From the latest issue of Military Review, Michael W. Symanski (USAR): The Next Time We Reinvent Someone Else’s Country. From Joint Force Quarterly, Milan Vego on science vs. the art of war; and Francis P. Sempa reviews The Shaping of Grand Strategy: Policy, Diplomacy, and War. Strategic Error: Robert Haddick on when the big picture misses the point. Shipping out: Are aircraft carriers becoming obsolete? Robert Farley on why aircraft carriers sail on. An interview with Andrew Polsky, author of Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War (and part 2). Monopolizing war: Tom Engelhardt on what America knows how to do best. Meike de Goede reviews Useful Enemies: When Waging Wars is More Important Than Winning Them by David Keen. Joel H. Rosenthal on Peace: What is it good for? A review of The Glorious Art of Peace: From the Iliad to Iraq by John Gittings (and more on the history of peace thought East and West and its lessons for today). A world without war: The massively multiplayer online consultancy Wikistrat recently conducted a week long crowd-sourced brainstorming exercise to plot out a plausible range of caveats to the conventional wisdom that is the democratic peace theory.