Stephen Glain


July 2011


Petraeus, Pentagon Repeating the Mistakes of Vietnam

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As was widely covered by his adoring press, Gen. David Petraeus this week stepped down as commander of allied forces in Afghanistan to begin his new job as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Petraeus is the latest in a long line of celebrity soldiers that dates back to Gen. George ...

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War in Afghanistan (2001-)
Pentagon
White House
national security terrorism and the military
Petraeus, David
Vietnam War
CIA

Max Boot's Dangerous, Deluded Vision

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I refer readers to a column penned by Max Boot, fountainhead for American militarism and herald of threats largely imagined, which appeared last week in the Los Angeles Times. It is a fine specimen of alarmist cant, drawn from antique and erroneous reference points and resonant among those who ...

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TAGS:
national security terrorism and the military
Afghanistan
War in Afghanistan (2001-)
Iran
Vietnam
Vietnam War
Nixon, Richard M.
al-Qaida
bin Laden, Osama

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