AN OUNCE OF BLOOD

All too often U.S. political rhetoric calls into question the resolve of its allies. Have they contributed enough to the ongoing conflicts? Are their defense budgets meeting the threshold of 4% GDP? It’s easy to forget that the young men and women of allied nations are serving, being disfigured and dying on the same battlefields as U.S. service members. WAR ROOM welcomes Todd Johnson as he looks at just one ally, Denmark, and considers its contribution to the Afghanistan war. He remind us that U.S. allies are standing, and falling alongside their American partners and that “the collective blood shed among friends fighting for each other creates a bond unique in its depth and durability.”

THE FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES’ FRIENDS AND FOES

As the United States sees its dominant position in the world diminish, and rising powers such as China ascend, it will find that allies will be indispensable in the coming years. The United States’ global power has been in steady decline over the past 20 years. The United States must, therefore, reevaluate its global presence […]

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE: WHY THE ALLIES WON (DUSTY SHELVES)

With such overwhelming numbers, how could the Allies not win? The numbers in World War II are striking. The Allies, who in many ways had not prepared properly for conflict, produced just over 20,000 aircraft in 1939, a number already almost double that of Germany and Japan. By 1943, the Allies manufactured about three and […]

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CLASSIFICATION

I think the most important thing the public should know about classification is that there are rules. The Department of Defense does not just make up what they think is classified. No, NOTHING in this episode is classified. If you’re a novice to the world of classification, have you ever wondered who classifies something and […]