Swiss Bob over at the excellent Daily Politics references an important piece in the Wall Street Journal today by author and former US Marine Bing West. The article is a timely corrective to the corrosive cynicism on display in much of the British press, a spirited defence of a vital mission and the perfect antidote to the constant drumbeat of despair from writers like Simon Jenkins.
It deserves to be read widely, not least by those determined naysayers on the Op-Ed pages for whom the whole thing was a grisly error from the start and for whom it remains the most monstrous and murderous extravagance. I urge you to read it in full.
Want a better U.S. military? First make it smaller -- because preparedness now is really about adaptiveness, not readiness - Here is a piece I had in yesterday's *Washington Post*: "Want a better U.S. military? Make it smaller. The bigger the military, the more time it must sp...
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