RealClearDefense Evening Edition

Monday, September 15
Obama's Scariest ISIS Comment Yet - Danny Vinik, New Republic
China Should Send Troops to Fight ISIS - Dingding Chen, The Diplomat
First Principles of American Military Strategy - Bazin & Sukman, BS
Could Airpower Have Won the Vietnam War? - Robert Farley, TNI
Scenes from the Forgotten War - Bing West, Politico Magazine
Boko Haram Is on the Attack - Peter Dorrie, War Is Boring
A War President, Sort Of - Stephen Hayes, Weekly Standard
Obama Needs Congressional Authority for War - Al Hunt, Bloomberg
Please, Let's Not Destroy ISIS - Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast
Obama's Weak ISIS Strategy - Conrad Black, National Review
Friday, September 12
Army Leadership Devoid of Black Officers - Tom Vanden Brook, USAT
The Navy SEAL Who Swindled His Brothers - Jacob Siegel, Daily Beast
Why Women Don't Belong in the Infantry - Lauren Serrano, MCG
Rank and File Sororicide - Matthew Morgan, Task & Purpose
The Badass Women Fighting the Islamic State - Mohammed Salih, FP
Obama's Illegal War - Mary Ellen O'Connell, Politico Magazine
We Don't Need Another Dumb War - Rosa Brooks, Foreign Policy
Whack-a-Mole: Obama's Real ISIS Strategy - James Joyner, Natl Int
U.S. Weakens, Can't Destroy al-Qaeda Groups - Miller & Whitlock, WP
Ukraine Is Running Out of Time - Andrew Michta, American Interest
Reflections on the Modern Battlefield - Manea & Zinni, Small Wars
Our New Way of War Is an Old War of Way - Joe Trevithick, WIB
It's Not Airpower vs. Boots on the Ground - Laird & Timperlake, BD
Thursday, September 11
There's No Way Out of the Middle East - Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic
A Global Thirty Years War - Joergen Oerstroem Moeller, Natl Interest
Warfare in the Early Caliphate - Dhruva Jaishankar, War on the Rocks
Hero Cat Saves Soldier and Vice Versa - Lucas Bernhardt, USA Today
Implications of China's New Space Force - Robert Farley, The Diplomat
India's Rising Military Might: Made in the USA? - James Hardy, TNI
Can We Defeat the Islamic State? - Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post
Obama's ISIS War vs. Middle Eastern Politics - Kevin Lees, Suffragio
ISIS Keeps Running Circles Around Us - Christopher Dickey, Dly Beast
Obama's War on ISIS: A Realist Relents - John Cassidy, New Yorker
Wednesday, September 10
5 Questions for Obama's ISIS Speech - Nather & Dovere, Politico
Islamic State Demands a New Obama - Clive Crook, Bloomberg
Barack Obama and the Wimp Factor - Micah Zenko, Foreign Policy
Obama & the Fall of Saigon - George Packer, New Yorker
Navy Starts Quest for Next Generation Fighter - D. Majumdar, USNI
DARPA May Be Able to Stop Ebola in Its Tracks - Brian Till, New Rep
A Successful NATO Summit? - Stanley Sloan, War on the Rocks
How Do You Get All Those Tanks to Europe? - Joe Trevithick, WIB
Don't Forget About al-Qaeda - Thomas Joscelyn, Weekly Standard
Why We Shouldn't Be Scared of ISIS - Nick Gillespie, Daily Beast
Tuesday, September 9
Fighting ISIS & China with the Same Weapons? - Harry Kazianis, Hill
Air Force's Fighter-Bomber Spotted in Iraq - David Axe, War Is Boring
Naval Aviators Underappreciated by DC? - Sandra Erwin, ND Mag
The Long Shadow of the Falklands War - Robert Farley, Natl Interest
Can Obama's Foreign Policy Be Saved? - David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy
It's Not 1931 & Obama Isn't Chamberlain - Peter Beinart, The Atlantic
Military Strategy for a Twitter War - Steven Rho, CIMSEC
The Future of Indian Air Power - Second Line of Defense
To Defeat ISIS, Empower Sunni Iraqis, Syrians - Paul Scharre, WOTR
ISIS & the Value of Restraint Learned in Iraq - Stephen Liszewski, CFR
Monday, September 8
Why Is Obama Tipping His Hand to ISIS? - Ron Fournier, Natl Journal
5 Tanks That Changed History - Michael Peck, National Interest
USMC's Aggressive Move to an Amphibious Future - O. Kreisher, USNI
The Women of West Point - New York Times
China's Borderline Belligerence - Brahma Chellaney, Project Syndicate
Time to Stop Putin's Nuclear Arms Buildup - Sen. James Inhofe, Foreign Policy
Getting Ready for War, Don't Forget a Plan for Peace - Kings of War
Watching ISIS Come to Power Again - Elliot Ackerman, Daily Beast
Intel Constraints & Israel's Gaza Incursion - Andrew Marvin, WOTR
An Early Net Assessment of the Israel-Hamas War - S. Feldman, TNI
Friday, September 5
ISIS Threat to U.S. Is Mostly Hype - Bergen & Sterman, CNN
Nuclear Pakistan's Terror Ploys - Bruce Riedel, Daily Beast
Al-Qaeda's India Branch Isn't About ISIS - Arif Rafiq, New Republic
Al-Qaeda Wasn't on the Run - Stephen Hayes, Weekly Standard
Zawahiri's Counter-Caliphate - William McCants, War on the Rocks
The Slows of Obama's Islamic State Strategy - David Ignatius, WaPo
Does the CIA Believe Obama? - Philip Giraldi, American Conservative
Can Britain Meet Its NATO Commitments? - Sara Llana, CS Monitor
Strike Eagle Pressure - Gabe Starosta, Air Force Magazine
Rethink Maritime Patrol & Reconnaissance - M. Glynn, Proceedings

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