War

The Post-War Order Is Over

Victor Davis Hanson // National Review The 75-year-old post-war order crafted by the United States after World War II is falling apart. Almost every major foreign-policy initiative of the last 16 years seems to have gone haywire. Donald Trump’s presidency was a reflection, not a catalyst, of the demise of the foreign-policy status quo. Much …

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When to Wage War, and How to Win: A Guide

Victor Davis Hanson // New York Times What is “grand strategy” as opposed to simple strategy? The term is mostly an academic one. It denotes encompassing all the resources that a state can focus — military, economic, political and cultural — to further its own interests in a global landscape. “On Grand Strategy,” by John Lewis …

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Civilization’s ‘Darkest Hour’ Hits the Silver Screen

  by Victor Davis Hanson//National Review A masterful new film shows how Churchill saved the world from Nazi Germany in May of 1940.   The new film Darkest Hour offers the diplomatic side to the recent action movie Dunkirk.   The story unfolds with the drama of British prime minister Winston Churchill’s assuming power during …

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The Bigmouth Tradition of American Leadership

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review   To everything, there is a season.   America has always enjoyed two antithetical traditions in its political and military heroes.   The preferred style is the reticent, sober, and competent executive planner as president or general, from Herbert Hoover to Gerald Ford to Jimmy Carter.   George …

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The War of Wars Analyzed to the Third Decimal Place

Santa’s Book Bag By Larry Thornberry // The American Spectator A magnificent contribution from Victor Davis Hanson. The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won By Victor Davis Hanson (Basic Books, 652 pages, $40) Yes, Virginia, after thousands of books, lectures, debates, veteran memoirs, and documentaries, there is still something …

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Axis powers miscalculated after early advantages in World War II, Stanford scholar says

  Axis powers miscalculated after early advantages in World War II, Stanford scholar says By 1942, the Axis powers seemed invincible. But the course of the war soon changed in ways that offer lessons for the U.S. and its allies in today’s world, said Victor Davis Hanson, a Hoover Institution senior fellow. By Clifton B. …

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Pearl Harbor and the Legacy of Carl Vinson

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Read the original article here.  His monumental contributions to American security are largely unknown to Americans today. Seventy-six years ago on Dec. 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese fleet surprise-attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the home port of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Japanese carrier planes killed 2,403 Americans. They sunk or …

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Why Do These Wars Never End?

By Victor Davis Hanson // National Review   Weaker enemies, by design, do not threaten stronger powers existentially; ‘proportionality’ means stalemate.   From the Punic Wars (264–146 b.c.) and the Hundred Years War (1337–1453) to the Arab–Israeli wars (1947–) and the so-called War on Terror (2001–), some wars never seem to end.   The dilemma …

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The ‘Never Trump’ Construct

by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review   The president’s fiercest critics still do not grasp that Trump is a symptom, not the cause of the GOP’s internal strife. For all the talk of a Civil War in the Republican party over Donald Trump, 90 percent of Republicans ended up voting for him.   Bitterness Over …

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