By Michael Auslin, Spectator: “It’s business as usual in Asia’s vital seas.
By Patty-Jane Geller, RealClearDefense: "The January 7 Iranian missile attack against al-Asad air base in Iraq immediately led many to question why the base had no missile defenses in place."
Giselle Donnelly et al. | The American Interest
By Alastair Luft, Strategy Bridge: "What does it mean to get inside an opponent’s OODA (Observe-Orient-Decide-Act) loop?"
By Christopher Johnson, Strategy Bridge: "The story’s protagonist, Giovanni Drogo, spends his days in the mountain outpost of Fort Bastiani overlooking the Tartar Steppe’s barren lands."
RIP the Carter Doctrine, 1980-2019
By Hal Brands, Steven A. Cook & Kenneth M. Pollack , Foreign Policy: "By most measures Jimmy Carter’s presidency was a lackluster one. Americans were experiencing malaise at home and a string of apparent defeats abroad, highlighted by the Iranian hostage crisis and the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan. Yet it was these twin crises that produced the Carter Doctrine, which has served the United States and its allies well ever since."
I Spent Decades as a Covert CIA Operative – This Is My New Mission
By Brad Johnson, American Military News: "Over the previous decades, I have observed the Intelligence Community turn away from its core responsibilities for the safety and security of all Americans to a far more political agenda. The intelligence community’s (IC) quadrennial report about global trends published in 2017 is a poster child example of what is wrong with intelligence today."
By Ashley Townshend & Jim Golby, the interpreter: "With outbreaks in the ranks and resources directed home, America’s military commitments will be challenged."