I think it’s time for us as Americans to start questioning the assumptions we have in war and stop placing so much faith in what war can achieve for us overseas.
Policymakers making assumptions about the use of military force and how quickly that military force will achieve political objectives. We’ve seen over and over again how some of these assumptions are faulty.
If war is as much a cultural construct as it is a political one, then we need to elevate these dissenters’ voices in our culture.
They don’t tell us if if the ISIS operatives killed or detained were key players in the organization or low-level members who easily could be replaced,
Gregory Daddis: Attacks on Pearl Harbor and the World Trade Center shrank the world and changed perceptions
The real inheritance of Pearl Harbor is that it shrank the world in terms of how Americans have thought about their national security ever since.
I believe that if Americans were really being honest on the issue, some might concede they actually miss the Cold War.
My strong sense is that the lesson in every subsequent administration has been to try and keep military action off the front pages as absolutely as much as possible.
Col. Gregory A. Daddis will be participating in the upcoming events listed.
As directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tried to demonstrate in their epic ten-part documentary The Vietnam War, “There is no single truth in war.”The Taliban has retaken Afghanistan with lightning speed, forcing Americans to grapple with our 20-year-long tragedy in the war-torn Central Asian nation…
We need to be faced with the devastation wrought by weapons of war and use our sadness, anger, and disgust as motivation to ensure that atrocities like Uvalde won’t happen again.
The Taliban has retaken Afghanistan with lightning speed, forcing Americans to grapple with our 20-year-long tragedy in the war-torn Central Asian nation…