Is the Pentagon’s “Overmatch” Strategy Matchless?

February 20, 2019

The White House has a goal and the Pentagon, a program built on the monopolistic notion of competing in an unfair fight. In an article for The Nation, Defense Correspondent Michael Klare reveals and explains in detail the “new grand strategy” shared by the Trump administration and the...

James Mattis: Who Will Keep Trump in Check Now?

December 23, 2018

Can America’s democratic institutions — Congress, courts and the media — constrain Donald Trump and ensure the survival and continued prosperity of the world’s oldest democracy? Rational observers, US allies and even America’s adversaries are left to wonder where President Donald...

Jim Mattis: The US Doesn’t Have a Choice

November 23, 2018

In Trump’s dangerous world, according to Jim Mattis, all blemishes are created equal but some are more equal than others. As a loyal member of President Donald Trump’s team, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis explains the terrible constraints imposed on the president concerning his choice of...

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...

Trump’s Enablers Should Be Shamed Out of Public Life

October 23, 2017

The evidence is in: The "adults in the room" at the White House have enabled Trump's worst impulses, not checked them. In the middle of September, Harvard University announced that it was inviting two controversial new fellows to the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School: former Trump...