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From Ancient Greece, Lessons On The Risk Of A Modern, Accidental War

Excerpt: “In the 1990s, it became conventional wisdom that future war was going to be great. It was going to be fast, cheap, efficient,” McMaster said. “It didn’t acknowledge war’s enduring political nature. The fact that people fight for the same reasons Thucydides identified 2,500 years ago: fear, honor and interest.” From Ancient Greece, Lessons […]

What Do We Know About Russia’s ‘Grand Strategy?’

What Do We Know About Russia’s ‘Grand Strategy?’ www.washingtonpost.com View Original May 2nd, 2005 Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Marine Le Pen, French presidential candidate for the far-right National Front, at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 24. Photo by: Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images In April, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with his counterparts in […]

The Future Of Transatlantic Defense: More Europe

http://nationalinterest.org/ blog/russias-nuclear-missile- death-train-arriving-2019- 19581 The Future Of Transatlantic Defense: More Europe February 26, 2017 | Kaitlin Lavinder Photo: iStock.com/artjazz The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. subscribe now Europe faced a wave of ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks last year, from Brussels to Nice to Berlin. As ISIS-occupied territories in Iraq and Syria continue […]

Russian Cruise Missile, Deployed Secretly, Violates Treaty, Officials Say

Russian Cruise Missile, Deployed Secretly, Violates Treaty, Officials Say By MICHAEL R. GORDONFEB. 14, 2017 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Share Tweet Email More Save Photo President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia last week. Russia’s reported deployment of a new type of missile presents another challenge to its relations with the United […]

Detachment A: Clandestine Special Forces Missions From Berlin To Iran

Detachment A: Clandestine Special Forces Missions From Berlin To Iran By Det-a Book Authors, www.detachment-a.org View Original February 6th, 2017 It was the early 1970’s, at Andrews Barracks in Berlin, where a stern looking Special Forces Sergeant Major paced down the hallway for roll call. Daily army accountability formations are normally held outside, but due to the […]

Poland Wants Nuclear Weapons For Europe

David Stein 1:36 AM (5 hours ago) to David, Frank, keith, Frank, me, Tom 4 of 8,369 Poland Wants Nuclear Weapons For Europe From Deutsche Welle Poland wants nuclear weapons for Europe In a newspaper interview, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, chairman of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), has called for a European nuclear superpower. Is […]

“Islam Strengthening In Europe With The Blessing Of The Church”

      In this mailing: Giulio Meotti: “Islam Strengthening in Europe with the Blessing of the Church” Judith Bergman: Austria: Does the Church Really Care about Terrorism? Burak Bekdil: Turkey: Erdogan’s Grab for Absolute Power “Islam Strengthening in Europe with the Blessing of the Church” by Giulio Meotti  •  January 29, 2017 at 6:00 […]

DOW Falls Short Of 20K; But Chances Are We Break Through Before Fridays Close; Some Bio-Pharma Stocks That Got Upgrades Today – Going Into 2017

DOW Falls Short Of 20K; But Chances Are We Break Through Before Fridays Close; Some Bio-Pharma Stocks That Got Upgrades Today – Going Into 2017 https://fortunascorner.com      The DOW failed once again to breach the 20K mark today; but, the prevailing opinion across Wall Street is this bull run still has legs, and we […]

Revisiting Thucydides’ Explanation Of The Peloponnesian War

Excerpts: Reviewing the work of scholars who have examined the Peloponnesian War gives grounds for questioning not only Thucydides’s “purportedly dispassionate style” (Hoffman’s phrase), but also one of his most well-known conclusions: “The growth of the power of Athens, and the alarm which this inspired in Lacedaemon, made war inevitable.” First, it is overly deterministic […]

Great Article, Worth The Read: Why Thucydides Still Matters

Comments in bold before the article are by Dave Maxwell: He is a timeless.  We should not have to make this argument but I am glad Mark Gilchrist has done so.  We can never get away from fear, honor, and interest (and I do love all the trinities: passion, reason, and chance; life, liberty, and […]