Counterinsurgency: The Impossible War?

The time has finally come, apparently. After almost twenty years of  turning many purported corners towards victory, the United States and its allies have decided to withdraw their combined military forces from Afghanistan. President Joe Biden announced this move on April 14th, 2021, with the intent of completing the withdrawal by September 11th, 2021 (aContinue reading “Counterinsurgency: The Impossible War?”

F-35: The Flying Money Furnace

The past two weeks have been an interesting one if you’re either a military aviation enthusiast or an advocate for not spending Olympic swimming pools worth of liquified money on imperialist military adventures – or in my case: both. And it all revolves around one particular weapons system that has deservedly been a lightning rodContinue reading “F-35: The Flying Money Furnace”

Savage’s First Annual “Top 4 Nat Sec Things I’d Burn to the Ground if I Could”

I meant to do this piece to start off the new year, before certain events distracted me – and a lot of the country and the world, apparently. But the year is still only one month old, so I think we can comfortably call it pretty new. And as is customary in a new year,Continue reading “Savage’s First Annual “Top 4 Nat Sec Things I’d Burn to the Ground if I Could””

What Comes Next?

So, I guess it’s finally time to talk about the last couple weeks. On the morning of January 6th I had just posted an essay I’d rant-written over an hour or two the night prior about an op-ed on Military.com calling for war criminal Robert Bales to be pardoned by now former-President Donald Trump (thankfully,Continue reading “What Comes Next?”

Make War Criminals Afraid Again

CW: I know I tend to sprinkle swearing and colorful language in these regardless, but I really go off on this one language wise. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. This wasn’t what I wanted to start off this year writing about. Believe it or not, I had some more tongue and cheek stuff IContinue reading “Make War Criminals Afraid Again”

“Don’t Start None, Won’t Be None”

“Some people seem confused by my posts recently. Just because I’m anti war does not mean I’m a pacifist.” That is what Joe Kassabian – author of both fiction and non-fiction and the host of “Lions Led by Donkeys”, one of my favorite podcasts and a gateway that led me to leftism – tweeted outContinue reading ““Don’t Start None, Won’t Be None””

The Obligatory Election Essay

This is probably going to be shorter than most of the pieces I plan to write for here. I wasn’t actually going to have this be my second essay for the site. I hadn’t actually written anything for the 2020 election. I think that was partially because I had no idea how it was goingContinue reading “The Obligatory Election Essay”

Setting the Stage

The last few years have seen a remarkable surge in the popularity of leftist political thought in the United States – though it is clear that leftist ideas still have a very long road to travel before reaching full, mainstream acceptance. I’ve recently seen myself take my own personal journey of “coming out of theContinue reading “Setting the Stage”