I have some thoughts on the diffusion of anti-access military technology over at The Diplomat During the Cold War, the Soviet Union had a strong political incentive to maximize diffusion of its milita
I’ve been frustrated by the discussion over counter-insurgency for quite some time. This week, I took those frustrations out on my WPR column: Of course, abandoning COIN doctrine would not in
My WPR column this week tackles the Great Carrier Debate of ’11, and tries to reframe some of the basic questions: A third method of interpreting weapons acquisition — and naval aviation &
Via Ricks, a brief addendum from General William DePuy to Charli’s post below on small unit dynamics: Why is that? It is because unlike a bomber crew, they don’t have a bomber, unlike a ta
On Friday evening, InksptsGulliver and I got into a long argument about the appropriate role of ideology in defense policymaking, and consequently of the meaning of “progressive” and “conservati
Bernard Finel suggests that my rant last week about progressive thought on defense slighted existing progressive defense analysts. I partially agree, but only partially. The essay that I wrote was
This week’s Over the Horizon column is about inter-service rivalry: Because different services perform different missions, not all contribute equally to certain grand strategic tasks: The Royal
My latest column at World Politics Review has nothing whatsoever to do with the midterm elections: The idea that wars should be fought at a distance has informed British military policy for centuries.