes are too high to comtemplate failure.

Eliot A. Cohen

The French Position

The French, believe it or not, have their reasons for being so quarrelsome with the United States.

Philip H. Gordon