wars

Why Do These Wars Never End?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The idea that the United States can customarily win a war quickly without using its full power or marshalling public support remains difficult. And it’s very rare that the U.S. faces existential threats prompting the full use of U.S. military superiority and earning the determination of an aggrieved public to purse unconditional surrender at any cost.

Are Wars Caused by Accidents?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Military preparation, deterrence, and a willingness to use superior force against aggressors is a de facto admission that humans are still Neanderthals — and in their limbic brains fear not so much starting a war as being utterly defeated in a war. Let us pray that we accept the bitter reality that the world is still full of reptiles and not college professors.