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Saving Syria -- and Ourselves

America needs to plot a middle path for military intervention.

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The Syrian Abyss

What Nietzsche would say about striking Assad.

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Arsenal of Hypocrisy

No matter where you look in the world, American words don't match American deeds.

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Outfoxing Beats Outgunning

What we can learn from one of the most brilliant deceptions of World War II.

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Last War Standing

Why preemption is the only thing that can keep America safe.

John Arquilla |

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The Pentagon's Ten-Percent Solution

The sequester isn't a problem if you know what to cut.

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The ABCs of Strategy

Everything you need to know about war is in children's books.

John Arquilla |

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History of the World, Part Z

What the undead can teach us about the fall of Rome -- and cyberwar.

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How Chess Explains the World

And predicts the rise and fall of nations.

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Founding Insurgents

What today's military could learn from George Washington.

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Mitt Romney Was Right

Russia's our No. 1 enemy -- and Snowden's just the tip of the iceberg.

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Could Killer Robots Bring World Peace?

We're breaking Isaac Asimov's First Law -- and it could be good for humanity.

John Arquilla |

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In Defense of PRISM

How else can we smoke terrorists out of their hidey holes?

John Arquilla |

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Drones Are Too Slow to Kill Terrorists

President Obama's magical thinking about how to defeat al Qaeda.

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Glory Day

Remembering the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

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Getting to Yes with the Taliban

The case for negotiating with terrorists.

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Beijing's 'Bitskrieg'

How China is revolutionizing warfare.

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The Case for Slow War

History shows that wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am rarely works out for the best.

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How to Defeat Cyber Jihad

Taking the war on terrorism to the Internet.

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Small Cells vs. Big Data

Can information dominance crush terrorism?

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Beware the Few

You can't beat a lone terrorist -- or al Qaeda for that matter -- with shock and awe.

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Rolling the Iron Dice

Can Kim Jong Un use his nukes and get away with it?

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Would Captain Kirk Intervene in Syria?

What 'Star Trek' teaches us about international relations.

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Use an Axe, Not a Scalpel

There's no such thing as a surgical strike on a terrorist network.

John Arquilla |

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The Illogic of Iraq

Explaining one of history's most egregious strategic non sequiturs.

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Smaller Is Smarter

Military drawdowns have driven innovation for millennia.

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Caveat Preemptor

How Obama has adopted the Bush doctrine.

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Real Genius

Does the Pentagon need a creative director?

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