My latest for The National Interest takes a contrarian view on the new National Defense Strategy.
My latest for The National Interest, “How Trump’s National Security Strategy Breaks with the Past,” has posted.
Early panic over the Brexit referendum was an overreaction. It’s time for statesmanship.
My latest for War on The Rocks, “Professional Military Education and the Rigor Problem, has posted.
My latest for RealClearDefense, “The Forgotten Veterans of Desert Storm,” has posted. The headline belies the argument.
Last week, War on The Rocks published my essay with James Weirick entitled “SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE MILITARY AND THE UNLAWFUL COMMAND INFLUENCE CATCH-22.” They followed it with a response by Charlie Dunlap, formerly the number two lawyer in the Air Force, titled “CIVILIANIZING MILITARY JUSTICE? SORRY, IT CAN’T — AND SHOULDN’T — WORK.” Yesterday […]
A controversial article arguing prominent war critics should be targeted as enemy combatants is worth discussing.
My latest for War on The Rocks, “The Inter-Service Wars Are Looking Like Calvinball,” has posted.
I was on yesterday afternoon’s edition of Federal News Radio’s “In Depth” with Francis Rose discussing my recent piece in The National Interest on military retirement reform.
This past week’s episode of Politinerds featured our first return guest, Andrew Malcom, currently writing at Investors Business Daily and previously at The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and several other publications over the years. We last had Andrew on nearly two months ago, and even an extended show didn’t give us enough […]
This weeks episode of Politinerds featured an interview with David Weigel, currently a political reporter at Bloomberg News, and previously with Slate, The Washington Post, Reason magazine, and a host of other publications. We covered several topics with Dave, ranging from issues about how a reporter’s political opinions should impact their reporting, the role of […]
The week’s episode of Poitinerds features another special guest, Jake Tapper, host of CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper and before that White House Correspondent for ABC News. Jazz Shaw and I talk with Jake about his career in journalism, what it’s like to host a daily news show in an era of fast breaking […]
Another commentary on the National Security Strategy, this one at The Hill.
The first installment of my analysis of the National Security Strategy.
My latest for The National Interest, “Obama’s Paris Blunder: Part of a Much Bigger Problem,” has posted.
On this week’s episode of Politinerds, Jazz Shaw and I interview Congressman Richard Hanna, a Republican representing New York’s 22nd Congressional District, a District in Central New York State that stretches from the southeastern shore of Lake Ontario south to the New York-Pennsylvania border south of Binghamtom. Congressman Hanna has been in office since being […]
I’m happy to announce that going forward, I’ll be co-hosting a podcast at Vigilant Liberty Radio called Politinerds with friend and fellow blogger Jazz Shaw of Hot Air. While we’ll likely hit on current events quite a lot in the weeks and months going forward, as Jazz notes, we’re aiming for something just a little […]
The abrupt departure of Chuck Hagel says much more about Administration policy than it does about Chuck Hagel.
My latest for RealClearDefense: “Senator Walsh’s Unrepresentative Black Mark on Professional Military Education”
My latest for War on the Rocks: “Don’t Believe Everything You Read in the Papers.”
My latest for The National Interest, “Europe’s Free Ride on the American-Defense Gravy Train,” has posted.
My latest collaboration with Butch Bracknell, “Ahmed Abu Khattala and the Miranda-Rights Question,” has posted in The National Interest.
My latest for The Hill, co-authored with Butch Bracknell: “Explaining the Sinclair demotion.”
My latest for The National Interest, “Neoconservatives, the Iraq Debate and Ad Hominem Attacks,” has posted.
My latest for The Hill, “Why all VA executives are above average,” has posted.
Retired Marine lawyer Butch Bracknell and I tackle the subject for The Hill.
My latest for War on the Rocks, “HAGEL: CLIMBING OUT FROM UNDER THE BUS,” has posted.
My first piece for The Hill, “Crimea is not Armageddon,” posted this morning.
Poking the eye of the institution that passes your budget is a bold choice.
My latest for The National Interest, “The U.S. Military’s Ethics Crisis,” has posted.
Just posted at The New York Times is today’s “Room For Debate” section on the subject: Should Governor Christie Step Down? I was asked to contribute and my piece, hot off the presses with revisions made while Governor Christie was still conducting his two-hour press conference can be found here. I’ll have a longer post on the press […]
Without hard choices on pay and benefits, the Pentagon will have to make big cuts in readiness.
My review of Andrew Bacevich’s latest book, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country.
My latest for The National Interest, “The Military and the Shutdown: Assessing the Damage,” is out.
My latest for Defense One, “The Army’s Misguided Crackdown on Tattoos,” has posted.
My latest for The Atlantic, “It Isn’t the Military’s Place to Weigh In on the Syria Debate,” has posted.
President Obama’s plans in Syria are as unclear as they were before he spoke last night.
Joshua Foust and I discuss Chelsea Manning and other issues for BloggingHeadsTV.