On Soldiering in the U.S. Military

Daniel N. White Henry G. Gole, a retired U.S. Army colonel, published a fine book, Soldiering (Potomac Press, 2006) that deserves a much wider readership than it has earned to this date.  Gole, son of an immigrant father from a German-speaking part of Slovenia, joined the Army in 1952 and went off to Korea as…

The Real Meaning of the Korean War

Daniel N. White Books on war are too important to be left to generals, or for that matter to the usual war buffs.  I suspect that the entire cadre of American lefties who read seriously about war could fit handily into an SUV.  If so, Bruce Cumings might just occupy the driver’s seat.  His one-volume…

What Is Terrorism?

When I entered the Air Force in 1985, I grabbed a pamphlet by Brian M. Jenkins of Rand.  The title caught my eye: International Terrorism: The Other World War.  Back then, the country was focused on the Cold War against the Evil Empire of the Soviet Union.  Jenkins suggested there was another war we should…