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Let’s Talk Seriously About Afghanistan

March 2018

by Amb. Michael W. Cotter (ret.) The media is full of information about the conflict in Afghanistan. Some of the coverage supports the Trump administration’s plan to increase the U.S. military presence in that country; some of it is opposed. … Read more

India’s Wars

April 2017

Review by Jon Dorschner India’s Wars (A Military History 1947- 1971) by Arjun Subramaniam, Harper Collins India: New York, 2016, ISBN 978-93-5177-749-6, 576 pp., $39.99 (Softcover). Since I was teaching at West Point, it has struck me that there are a … Read more

No Exit from Pakistan

March 2014

Review by Donald Camp No Exit from Pakistan: America’s Tortured Relationship with Islamabad by Daniel S. Markey, Cambridge University Press, 2013, ISBN-13: 978-1107623590, 253 pp., $71.16 (Hardcover), $25.19 (Paperback), $12.49 (Kindle). There is much to ponder in this well-written and … Read more

Obama and China’s Rise

June 2012

Review by Donald Camp
Obama and China’s Rise: An Insider’s Account of America’s Asia Strategy by Jeff Bader, Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, ISBN-13: 978-0815722427, 2012. 171 pp.

Somewhere in France, Somewhere in Germany

January 2012

Review by James Abrahamson
Somewhere in France, Somewhere in Germany: A Combat Soldier’s Journey through the Second World War. By Francis P. Sempa. (Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books, 2011. Pp. x, 102.

Gaddafi Had His Chance

November 2011

by Robert Earle In early May my friend Blakely said that he had been contacted by a third party representing Moammar Gaddafi’s most influential son, Saif al-Islam. Saif al-Islam wanted to convey a message to Washington through unofficial channels, and … Read more

Retirement from Iraq—When?

March 2008

by Henry E. Mattox Many Americans hoped and even expected that American military withdrawal from Iraq would be well underway by now, but instead we had the “surge.” Looking back to the time of U.S. emergence as a world power, … Read more