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Reading Rainbow: Take a Look

With the holidays upon us, a collection of military and history books worth checking out.…

Grand Strategy Is Overrated

Why President Trump shouldn’t necessarily heed the long-term vision of his own National Security Strategy.…

A Shoutout for Two Key Things Harold Brown Did as Defense Secretary Under Carter

A forgotten legacy.…

What’s wrong with us? We’re living in a tragedy but we don’t know how to do that

For the first time in my life, I fear for the future of our country…

The reflective leader: A major lesson from the memoirs of U.S. Grant

Grant's memoirs show that self-awareness and honest reflection are crucial to leadership…

War and Reconstruction: Ron Chernow’s marvelous new biography of U.S. Grant

In the years following the Civil War, the American south descended into chaos.…

The Intellectuals Behind the First U.S. Navy Doctrine: A Centennial Reflection

Dec. 1 marks a lesser-known World War I anniversary: the centenary of the publication of the U.S. Navy’s first official service doctrine. This seven-page document, written by the Chief of…

Alexander Haig, the Problem of Character, and the Danger of History by Analogy

Past performance is not indicative of future results, true. Nevertheless, Alexandra Evans and Evan McCormick’s recent comparison of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with his unfortunate predecessor Alexander Haig asks…

Reading rainbow: And yes, a list of security related books by women

A list on books about war and strategy…

Lepore’s assertion on war

The names of war…

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