Sam Gardiner is a retired Air Force Colonel and is an expert in military strategy and strategic games. He is a former professor at the National War College.


Planning for Failure in Afghanistan

Obama’s plan for Afghanistan will likely result in the U.S. (and NATO) being trapped in the region for decades to come.

Russia and Iran Get Strategic

The United States falls into a trap in assuming that Russia doesn’t want a nuclear- armed Iran.

When Sanctions Are Not Sanctions

Calls for further sanctions on Iran may have a bigger impact than anyone imagines.

    Planning for Failure in Afghanistan

    Foreign Policy In Focus | March 30, 2009