It is not really news that Victor Davis Hanson has written another outstanding and eye-opening book. He has done that before and repeatedly, on a variety of subjects. The subject of his latest book, “The Savior Generals” is given in the subtitle: “How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost– From Ancient Greece to [...]
Foreign Policy, War and Peace, Terrorism, National Security
Whatever Barack Obama’s words, his deeds have been directed less toward stopping Iran from going nuclear than they have been toward stopping Israel from stopping Iran from going nuclear.
Should we be surprised that the Iraqi government has increasingly come to pay more attention to what Iran wants than to what Washington wants?
According to The Wall Street Journal, Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel, during his hearings, had to backtrack on an especially embarrassing assertion that Iran’s rulers are “legitimate” and “elected.” Hagel would never have said these things if he didn’t mean them. The question is, why would he consider — even for a moment — [...]
From forcing Americans into the enslavement of the medical profession, which is being accomplished by the man who defeated her and conferred her current diplomatic status, to leading what may be the worst foreign policy in American history, with major progression toward nuclear weapons by our arch-enemies, Hillary Clinton, despite her facade of competence, is a failure and a fraud in every respect.
Barack Obama wants to appoint an anti-gay former U.S. Senator, Chuck Hagel, as the next Defense Secretary. Back in the Clinton Administration, Hagel opposed the appointment of an openly gay man to be ambassador to Luxembourg. At the time, Hagel said: “They [ambassadors] are representing America. They are representing our lifestyle, our values, our standards. [...]
The loss of a Navy SEAL who was killed last week while rescuing an American doctor held prisoner in Afghanistan underscores that the U.S. military action in Islamicist Asia is based on selflessness, not on U.S. self-interest. The SEAL’s name is Nicolas D. Checque. He was 28 years old. He came from Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Nicolas reportedly [...]
A strong country militarily and defense-wise presupposes a strong country economically. Simply put: There is no way to fund a system of defense without a strong, vibrant private economy. A strong and vibrant economy presupposes rational economic policies. Rational economic polices in the present era would include: Cutting taxes across the board; cutting or eliminating [...]
The last engaging book I read on the means and ends of warfare before John Lewis’s was a 2009 abridged version of Winston Churchill’s The River War, originally published in 1899. Its original, full title included An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan. The term “reconquest” was misleading, because the Sudan had never [...]
The military policy of the United States has been governed by altruism since at least World War I, when Herbert Croly, the proto-fascist and Progressive writer, advocated that America involve itself in that war as a “tonic of a serious moral adventure.” The shocking news is that, if an American soldier murdered sixteen Afghani citizens [...]