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Dr. Earl Tilford

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War by Algebra Defies the True Nature of War

War by Algebra Defies the True Nature of War

Many Americans think of war as a great national struggle, as was the case during WWII, where violence rose to the belligerents’ objectives. These were “total” wars between nation-states driven by incompatible political ideologies supported by the mobilization of industrial-age economies. 

Military Modernization: Back to the Future

President Barack Obama’s vision for modernizing the U.S. military is little more than an exercise in “back to the future.” Consider: Back in 2001, the armed forces were nearly a decade into positing what 21st-century warfare would entail. These considerations

Iran: How to Lose

Once again, tensions between Iran and the international community are on the rise as the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, released a new report that warns of concealed attempts by Iran to produce an atomic bomb.