Military Covenant.

Western publics are usually supposed to admire their military forces. This admiration may not be as strong as is often supposed, and it certainly doesn't extend to military campaigns.

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Who do you trust on the Afghan war?

Whether or not any war is "worthwhile" is never a pretty discussion. But it may be worth trying out some quite tough thinking, so here goes. I conclude (to my own surpirse) that the most important single factor is the military's enthusiasm. Read more...


15 November 2009

The Military Covenant revisited

I am keen to develop some lines of argument about the Military Covenant. I suspect that the relationship between society and the military is going to change fundamentally. It may get tougher for the military. Read more...


05 November 2009
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