Why not to attack Syria….
Seemingly the only person that wants to is Barack Obama. Why? Who knows? There are rumors about going “off teleprompter”, but who cares. We are going to kill thousands of people because one person made a mistake and decided to say something unplanned? FYI: this isn’t American credibility at stake. It’s HIS. That’s his concern. Not giving authorization if you don’t believe in it means | Read More »
The Ethics of Unmanned Warfare and the Truman Conundrum
The first instance of weapons of the computer age for many was the grainy nosecone pictures produced by American smart bombs striking Iraqi targets in 1991. The images left many amazed and asking the question, “do we [mankind] really have the technology to do that?” Lurch forward another ten years to the use of drone aircraft in the Afghan War. The euphoria is over. The | Read More »
U.S. Military Strategy and Understanding Terrorism and Insurgency
There is a fundamental problem with American foreign and military policy concerning terrorism. American military strategists and policymakers fail to acknowledge the true strategic and tactical nature of terrorist groups and insurgencies. Many in the upper echelons of the U.S. government attempted to address the insurgency in Iraq and al Qaeda as if they were conventional forces. This resulted in abysmal returns. The last two | Read More »
The Next American Crusade: The U.S. Military Campaign in Africa
Despite upcoming deep cuts to the Pentagon’s budget, the United States has embarked on a military campaign in Africa. Confidential sources inside AFRICOM (the United States military’s Africa Command) spoke of a large increase of materials and manpower making its way to Africa in early 2011. The past year saw a very quiet and concerted effort on the part of the administration to continue the | Read More »
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