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December 2, 2016

Cuba
Thinking About Fidel

What are we to make of the death of Fidel Castro, and the eulogies that flowed from all too many places? I’ve explored that subject in a podcast--an interview of me by Bill Kristol--and in an article…

October 26, 2015

Red Team Reading List

In the course of researching and writing my book, Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy, over five years, I read (or skimmed) everything I could find about the subject—within the limits…

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June 30, 2014

Iraq
Iraq: Allah Have Mercy

It seems impossible, but it is true.  President Barack Obama was elected to the highest office in the land in 2008 in part because after five years in Iraq, he promised the American people that he wo…

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March 28, 2012

Defense and Security
Lessons Learned: LBJ Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection

A new installment of “Lessons Learned” is now out. This week I discuss Lyndon B. Johnson’s announcement on March 31, 1968, that he would not seek reelection as president. In the video, I discuss how …

July 16, 2012

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Iran, the Bomb, and U.S. Public Opinion

The Obama administration hoped the specter of an oil embargo and increasingly stringent banking sanctions would finally force Iran to come clean on its clandestine nuclear program and end its enrichm…

Ahmadinejad lab tour

January 6, 2012

Defense and Security
Friday File: Are We Near a Showdown with Iran?

Above the Fold. Pundits who predicted that Iran would top the list of foreign policy problems in 2012 have early evidence that they were right. President Obama signed legislation over the holiday bre…

An F/A-18F fighter jet launches off the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis during maneuvers in the Arabian Gulf. (Benjamin Crossley/courtesy Reuters)