Is US and Iranian military posturing meant to distract from COVID-19 failure?
It would be crazy to start a major war in the middle of the pandemic – but don’t put anything past Trump and his...
‘Light touch’ or boots on the ground? US warfare has failed either way
High-tech warfare is not defeating the US’s many enemies any better than its vast army did – and that leaves the...
Violent Islamism is gaining the upper hand in Afghanistan and Africa
Military responses haven’t defeated the Taliban and won’t stop ISIS, but the West refuses to address the root causes...
Bomb Idlib’s civilians, win the war: what the West taught Assad and Putin
The tactics of Syrian and Russian forces are unforgiveable – but scarcely different to what the US and its allies...
Published in: Home: OpinionPeace in Afghanistan will be victory for the Taliban, a failure for the west
The Taliban remain strong despite everything the US is throwing at them – but how serious is Trump about a peace deal?
Published in: Home: OpinionIran’s retaliatory strike did far more damage than Trump will admit
With reports of dozens of casualties, US military planners may be reticent to escalate conflict.