Tag Archives: COIN

The Afghan Withdrawal: A Receding American Imperium

Dr. David Petraeus isn’t the sole authority or executor for the “Iraqi Surge”, Fredrick W. Kagan at the American Enterprise Institute had a major share in the restoration of the American threat deterrent by strengthening the application of policy oversight. … Continue reading

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Iraq: In Retrospect

The canard that Iraq was a poorly conceived, executed endeavor that proved harmful to strategic U.S. interests is an insight that may be historically if myopically correct, yet completely misplaced.  Gone is the mention of numerously failed U.N. Resolutions; Saddam … Continue reading

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The Folly of Elites at Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations is another anachronistic institution whose ties to monolithic liberalism is rendering itself obsolete in our present age of digital revolution. This is a sad state of affairs given this nations need for clarity of purpose … Continue reading

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The New Wiseman: Informed Critics Of Afpak Strategy

Decades ago Washington insiders always spoke reverently about the need for any President to have a ‘wise man’ continuously informing and constraining the President’s policy options:  Roosevelt had Hopkins, Truman had Acheson, Kennedy had Macmillian.  Today’s President either arrives into … Continue reading

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