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April 10, 2012

United States
Lessons Learned: General MacArthur’s Dismissal

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers President Harry Truman’s announcement on April 11, 1951, that he had dismissed General Douglas MacArthur as commanding general of U.S. forces in Korea, and discusses …

April 11, 2012

Defense and Security
Lessons Learned: General MacArthur’s Dismissal

A new installment of “Lessons Learned” is now out. This week I discuss President Harry Truman’s announcement on April 11, 1951, that he had dismissed General Douglas MacArthur as commanding general o…

April 19, 2012

Defense and Security
lindsay macarthur speech 2012 04-19 TWE Remembers: General Douglas MacArthur’s Speech to Congress

Americans love generals. We have elected twelve of them president. But for a president, generals can be an enormous pain—and a political threat. James K. Polk worried (rightly) that Winfield Scott wa…

June 14, 2017

United States
Army Birthday Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The United States Army celebrates its 242nd birthday today. If you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The Army websit…

May 9, 2017

Japan
Textbook David Law: Three Popular Misconceptions About the Japanese Constitution

This blog post is part of a series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution. David S. Law is pro…

February 5, 2018

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Play Iranian-Kurdish female fighters U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy: Next Steps for the State Department

Ambassador Nathan A. Sales discusses U.S. counterterrorism initiatives and developments to the UN Security Council Resolution on Foreign Terrorist Fighters.

May 12, 2016

China
Behind China’s Gambit in Pakistan

China’s flagship investment project in Pakistan could provide a much needed economic spark, but significant security and political challenges loom.

May 19, 2016

China
Fishing boats anchored at Karachi Fish Harbor after a severe cyclone warning, October 29, 2014. Competition in the Indian Ocean

China and India increasingly vie for strategic advantage in the Indian Ocean, while also cooperating on some transnational security issues.  

May 22, 2015

Asia
Camels in Pakistan Building the New Silk Road

The United States and China have developed competing visions for reviving ancient trade routes connecting Asia and Europe. The U.S. diplomatic strategy focuses on Afghanistan, while China hopes to ec…

November 9, 2015

Asia
A surface-to-surface missile is launched off the eastern Indian state of Odisha, September 15, 2013. Southern Asia’s Nuclear Powers

China, India, and Pakistan have relatively small but growing nuclear arms programs. This nuclear competition is raising concern because of long-simmering tensions and a lack of efforts at minimizing …