General Petraeus and the Question of Torture

September 15, 2021

The end of the US engagement in Afghanistan has produced a moment of reckoning for the nation. Everything to do with that war will inevitably be reviewed by commentators. Its origins in the 9/11 attacks of 2001 are already the focus of everyone’s attention. So is its crucial role as the intended...

In Conversation With General David Petraeus

March 22, 2021

General David Petraeus, the former CIA director, lays out his vision for US foreign policy, identifying the key threats to world order and how America and its allies can tackle them head on.

The US Has a New Strategy for War

November 01, 2018

The generals in the US are getting high on their intense new strategies of warfare. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. The news cycle thrives on suspense. It starts with the ongoing drama pitting nation against region (Brexit), moves on to newly-elected presidents opposing dissent but in...

David Petraeus Finally Answers His Own Question 

October 31, 2017

With the war on terror slowly becoming a generational conflict, are America's generals taking pages out of Nixon's playbook?  It took 14 years, but now we have an answer. It was March 2003, the invasion of Iraq was underway, and Major General David Petraeus was in command of the 101st...