Top Ten.

Below you’ll find a selection of what I consider to be a slice of my best work. Mind you, there’s hundreds of essays to choose from, but these are the ones I remember with a smidgin of a smile. They fall in no particular order, and, yes, there’s a few more than ten…

Book – Lead Editor and Author

Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict, eds. John Amble, Max Brooks, ML Cavanaugh, and Jaym Gates (Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books, 2018).

Winning Westeros: How Game of Thrones Explains Modern Military Conflict, eds. John Amble, Max Brooks, ML Cavanaugh, and Jaym Gates (Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books, forthcoming 2019).

Major Daily Publications

Can science fiction help us prepare for 21stcentury warfare?Los Angeles Times (May 28, 2018).

A Fallen and Forgotten Doughboy’s Legacy,Wall Street Journal (May 25, 2018).

Don’t Be Evil, Support The Troops,Wall Street Journal (April 16, 2018).

How the US ‘Goliath’ can win against its ‘David’ adversaries,Los Angeles Times (January 30, 2018).

Wanted: A marathon for the masses, to help Americans lose weight,New York Daily News (November 5, 2017).

Members of Congress serve in the military. They Shouldn’t.” Washington Post (June 2, 2017).

Their Chairs Are Empty, but We Know What Their Sacrifice Was For,” Wall Street Journal (May 26, 2017).

Why Officers Shouldn’t Vote,” New York Times (October 19, 2016). [Print title; Available online at nytimes.com as “I Fight for Your Right to Vote. But I Won’t Do It Myself”]

To fight Zika, deploy the National Guard,” Chicago Tribune (May 27, 2016). [Available at chicagotribune.com]

Ivy League should do more to promote ROTC,” USA Today (April 21, 2016). [Available at usatoday.com]

Refereed Online Publications

The Mike Flynn Problem is Actually a Profession of Arms Problem,” War On The Rocks (March 16, 2017).

A Straitjacket Strategy to Contain North Korea,” The National Interest (February 8, 2017).

To Study Modern War, There Is No Substitute for Going,” War On The Rocks (July 27, 2016).

The Soldier’s Question: Why Go Over There?,” War On The Rocks (July 15, 2016).

On the Eternal Importance of Demographics and Allies,” War On The Rocks (April 28, 2016).

A Netflix Assessment of China’s Rise and America’s Advantage,” War On The Rocks (April 20, 2016).

Soju Soldiers: KATUSAs, GIs, and the Search for the Bottom of the Bottle,” War On The Rocks (March 29, 2016).

The Way Home from ‘A War’,” War On The Rocks (February 11, 2016).

Sinking A Wrong Idea, Again,” War On The Rocks (October 5, 2015).

The Military’s Purpose is Not to Kill People and Break Things,” War On The Rocks (August 26, 2015).

The Painful Privilege: Why Deployed Soldiers Feel Like ‘The Walking Dead,’” War On The Rocks (July 30, 2015).