Robert Farley

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  • Dec 2, 2021
    We have a Space Force, but we’re still not sure how to fight space war. It’s 2021, and no one has ever fought a space war. Various countries (most recently Russia) have...
  • Nov 15, 2021
    How did we convince ourselves that naval power didn’t matter? Navies haven’t disappeared, of course, but reasons to believe in the decisive nature of sea control have...
  • Oct 7, 2021
    Will no one rid us of this troublesome A-10 ‘Warthog’? The United States Air Force (USAF) has spent almost two-thirds of its existence as an independent service trying to...
  • Sep 23, 2021
    What does the AUKUS deal mean for nuclear proliferation? The answer depends on how the deal plays out for Australia, and on the risk tolerance of other major navies. With respect to...
  • Aug 26, 2021
    What if the United States had never invaded Afghanistan? The question is not as absurd as it sounds. Popular support for military retribution against Al Qaeda following the 9/11...
  • Mar 25, 2021
    How useful is the concept “water wars” and how do they fit into traditional concepts of naval power?