Tag: Warfare

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“It is interesting to hear certain kinds of people insist that the citizen cannot fight the government. This would have been news to the men of Lexington and Concord, as well as the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan. The citizen most certainly can fight the government, and usually wins when he tries. Organized national armies are useful […]

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Despite having been involved in dozens of kinetic conflicts over the past three-quarters of a century, the United States has not actually declared war on another nation since 1942, and it seems entirely possible we shall never do so again. Some combination of residual horror over the World Wars of the twentieth century; the realization […]

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Quote of the Day: Propaganda

 

“Never believe all your own side’s propaganda, but don’t start believing the enemy’s.” – Unknown (heard from David Weber)

I have to apologize, as this quote is based on my recollection, which may be inexact. My apologies. That said, I heard this or something close to it at a panel on military science fiction.

Richard Epstein analyzes Donald Trump’s recent gambits on North Korea and Iran, contrasts the Trump Administration’s approach to foreign policy with the Obama Administration’s, and explains how contract theory should inform negotiations with Pyongyang.

Victor Davis Hanson looks at the the threat North Korea poses to the US and our Asian allies, explains how 30 years of bipartisan failures led us to this point, and describes the horrors that would accompany a war on the Korean Peninsula.

The Strategika Podcast: Tom Donnelly on the Perils of Techno-Optimism in Warfare

 

In this installment of the Strategika podcast, I talk to Tom Donnelly, co-director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, about the efforts in recent decades to substitute technology for manpower in military affairs. Tom cautions that the West may have become too seduced by the desire to wage antiseptic warfare — and that the consequences could be perilous. Listen in below or subscribe to Strategika through iTunes or your favorite podcast app.