Publications by James Jay Carafano

Active and reserve forces are all on the same Army team, says Prof. James Carafano

Publication Date: Monday, March 24, 2014

Running for president in 1968, Richard Nixon made a bold promise: He would end the draft. And he did. The Pentagon switched to an "all-volunteer force."  {read more}

Prof. Carafano: Ukraine crisis will make Iran's mullahs more interested in nuclear weapons

Publication Date: Monday, March 10, 2014

They called it the Lisbon Protocol.  In 1991, the U.S. and Russia agreed to historic reductions in nuclear weapons. But there was a hitch: Russia didn't exactly own all of its nukes.  {read more}

Now is not the time to repeat past mistakes and shrink the military, says Prof. James Carafano

Publication Date: Monday, March 3, 2014

Finally, a defense secretary who would roll up his sleeves and start getting bloated Pentagon spending under control.  {read more}

U.S. military is playing catch-up in digital media war, says Prof. James Carafano

Publication Date: Monday, February 24, 2014

Here is a not-so-secret secret: America's Army in Europe is putting out a contract to scour social networks for information that would "identify violent extremist influences" worth worrying about.  {read more}

Prof. James Carafano comments on the perils of arming Iraq to beat back Al Qaeda

Publication Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2014

For almost every foreign policy problem, John Kerry has an "easy button." Unfortunately, hitting that button usually doesn't do the trick. And sometimes, it leaves the world worse off.  {read more}

"Black swans" to watch out for in 2014, by Prof. James Carafano

Publication Date: Thursday, January 2, 2014

Americans will die on American soil in large numbers. So predicted the Hart-Rudman Commission seven months before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  {read more}

Prof. James Carafano comments on Bilateral Security Agreement in Afghanistan

Publication Date: Monday, December 9, 2013

It sounds like a soap opera... and it might be nothing but theatrics after all. The very public back and forth over whether Afghanistan will adopt a Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) allowing U.S. and NATO troops to remain in the country after 2014 has been dramatic, to say the least.  {read more}

Prof. James Carafano compares Iran nuclear deal to the Munich agreement of 1938

Publication Date: Monday, November 25, 2013

The Munich deal rested on the ridiculous notion that Hitler could be satiated. The new pact builds on the equally ludicrous idea that Iran would give up the means to build a nuclear weapon that will serve as the tip of its foreign-policy spear.  {read more}

Obama defunding the Pentagon's net assessment brains, says Prof. James Carafano

Publication Date: Monday, November 18, 2013

Andy Marshall came to Washington in 1971. President Richard Nixon recruited him to start up an office in the White House to help think through how to handle the toughest, most complicated challenges of the Cold War.  {read more}

Prof. James Carafano discusses fighting on the cyber battlefield

Publication Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013

America is already fighting in cyberspace. Look for more, not fewer, engagements in the years ahead. But the Pentagon should worry less about a cyber Pearl Harbor and more about losing the daily slog in the cyber-trenches.  {read more}

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