• Articles,  Defense One

    It’s High Time for US, Russian Militaries to Start Meeting Again

    It is increasingly dangerous in this cyber-fast world for the nuclear-tipped nations to have such a dearth of contact.  In January 2014, the U.S. and Russia’s highest military leaders and their staffs met in Brussels to discuss important security issues. The turmoil in Kyiv’s Maidan Square was intensifying, and the Sochi Olympics and Ukrainian President Yanukovych’s ouster were just weeks away. That was the last time senior U.S. and Russian military leaders met face-to-face — and the end of several years of active, though guarded, engagement between our militaries. It is of urgent importance, particularly in the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris, that our two countries reopen these…

  • Articles,  Huffington Post

    With Paris, ISIS Has Declared War on Us. Here’s How We Should Respond.

    Posted: 11/19/2015 7:40 pm EST Updated: 11/19/2015 8:59 pm EST http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-b-zwack/ The ISIS attack in Paris was an attack on our global community. This will not end. We have to face this fact. The target of these attackers was non-combatant innocents. They will attack again. As much as we abhor the idea of more ground action in the Middle East, this is going to take concerted, long-term international military and civil action. It will involve major forces committed long-term in the nexus area encompassing ISIS root areas predominately in Iraq and Syria. This will not end. We have to face this fact. If asked to give advice as a recently retired…