Author Archives: Thomas L. Knapp

“Civilized” War is Permanent War

Guest post by Christiaan Elderhorst of the Center for a Stateless Society. US military insiders recently reported a shortage in drones has slowed the war against ISIS. This after President Obama stated that restrictions imposed on drone warfare to minimize civilian casualties will not … Continue reading

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The Real Isolationists

By Chad Nelson Anyone living today knows the term isolationist only as a pejorative. It gained prominence during WWII as a way to slander Americans who opposed U.S. entry into that war. Then, as now, it was said that those … Continue reading

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Smedley Butler and the racket that is war

Guest Column by Sheldon Richman originally published at the Future of Freedom Foundation From 1898 to 1931, Smedley Darlington Butler was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. By the time he retired he had achieved what was then the … Continue reading

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Glenn Beck Gets With the Program …

… and finally admits that the 2003 invasion of Iraq was a really dumb idea and opposes doubling down. Not one more life. Not one more life. Not one more dollar, not one more airplane, not one more bullet, not … Continue reading

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With Apologies to the Late Norman Schwarzkopf

As far as Frederick W. Kagan and William Kristol being great military strategists: They are neither strategists, nor are they schooled in the operational art, nor are they tacticians, nor are they generals, nor are they soldiers. Other than that, … Continue reading

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When you insist on using a hammer …

… every problem looks like a nail. John Kerry on Iraq: ISIS fighters have seized Mosul, which is the country’s second-largest city, and Tikrit, which is Saddam Hussein’s hometown. Overnight, they captured the city of Tal Afar, and American officials … Continue reading

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G8 … G7 … “You Sank My Battleship!”

The Obama administration’s attitude in its early days was best summed up by then White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel: “No crisis should go to waste.” That attitude has been carefully refined over the years to its current edition: … Continue reading

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