September 16, 2022 8:03 pm

Constitution Day, 1862

Saturday, September 17, marks the 160th anniversary of the 1862 battle that remains the bloodiest single day in American history. On that date, nearly 6,000 […]

September 1, 2022 8:03 pm

Gorbachev, the ‘Correlation of Forces,’ and the End of the Cold War: Lessons for Today?

The recent death of Mikael Gorbachev has called forth a number of encomia, lauding him for his role in ending the Cold War. He does […]

July 28, 2022 8:00 pm

Why Would Anyone Want to Join the U.S. Military?

In a recent memo, the U.S. Army revealed the service, facing what it called “unprecedented challenges” in recruiting, will fall about 10,000 soldiers short of […]

July 1, 2022 8:03 pm

The Great Battle of Gettysburg

Robert E. Lee’s smashing victory against Major General Joseph Hooker’s Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville in May 1863 provided the Confederacy with three strategic […]

June 24, 2022 8:04 pm

Ukraine and the Russian Way of War Redux

The record of U.S. intelligence regarding the Russo-Ukrainian War has been abysmal. First, there are indications that we were surprised by Vladimir Putin’s “special military […]

June 11, 2022 8:00 pm

Don’t Blame the Second Amendment

Another horrific school shooting, this time in Uvalde, Texas, has reignited the debate over gun control. On the one side are those who blame the […]


May 29, 2022 8:01 pm

Reflections on Memorial Day 2022

In 1998, I was invited to deliver the Memorial Day address at Newport City Hall. In my address, I sought to recur to the true […]

May 10, 2022 8:00 pm

The Very Model of the Modern Russian General

Two interesting developments in the Russo-Ukrainian War have been the large number of both Russian generals who have been relieved, and senior Russian officers who […]

April 20, 2022 8:04 pm

Putin and Nukes: Déjà Vu All Over Again?

With his invasion of Ukraine bogged down, Vladimir Putin has ratcheted up his threats to employ nuclear weapons. He previously warned against Western interference with […]

April 8, 2022 8:00 pm

A Pure Hypothetical… 

A pure hypothetical: You are 70-years old and entering your second term as vice president of the United States. You are pondering running for president, […]

April 5, 2022 8:00 pm

Clausewitz, Russia, and Ukraine

What can we learn about Putin’s invasion of Ukraine from a long-dead German who wrote during the time of the Napoleonic Wars? A great deal, […]

March 21, 2022 8:04 pm

Toward a New Conservative Foreign Policy Consensus

The election of Donald Trump in 2016 upended political discourse in the United States. Although his election affected debates in both domestic and foreign affairs, […]