Both as a physician and senior military officer, I learned that above all else ‘do no harm’. If we failed, we would have to resign or be punished accordingly. No civilian POTUS or politician has ever worked under that credo of pragmatic, efficient strategic decision-making and tactical-implementation. Words and ideas will no longer send me/others to places that I, or my American compatriots, might want to go. Only the deeds of professionals who will be held accountable for their actions through the fog of war will remain within the text of historical accomplishments—no matter how ‘twitter-like’ they may appear, or sound.
The Made by FBI indictment of Julian Assange does look like a dead man walking. No evidence. No documents. No surefire testimony. Just a crossfire of conditionals. But never underestimate the legalese contortionism of US […]
One of the more reality-free themes to come out of the story of the Islamic State’s growing strength and purposeful expansion in Libya and North Africa generally has been the frantic claims by European statesmen […]
T This next week may determine whether President Trump extricates us from that cauldron of conflict that is the Middle East, as he promised, or plunges us even deeper into these forever wars. Friday will […]