William Safire observes that our swift victory in Iraq is already having positive effects with other rogue regimes, notably Syria, North Korea, and China. Frederick the Great’s classic line, “Diplomacy without armaments is like music without instruments” continues to be true.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.