Category: extremism

What Is Different about a War of Ideologies

What the United States and its allies fought in Vietnam was not a country or a people, but rather an ideology—namely, Communism. What the United States and its allies are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan is not a country or a people, but rather an ideology—namely, religionism (see the definition of religionism here). Advertisements

Remembering the Yom Kippur War of 1973

This year the nation of Israel commemorates the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. That war took place on the Jewish people’s holiest day of the year, the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). The Israeli strategic plan and tactical implementation during that war are often cited as an outstanding example in military history. But

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