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In the News

Can Petraeus Lead U.S. to Victory?

with Victor Davis Hansonvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, April 15, 2007

When hopeful Americans talk about Gen. David Petraeus, the new top U.S. military commander in Iraq, their thoughts turn wistfully to military heroes of yore...

Analysis and Commentary

The Postwest

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, April 13, 2007

I recently had a dream that British marines fought back, like their forefathers of old, against criminals and pirates...

In the News

How foreigners view the President

by Russ Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Here is how one newspaper described a recent speech by the Republican in the White House...

In the News

Military institution crumbles

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Atlanta Journal Constitution
Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A 26-year-old man, born in Cuba under the regime of Fidel Castro and still a citizen of that Caribbean island nation that maintains no diplomatic relations with the United States, joins the Army, not having completed high school and unable to speak any language but Spanish...

The Myth of the Invincible Terrorist

by Christopher C. Harmonvia Policy Review
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Vulnerabilities of an elusive enemy

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The Soviet Quagmire

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Secret documents show how the Kremlin persuaded itself to invade Afghanistan in 1979 against its own best advice. By Paul R. Gregory.

Analysis and Commentary

The Twenty-Five Hundred Years’ War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American
Friday, March 30, 2007

If a no-nonsense Greek infantryman holding the pass at Thermopylae were to be told that, 2,500 years in the future, Western constitutional states would still be facing an apocalyptic struggle with a totalitarian government in Persia, he would hardly be surprised...

In the News

Hostage-Taking Redux

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I listened carefully to the Democratic Senators denouncing the effort in Iraq...

In the News

The Few, the Proud, the Movie

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Newsweek
Monday, March 26, 2007

The New York Times and the government of Iran agree: the movie "300" has no redeeming social value...

Analysis and Commentary

'300' -- Fact or Fiction?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, March 22, 2007

Crowds are flocking to see the film "300" about the ancient Spartans' last stand at the pass at Thermopylae against an invading Persian army...


Military History Working Group

The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.