The Best Defense

Tom on book tour: Some initial dates

Me and the band are going on the road next month in support of my new book. Here are some initial dates:

Washington, DC

Politics & Prose

Oct. 30

New York City

Barnes & Noble (82nd and Broadway)

Nov. 1

Washington, DC

CNAS event (sign up here) and reception

Nov. 8

San Francisco

Marine Memorial Club

Nov. 14

Marin County/Corte Madera

Book Passage

Nov. 15


Nov. 16

Seattle Public Library


Nov. 27

Union League Club

Washington DC

Dec. 3

The Hill Center, Capitol Hill

Richmond, Va.

George C. Marshall Foundation dinner

Dec. 4

Washington, DC

Army-Navy Club

Feb. 5

Many more events to come, including talks at Fort Leavenworth (I think Nov. 29) the Army War College (Jan. 23), and the Army's Military History Institute (March 23).

The Best Defense

Pay as you go for your wars

This poster reminded me of a thought I've seen bouncing a lot in recent years: Why don't we pay for our wars as we fight them? Raise taxes, sell bonds, etc.