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The Fog of War – Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

The Fog of War – Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

The Fog of War is a film about the life and times of Robert S. McNamara, the former Secretary of Defense under the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. The piece is a mix between historical footage and an interview with Robert McNamara by the director, Errol Morris. While allowing McNamara to tell the story from his […]

Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife - John A. Nagl

Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife – John A. Nagl

  John A. Nagl performs a comparative study in his book, Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife, between the British Army’s response to Malaya and the American Army’s response to Vietnam. By examining each case study at length, Nagle concludes that the ability or inability to learn resulted in success for the British and […]

International Security – Winter 2010/2011

International Security – Winter 2010/2011

Two Cheers for Bargaining Theory: Assessing Rationalist Explanations of the Iraq War – David A. Lake Bargaining Theory can help us to better understand why states go to war by looking at the range of rational agreements that can be made in order to avoid war. Since war is always more costly than the range […]