Indefensible Defense

Continual warfare in the Middle East, a nuclear Iran, electromagnetic-pulse weapons, emerging pathogens, and terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction variously threaten the United States, some with catastrophe on a scale we have not experienced since the Civil War. Nevertheless, these are phenomena that Read More…

Recommended Reading

For reasons unknown but to God, Americans like to devour cinder-block-size political memoirs written by ghost hacks without style for pygmy statesmen without substance. Should President Obama delay his apotheosis so as to manufacture such a tome, perhaps it will be called “Moi! Not Since Einstein !” And Hillary Clinton ’s next Read More…

Israel Is Letting Its Guard Down

[The Wall Street Journal, July 19, 2013] If finally compelled to do so, Israel is able to destroy the Iranian nuclear-weapons program, even if at breathtaking risk. Whether or not Israel succeeds on that front, it faces yet another existential military problem, less immediate and on a different register, in regard to which it has made the wrong choice. Read More…