Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson is a retired Marine Corps Colonel who has been a civilian advisor in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.

There are some good reasons to increase the U.S. military force level in Syria; but if we do, it should be a short and decisive intervention with a clear goal.

Barriers sometimes work. The much-maligned Maginot Line actually did its job. The Germans never breached it; indeed, they made no attempt to do so.

Being celebrated for your race, sex or color has become something expected in the US government - as long as you are not a straight white male.

As President Trump inherits the war in Afghanistan, the best piece of advice anyone can give him is that this is about as good as it is going to get.

The Mabus priorities have been making the naval services more caring, inclusive, and environmentally protective.

Evacuation, even if done properly, will be traumatic; but it will save countless lives among civilians and Iraqi security forces.