The Hoover Institution

The Hoover Institution is an American public policy think tank and research institution located at Stanford University in California. Its official name is the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.

This 2015 essay was adapted from statements made by General James Mattis before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

The era called “modern” inexorably began to come to its end when a concatenation of foretold events unraveled the so-called modern world order.

"The intent of this essay is to shed light upon why the United States is performing so poorly in twenty-first-century warfare."

"Poor strategic decision making since 2001 has involved the United States in messy civil wars that will take years, if not decades, to resolve."