The Army, On a Budget
As I finished writing the article “In the Army Now” (for the September/October 2010 issue of American Interest), I was literally en route to a year-long assignment in Afghanistan as part of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force. The mission I joined was a daunting one to execute: a vigorous counterinsurgency strategy in a theater that […]
Our Pacific Predicament
If America isn’t careful, rising nationalisms in China and Japan may “pivot” it into a strategic typhoon.
Nice Things about Detroit
It’s not easy to find a silver lining in Detroit’s dramatic decline, but some intrepid optimists still battle the storm.
The Great Migration
Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns analyzes the American social revolution we never discuss.
There was a time when writers found deep meaning in the sport of boxing. Are those days gone for good?
The dissipation and ego that were Norman Mailer’s life have now sired lesser children.
The Unreal Thing
The question of authenticity has occupied some of the subtlest minds of the last century. Andrew Potter thinks the whole effort is a hoax.
In the Army Now
The Army’s reluctant embrace of counterinsurgency and stability operations is the right choice. Now comes the hard part: to institutionalize it.
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