By John Keegan Hans Blix’s interim report must have brought great comfort to the Prime Minister. Tony Blair is commonly said to have no sense of history. That may be so. But were there not echoes from the past in his words to the Commons a fortnight ago about the perils of not confronting Saddam? […]
NATO’s Prague Conference endorsed significant changes to the Atlantic Alliance. While the emotive issue of enlargement tended to dominate pre- and post-conference debate, the actual extension of invitations to seven states to begin accession negotiations proved to be somewhat anticlimactic. …more
By Doug Bereuter A look at other post-Cold War operations, particularly the peace enforcement efforts in the Balkans, reveals that our allies have specialized forces that can help secure and stabilize a country after a war. The United States could use these units in its reconstruction efforts — or even emulate them.