By James Jay Carafano | 10/07/13 10:49 AM
Andy Marshall is an evil genius. During the Nixon administration, he set up shop in the White House to help rethink how to deal with the Soviet menace. In 1973, he shifted to the Pentagon. There he pioneered "net assessment," a new way of thinking about military force. Measuring military...
By James Jay Carafano | 09/30/13 12:33 PM
In 1993, Iraqi dictator Sadden Hussein rejected arms inspections, and Kuwait disrupted a plot to assassinate former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. North Korea withdrew from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and proceeded to proliferate. “Ignoring how badly states treat their own people...
By James Jay Carafano | 09/23/13 08:49 AM
A world leader and brilliant diplomat. That’s how Anthony Eden saw himself. In 1956, during his second year as Britain's Prime Minister, he gave the green light to an audacious plan to topple the Egyptian government. Joining with the French, he would seize control of the Suez Canal, showing...
By James Jay Carafano | 09/14/13 06:22 PM
On June 25, 1950, the North Korean army poured across the 38th parallel. One young U.S. lieutenant, eying the enemy horde’s advance, turned to his seasoned sergeant and asked, “What do we do, Sarge?” The reply, “Sir, I don’t know what you are going to do, but I am going to run.”
By James Jay Carafano | 09/09/13 06:37 AM
They called them isolationists. In 1941, “America First” was a powerful political movement in the United States, firmly opposed to U.S. entry into World War II. Its leadership included American heroes like Charles Lindbergh. Its grassroots organizers included young up-and-comers like Yale...
By James Jay Carafano | 09/01/13 06:24 PM
While Iran has a new president, it’s the same old regime. And the primary diplomatic goal of Tehran’s leadership—to break through the economic sanctions that are undermining its economic viability—remains unchanged.
By James Jay Carafano | 08/26/13 09:25 AM
In his dealings with Egypt, President Obama has had more than a few Neville Chamberlain moments of his own, confusing high-sounding words with action and doing exactly the wrong thing at virtually every critical turning point in the Arab Spring.
By James Jay Carafano | 08/16/13 01:30 PM
Generals don't talk like diplomats. Generals tend to be frank and practical. Sometimes a brief "military-to-military" exchange is more productive than an extended presidential summit. Hopefully, this was the case last week when Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with...
By James Jay Carafano | 08/09/13 10:20 AM
While it is always wise to press for peace, Secretary of State John Kerry should remember that bad diplomacy can bring very bad outcomes.
By James Jay Carafano | 08/04/13 06:05 PM
In World War II, America had to figure out how to fight a two-front war. Today, the U.S. is a global power. To protect its global interests, Washington must figure out how to deal with security threats on virtually every continent.
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