Col. Daniel Smith (Ret.)

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Col. Daniel Smith (Ret.)

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Gaza and Lebanon: Connecting the Dots

Israel starts a war to gain greater security while the United States backs an attack against two nascent democracies to promote democracy in the Middle East.

Repairing a Broken Iraq

The new Iraqi amnesty plan is designed to end the insurgency and knit together the country. The lessons of 1863 suggest otherwise.

Iraq–Fool Me Twice

In October 2002 the White House deceived the Congress and the public, inducing Congress--in the administration's interpretation--to abandon its constitutional responsibilities in matters of war-making.

Reclaiming the City on the Hill

If the budget represents, in Joseph Schumpeter's phrase, "the skeleton of the state stripped of all misleading ideologies" then the Bush administration's current budget reflects the interests of those who would trample on the public-spirited vision of Puritan John Winthrop's image of the "city on a hill."
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