Joshua A. Perkins

Joshua A. Perkins is an Armor officer serving with the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armor Brigade Combat Team at Fort Carson, Colorado.  He earned his master’s degree in political science, with a specialization in national security and diplomacy, from the University of West Florida. The views expressed are the author’s own and do not reflect those of the Department of Defense or United States Army.

Did the addition of former Warsaw Pact states, and in particular Poland, as members to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization make NATO a stronger or weaker alliance?

Should covert intelligence agencies and organizations within an open government and society, like the United States, be treated as anathema to the Body Politic?

“If we [the U.S.] take out ISIS, we have Assad. If we take out Assad, we have ISIS. If we take out both, we have a vacuum.”