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I came across a couple of different reports last week, and it made sense to put them together.  The first is a report doing some serious digging into the real size of the Chinese economy, which largely remains a mystery.  The second was an older report detailing research into the size of the Japanese economy […]
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Herodotus

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On March 18, 2019
The Podcast A couple of months ago I recorded a War Room podcast with Dr. Jacqueline Whitt of the Army War College.  We discussed why the Army War College, and its sister institutions, have so heavily focused on Thucydides instead of other ancient historians and theorists.  For me, the triggers for thinking about this had […]
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The Incineration of Tokyo

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On March 8, 2019
I recently read a bit about the difference between the Tokyo Fire Raid (seventy years ago this Sunday) and the major bombing raids against Germany.  I threw together a short piece at the Diplomat on the subject… The raid was the first major night attack against Japan, and the first raid using low altitude bombing […]
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From the Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, which I just started reading (well, listening to) yesterday afternoon: The line between the Rebel and Union element in Georgetown was so marked that it led to divisions even in the churches. There were churches in that part of Ohio where treason was preached regularly, and where, to […]

Meet the T-Rex

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On March 4, 2019

I wrote a short piece at the National Interest about the proposal to develop the F-22 Raptor into the FB-22 medium bomber.  The nickname “T-Rex” is my own, and I’m rather proud of i

Hanoi Fallout

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On March 1, 2019

So, something happened yesterday in Hanoi… Within hours of an abruptly canceled lunch and a failed summit, desperate efforts were launched to rebuild a dialogue between the United States and Nor

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