The speculation intensifies by the day: Will the generals with whom our bellicose president has surrounded himself ever just say no? There is a precedent.
Mark Perry is an author and foreign policy analyst. His most recent book is The Pentagon's Wars (Basic Books, New York).
Abandoning our Euro-centric ways and meaningfully engaging with Asia and the Pacific means building a military that is amphibious, airborne, and mobile.
Mark Perry recounts his role in a 2002 attempt to broker a ceasefire that was scuttled by an Israeli assassination of a Hamas military chief.