Tag Archives: Iraq War

Play the game of nation-building

We’re busy nation-building in Iraq and Afghanistan, but do we understand how nations are built? While researching an article on the computer simulations used by the U.S. military to model irregular warfare, I was dismayed to discover that the U.S. … Continue reading

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A military dictatorship in Iran?

What if  two-thirds of President Obama’s cabinet came from the same white militia movement in Idaho? That seems to be the situation in Iran. Yesterday I wrote that Iran’s rulers were in no danger as long as the military and … Continue reading

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