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  1. Accidents
    Clinton and the Troops
    Chronicles, May 1996, p. 40
  2. [+]
    America Unbounded (Review)
    Present Dangers, by Robert Kagan and William Kristol
    1. Present Dangers by Robert Kagan and William Kristol
    First Things, March 2001, pp. 51-52
  3. American Empire (2002)
    The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy
    9 Reviews, 3 Readable
  4. American Military Policy in Small Wars (1988)
    The Case of El Salvador
    1 Review
  5. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    The American Political Tradition (2 Reviews)
    The Good Fight, by Peter Beinart
    1. The Good Fight by Peter Beinart
    2. Overthrow by Stephen Kinzer
    The Nation, July 17, 2006, pp. 23-25
  6. Appetite for Destruction
    America externalizes the price of its profligacy by redefining freedom as the right to ...
    The American Conservative, September 8, 2008, pp. 18-24
  7. [+]
    Army Aunts (Review)
    The Mission, by Dana Priest
    1. The Mission by Dana Priest
    National Review, April 21, 2003, p. 49
  8. Army of One
    General David Petraeus may be the best man for the job in Iraq. But he's not enough
    The New Republic, August 6, 2007, pp. 25-30
  9. Bad Medicine for Biological Terror
    Orbis, Spring 2000, pp. 221-236
  10. Balkan Ghosts
    Mistakes of the Clinton team, mistakes of the Bush team
    National Review, April 21, 2003, pp. 28-29
  11. Books
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    Banal and Dubious (2 Reviews)
    Winning Ugly, by Ivo H. Daalder and Michael E. O'Hanlon
    1. Winning Ugly by Ivo H. Daalder and Michael E. O'Hanlon
    2. Virtual War by Michael Ignatieff
    The National Interest, Fall 2000, pp. 94-97
  12. Bases of Debate
    America in Central Asia
    The National Interest, Summer 2002, pp. 39-54
  13. Battle Wary
    The Clinton adminstration seems to have forgotten that the threat of force only works i...
    The New Republic, May 25, 1998, pp. 19-20
  14. Books, Arts & Manners
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    Birth of a Nation (Review)
    Founding Father, by Richard Brookhiser
    1. Founding Father by Richard Brookhiser
    National Review, March 11, 1996, p. 61
  15. Breaking Washington's Rules
    America has nobler traditions than war profiteering and empire
    The American Conservative, January 1, 2011, pp. 23-26
  16. [+]
    Briefly Noted (Review)
    The Influence of Faith, by Elliott Abrams
    1. The Influence of Faith by Elliott Abrams
    First Things, October 2001, p. 62
  17. Bushed Army
    The American Conservative, June 4, 2007, p. 12
  18. Bush's Grand Strategy
    The road to hegemony: a dissent
    The American Conservative, November 4, 2002, pp. 12-13
  19. Charles Beard, Properly Understood
    The National Interest, Spring 1994, pp. 73-83
  20. The Clinton Doctrine
    The Weekly Standard, September 30, 1996, pp. 16-20
  21. Clinton's Military Problem---and Ours
    National Review, December 13, 1993, pp. 36-39
  22. Combat Unread
    During the past ten years, the United States has radically changed its national securit...
    The New Republic, June 14, 1999, pp. 21-24
  23. The Agenda
    Comment
    Why we should worry about the military's increased political assertiveness
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 2007, pp. 25-28
  24. The Agenda
    Comment
    Iraq-style counterinsurgency is fast becoming the U.S. Army's organizing principle. Is...
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 2008, pp. 17-22
  25. Commentary Gets Religion
    The Weekly Standard, December 4, 1995, pp. 34-35
  26. Symposium: McCain and the POW Cover-Up
    McCain and the POW Cover-Up
    The American Conservative, July 2010, p. 22
  27. [+]
    Conservatisms in Conflict (Review)
    The Southern Tradition, by Eugene D. Genovese
    1. The Southern Tradition by Eugene D. Genovese
    First Things, December 1995, pp. 53-55
  28. [+]
    Contemporary Affairs (Review)
    All That We Can Be, by Charles C. Moskos and John Sibley Butler
    1. All That We Can Be by Charles C. Moskos and John Sibley Butler
    The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 1996, p. 98
  29. [+]
    Contemporary Affairs (Review)
    Making the Corps, by Thomas E. Ricks
    1. Making the Corps by Thomas E. Ricks
    The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 1997, p. 103
  30. [+]
    Contemporary Affairs (Review)
    Fortress America, by William Greider
    1. Fortress America by William Greider
    The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 1998, p. 107
  31. [+]
    Contemporary Affairs (Review)
    The Kinder, Gentler Military, by Stephanie Gutmann
    1. The Kinder, Gentler Military by Stephanie Gutmann
    The Wilson Quarterly, Summer 2000, p. 135
  32. [+]
    Crazy Over Cuba (Review)
    Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961-1963,
    1. Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961-1963
    The National Interest, Winter 1998, pp. 98-103
  33. Books
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    The Culture of Success (Review)
    The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, by David S. Landes
    1. The Wealth and Poverty of Nations by David S. Landes
    The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1998, pp. 96-98
  34. Culture, Globalization, and U.S. Foreign Policy (2002)
    Cultural Diversity in the Contemporary World
    1 Review
  35. Books
    [+]
    Culture, Globalization, and U.S. Foreign Policy (3 Reviews)
    Culture, Globalization, and U.S. Foreign Policy, by Andrew J. Bacevich
    1. Culture, Globalization, and U.S. Foreign Policy by Andrew J. Bacevich
    2. Many Globalizations by Peter L. Berger and Samuel P. Huntington
    3. Culture Matters by Lawrence E. Harrison and Samuel P. Huntington, ...
    World Policy Journal, Fall 2002, pp. 77-82
  36. The De-Moralized Military
    The Weekly Standard, June 9, 1997, pp. 24-26
  37. A Defense Agenda for Sec. Cohen
    The Weekly Standard, March 3, 1997, pp. 26-30
  38. To Die For a Mystique
    The American Conservative, May 18, 2009, pp. 20-21
  39. Different Drummers, Same Drum
    The National Interest, Summer 2001, pp. 67-77
  40. Diplomat in Khaki (1989)
    Major General Frank Ross McCoy and American Foreign Policy, 1898-1949
    1 Review
  41. Do-goodism Gone Bad
    The lesson of the U.S.S. Cole
    National Review, November 20, 2000, pp. 30-33
  42. Don't Get Greedy!
    For sensible, limited war aims in Iraq
    National Review, February 10, 2003, pp. 31-33
  43. The Duck Starts Here
    The Weekly Standard, September 25, 1995, p. 13
  44. [+]
    Encountering Islam (2 Reviews)
    The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism, by Abdulaziz Sachedina
    1. The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism by Abdulaziz Sachedina
    2. The Monks of Tibhirine by John W. Kiser
    First Things, April 2002, pp. 54-56
  45. [+]
    The Experts' War (Review)
    The Fifty-Year Wound, by Derek Leebaert
    1. The Fifty-Year Wound by Derek Leebaert
    The American Conservative, October 21, 2002, pp. 27-29
  46. [+]
    A Famous Victory (Review)
    Six Days of War, by Michael B. Oren
    1. Six Days of War by Michael B. Oren
    First Things, October 2002, pp. 69-72
  47. Fear of Heights
    National Review, December 31, 1994, p. 53
  48. [+]
    Fog of Wars (Review)
    War in a Time of Peace, by David Halberstam
    1. War in a Time of Peace by David Halberstam
    National Review, November 5, 2001, p. 62
  49. The Folly of Albion
    The British empire came to grief in Mesopotamia. The parallels are fairly obvious
    The American Conservative, January 17, 2005, pp. 11-13
  50. A Foreign Policy of Avoidance
    First Things, December 1993, pp. 9-11
  51. Forum: Americna Coup D'Etat
    Military thinkers discuss the unthinkable
    The Harpers Monthly, April 2006, pp. 43-52
  52. Gays and the Military Culture
    National Review, April 26, 1993, pp. 26-27
  53. Gender Wars and Real Wars
    The Weekly Standard, January 12, 1998, p. 9
  54. Going for Broke
    The American Conservative, January 29, 2007, pp. 8-10
  55. Grand Army of the Republicans
    Is the U.S. military becoming just another GOP interest group?
    The New Republic, December 8, 1997, pp. 22-24
  56. [+]
    Grand Illusions (Review)
    A World Transformed, by George Bush and Brent Scowcroft
    1. A World Transformed by George Bush and Brent Scowcroft
    National Review, October 26, 1998, p. 53
  57. [+]
    Hollow Men (Review)
    The Color of Truth, by Kai Bird
    1. The Color of Truth by Kai Bird
    National Review, November 23, 1998, p. 52
  58. Hour of the Generals
    The American Conservative, August 30, 2004, p. 23
  59. How Good Was the Good War?
    The American Conservative, July 14, 2008, p. 9
  60. Hunkered Down in Bosnia
    The Weekly Standard, July 22, 1996, pp. 12-13
  61. Articles
    The Illusions of Military Power
    First Things, June/July 1994, pp. 23-30
  62. The Impact of the New Populism
    Orbis, Winter 1996, pp. 31-44
  63. The Imperial Tense (2003)
    Prospects and Problems of American Empire
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  64. Review Essays
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    In Search of New Military Paradigms (4 Reviews)
    The Minuteman, by Gary Hart
    1. The Minuteman by Gary Hart
    2. Women in the Military by Brian Mitchell
    3. How To Be a Cheap Hawk by Michael O'Hanlon
    4. Honorable Warrior by Lewis Sorley
    Orbis, Winter 1999, pp. 145-151
  65. Insecurity With Insolvency
    Bush's new national security blueprint avoids all the difficult questions
    The American Conservative, April 24, 2006, pp. 11-12
  66. Articles
    The Irony of American Power
    First Things, March 1998, pp. 19-26
  67. The Islamic Way of War
    Muslims have learned to stop imitating our tactics and have started defeating them
    The American Conservative, September 11, 2006, pp. 7-8
  68. Just War
    The American Conservative, June 20, 2005, pp. 13-14
  69. Just War II
    Morality and High-Technology
    The National Interest, Fall 1996, pp. 37-47
  70. [+]
    Laying Down Arms (Review)
    The Soul of Battle, by Victor Davis Hanson
    1. The Soul of Battle by Victor Davis Hanson
    The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 1999, pp. 111-113
  71. [+]
    Life on the Cutting Edge (2 Reviews)
    The Power of Culture, by Richard Wightman Fox and T.J. Jackson Lears
    1. The Power of Culture by Richard Wightman Fox and T.J. Jackson Lears
    2. Fables of Abundance by T.J. Jackson Lears
    First Things, April 1995, pp. 46-47
  72. The Limits of Power (2008)
    The End of American Exceptionalism
    2 Reviews
  73. Living Room War
    Instead of summoning the American people to shared sacrifice, the Bush administration i...
    The American Conservative, March 14, 2005, pp. 11-12
  74. Losing Private Ryan
    Why the citizen-soldier is MIA
    National Review, August 9, 1999, pp. 32-34
  75. Memoirs of a Catholic Boyhood
    First Things, December 1997, pp. 30-33
  76. [+]
    Middle East Paradigm Shift (Review)
    Sandstorm, by Leon Hadar
    1. Sandstorm by Leon Hadar
    The American Conservative, August 1, 2005, p. 29
  77. [+]
    Nativist Son (Review)
    A Republic, Not an Empire, by Patrick J. Buchanan
    1. A Republic, Not an Empire by Patrick J. Buchanan
    National Review, October 11, 1999, pp. 58-59
  78. The New American Militarism (2005)
    How Americans Are Seduced by War
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  79. Books
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    The New Populism (Review)
    The Great Betrayal, by Patrick J. Buchanan
    1. The Great Betrayal by Patrick J. Buchanan
    First Things, August/September 1998, p. 48
  80. No Exit
    From Korea to Afghanistan, the U.S. has a habit of starting wars it can't win
    The American Conservative, February 2010, pp. 6-7
  81. Not-So-Special Operation
    Bush adopts the Clinton way of war
    National Review, November 19, 2001, pp. 20-21
  82. Obama at One: A Forum
    The Nation, February 1, 2010, p. 18
  83. Books
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    Old Ghosts (2 Reviews)
    Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America, by John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr
    1. Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America by John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr
    2. The Haunted Wood by Allen Weinstein and Alexander Vassiliev
    First Things, May 1999, pp. 53-56
  84. On the Offense
    The American Conservative, October 23, 2006, pp. 9-10
  85. [+]
    On the Wing (Review)
    The Transformation of American Air Power, by Benjamin S. Lambeth
    1. The Transformation of American Air Power by Benjamin S. Lambeth
    Commentary, January 2001, pp. 73-75
  86. Our Culture, Our World
    First Things, December 1996, pp. 18-21
  87. Policing Utopia
    The National Interest, Summer 1999, pp. 5-15
  88. [+]
    A Proverb Among All Nations (Review)
    Ancient Zionism, by Avi Erlich
    1. Ancient Zionism by Avi Erlich
    The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1996, pp. 79-80
  89. Rewriting the Last War
    What the new Pentagon Papers reveal
    National Review, June 5, 2000, pp. 22-23
  90. Books, Arts & Manners
    [+]
    Rise and Shine (Review)
    My American Journey, by Colin L. Powell and Joseph E. Persico
    1. My American Journey by Colin L. Powell and Joseph E. Persico
    National Review, November 6, 1995, pp. 56-59
  91. [+]
    Secret War (Review)
    Doing Battle, by Paul Fussell
    1. Doing Battle by Paul Fussell
    National Review, February 24, 1997, pp. 50-51
  92. [+]
    The Seed of the Church (Review)
    Their Blood Cries Out, by Paul A. Marshall and Lela Gilbert
    1. Their Blood Cries Out by Paul A. Marshall and Lela Gilbert
    First Things, June/July 1997, pp. 53-54
  93. [+]
    The Semiwarriors (5 Reviews)
    Commander in Chief, by Geoffrey Perret
    1. Commander in Chief by Geoffrey Perret
    2. Are We Rome? by Cullen Murphy
    3. Presidential Power by Matthew Crenson and Benjamin Ginsberg
    4. Unchecked and Unbalanced by Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr. and Aziz Z. Huq
    5. The Matador's Cape by Stephen Holmes
    The Nation, April 23, 2007, pp. 30-31
  94. [+]
    Small Wars, Big Plans (Review)
    The Savage Wars of Peace, by Max Boot
    1. The Savage Wars of Peace by Max Boot
    First Things, August/September 2002, pp. 74-77
  95. Surging to Defeat
    The Petraeus strategy buys time but not victory
    The American Conservative, April 21, 2008, pp. 26-27
  96. Sycophant Savior
    General Petraeus protects official Washington from its greatest fear: admitting that it...
    The American Conservative, October 8, 2007, pp. 6-8
  97. Target: Belgrade
    Do not fear a ground campaign
    National Review, May 3, 1999, p. 29
  98. These Colors Run Red
    The American Conservative, October 2009, p. 18
  99. [+]
    Thinking Big (Review)
    The End of the Nation-State, by Jean-Marie Guehenno
    1. The End of the Nation-State by Jean-Marie Guehenno
    First Things, August/September 1996, p. 44
  100. A Time for Reckoning
    The American Conservative, July 19, 2004, pp. 15-17
  101. Toward Dresden
    The costs of bombing
    National Review, May 31, 1999, pp. 54-55
  102. Trigger Man
    In service of his messianic vision, Paul Wolfowitz marries certainty in the righteousne...
    The American Conservative, June 6, 2005, pp. 11-13
  103. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    Tug of War (Review)
    Perils of Dominance, by Gareth Porter
    1. Perils of Dominance by Gareth Porter
    The Nation, July 4, 2005, pp. 25-28
  104. Books & the Arts
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    Unequal Sacrifice (Review)
    The Casualty Gap, by Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen
    1. The Casualty Gap by Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen
    The Nation, September 20, 2010, pp. 25-27
  105. Up to Job One?
    The Democrats and defense
    National Review, September 11, 2000, pp. 20-23
  106. The Use of Force
    The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1995, pp. 50-63
  107. Books
    [+]
    Victory by Default? (Review)
    Political Will and Personal Belief, by Paul Hollander
    1. Political Will and Personal Belief by Paul Hollander
    First Things, March 2000, pp. 69-70
  108. Victory Spoiled
    What it cost the West to win
    National Review, June 28, 1999, pp. 18-19
  109. Vietnam Generation
    Those who fought and those who protested learned the lessons of the '60s. Members of th...
    The American Conservative, September 26, 2005, pp. 13-14
  110. [+]
    Vietnam Record (Review)
    The Wrong War, by Jeffrey Record
    1. The Wrong War by Jeffrey Record
    The Weekly Standard, August 31, 1998, pp. 34-35
  111. Opinion
    The Vietnam Wars
    First Things, August/September 2001, pp. 19-20
  112. Books
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    Voice fo the Old Left (Review)
    The Age of Extremes, by Eric Hobsbawm
    1. The Age of Extremes by Eric Hobsbawm
    First Things, November 1995, pp. 54-55
  113. War & Remembrance
    Commonweal, September 12, 1997, pp. 19-20
  114. War in Error
    The American Conservative, February 27, 2006, p. 16
  115. The War on Terror Properly Understood
    World Policy Journal, Spring 2007, pp. 58-59
  116. War: Illusions of a Tidy War
    Chronicles, May 2003, p. 43
  117. [+]
    Warfare by the Numbers (Review)
    The Pity of War, by Niall Ferguson
    1. The Pity of War by Niall Ferguson
    The Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1999, pp. 131-132
  118. Washington Rules (2010)
    America's Path to Permanent War
  119. The Way It Ought To Be
    The National Interest, Winter 1999, pp. 109-112
  120. [+]
    What Have You Done for Us Lately? (Review)
    The Rise of Neoconservatism, by John Ehrman
    1. The Rise of Neoconservatism by John Ehrman
    First Things, May 1996, p. 58
  121. What is Left? What is Right?
    The American Conservative, August 28, 2006, p. 4
  122. What It Takes
    How our present situation resembles Korea
    National Review, October 15, 2001, pp. 36-37
  123. When, Where & How to Use Force
    Learning from Aidid
    Commentary, December 1993, pp. 30-33
  124. [+]
    White Man's Burden (Review)
    Imperial Grunts, by Robert D. Kaplan
    1. Imperial Grunts by Robert D. Kaplan
    The Nation, September 26, 2005, pp. 34-37
  125. Books
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    Who Are You? (Review)
    The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of the World Order, by Samuel P. Huntington
    1. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of the World Order by Samuel P. Huntington
    First Things, May 1997, pp. 40-44
  126. Who Will Serve?
    The Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1998, pp. 80-91
  127. Wilsonian Dreams, Bosnian Reality
    First Things, October 1995, pp. 18-19
  128. The World According to Clinton
    First Things, June/July 1999, pp. 26-29
  129. Wrong Time, Wrong Place
    The Weekly Standard, July 8, 1996, p. 16
  130. No Items Found