• The Only Way to End ‘Endless War’

    by Stephen Wertheim

    To get serious about stopping endless war, American leaders must do what they most resist: end America’s commitment to armed supremacy and embrace a world of pluralism and peace.

  • The History of Deterrence and Its Current Decline

    by Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr.

    Since WWII, the United States has put deterrence at the core of its defense strategy. Now technological and geographical changes might change that. 

  • Autopilot Wars

    by Andrew J. Bacevich

    Sixteen Years, But Who’s Counting?

  • The Hazards of Military Worship

    by Major Danny Sjursen

    Everyone loves the troops and their generals, but history indicates that military advice isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

  • How We Got Here

    by Danny Sjursen

    The Misuse of American Military Power and The Middle East in Chaos

  • How Military Service Changes You

    by Vaughn Davis Bornet

    “Military service had its effect on me, that’s for sure. Over time, if you join up, it will almost inevitably have an easily noticeable effect on your perceptions of reality.”

  • America's New Military Mystique

    by Nan Levinson

    We embrace the idea of an all-powerful military because at a time when the world seems such a fragile and hostile place, if even our military won’t keep us safe, who will?

  • The Tragedy of the American Military

    by James Fallows

    " [The] reverent but disengaged attitude toward the military—we love the troops, but we’d rather not think about them—has become so familiar that we assume it is the American norm. But it is not."