Tag Archives: US military

The Benefits of the Post-American Order

The most pivotal insight for the post-American world order is that the pursuit of economic self-interest and self-preservation go hand in hand, whether at the national, regional or global level.

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Trump’s Generals Await Their Coup de Grâce

Nobody sticks around long in the Trump Administration once they cross Trump on an issue that is meaningful to him.

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Trump’s Steel Tariffs: Soft on China and Russia, Tough on Allies

Everything you always wanted to know about section 232 of the U.S. Act on steel and aluminum, but were always afraid to ask.

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Afghanistan: A Morally Corrupting War

There is no military solution to the war in Afghanistan. The solution to the debacle lies with the Afghan tribes.

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US Military: Too Much Tactics, Too Little Strategy

America and its military’s proclivity for perpetual war – and what that means for the war against Islamist terrorists.

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Defense’s Other Mega Spenders

Who are the 19 nations that spend more on defense as a share of their national economy than even the United States does?

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Counting the Troops Under Trump

How do U.S. troop numbers stack up against ally and rival nations at the start of the Trump Administration?

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The U.S. and the New “BR Index”

A close-up examination of whether the US is becoming a banana republic.

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U.S.-Iran: “Breakthrough” or Waning U.S. Power?

Obama opened lines of communications to Iran, but political pressures in Washington prevent a more substantive shift in relations.

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Treating U.S. Terror Psychosis

Has the attempted cure for 9/11 made the fear more real?

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