Benjamin Runkle

Snapshot
Benjamin Runkle

It has been over a year since U.S. military advisers arrived in Central Africa to look for the Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony, and he is still nowhere to be found. But it's too soon to give up. If U.S. and African forces refine their efforts to get locals to share intelligence, they could well bring Kony and his henchmen to justice.

Capsule Review
Mar/Apr
2010
Lawrence D. Freedman

These two books are distinct but complementary accounts of the months following the March 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, when the optimists saw their hopes for a new democracy dashed by violence and chaos.

Capsule Review
Nov/Dec
2009
Walter Russell Mead

This study of U.S. nation-building efforts in Germany, Japan, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq both challenges and confirms Churchill's approach, where winning the war first was the most important task.