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The All-Volunteer Force at 50

Is America’s military capable of fighting the next war?

US Intelligence Fomenting Overseas Protests?

A 34-year CIA officer’s thoughts.

When Autocrats Get Desperate

Autocrats facing defeat have all kinds of counterproductive, dangerous ideas.

Russia’s Brain Drain

Intellectuals are fleeing as Soviet-style censorship returns.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Wins Nobel Peace Prize

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureate comes from a part of the world that most people almost never think about.

Pentagon Needs a New Pitch

Matt Bernius and I collaborated on an essay for Defense One.

Senate Approves Bill Requiring Women To Register For The Draft

The Senate has passed an amendment to a military spending bill that would require women to register for the draft.

Army And Marine Chiefs: Women Should Be Required To Register For Draft Just Like Men

The Army Chief of Staff and Commandant of the Marine Corps told Congress that women should be required to register for the draft just like men are.

The Dumbest Argument for Restoring the Draft Yet

Dana Milbank offers a nonsensical reason for denying our youth the freedom to choose their own path.

Review: Bacevich’s Breach of Trust

My review of Andrew Bacevich’s latest book, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country.

No, We Don’t Need To Bring Back The Draft

Once again, a pundit has come up with the boneheaded idea of reinstating the draft.

Memorial Day Should Be Sacred Even When You Oppose War

Political disagreements about war are no reason to dismiss the sacrifices of those who have died for our country.

The End Of The Draft

Draft Debate Redux

Three Year Rule?

Chicken Hawks II

What about Cheney

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