Robert Murphy

Robert Murphy graduated from The Citadel with degrees in History and French. An Army veteran, he is a graduate of the US Army’s Advanced Military Studies program, commanded an infantry company in combat, and served as the special assistant to the Commanding General, US Army Europe. He has spent 15 years living and working in Germany in the defense sector.

European Union ambitions for a military force distinct from NATO are absurd. The list of challenges to forming such a force are legion.

It seems audaciously optimistic that America would only apply a larger Army against the problems our military leaders want it applied against.

America must take better advantage of its security structure and change the status quo of being the world’s first line of defense.

“Paper Tiger (noun): one that is outwardly powerful or dangerous but inwardly weak or ineffectual” -Merriam-Webster.com

America’s approach to the threat of global terror has been one dimensional and strategically ineffective.

America’s approach to the threat of global terror has been one dimensional and strategically ineffective.