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.

The war against the self-styled Islamic State is beginning to look more and more like the late, unlamented war in Vietnam.

In 1972, I wrote an article in the Marine Corps Gazette advocating a massive raid into N. Vietnam that would destroy its military capability to provide a threat to S. Vietnam.

There has been a lot of alarm spread about Ebola and the past weeks, and I am loathe to add fuel to the fire, but I am concerned about the possible weaponizing of Ebola by Islamic extremists.

Ebola is such a terrible disease that it has turned the norms of humanitarian relief operations upside down.

President Obama is repeating three key strategic mistakes that President Johnson made in Vietnam.

The tepid response of the western powers is not just a failure of leadership; it is a failure of imagination. There are other options available to make Putin pay a price.