Gaza: Total War Reality
By EARL H. TILFORD

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TUSCALOOSA, AL — MAY 19, 2021 — The current fighting in Gaza rapidly approaches total war intensity. Strategy for Hamas has always involved the total war objective of annihilating Israel. For Israel, fighting Hamas and Hezbollah, which is based in Lebanon and Syria, involves a long, protracted but limited war of attrition. This may be changing. Hamas and Hezbollah use terrorism …

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By EARL H. TILFORD

COVID 19: Yes, this is War
Dr. EARL H. TILFORD

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TUSCALOOSA, AL — April 14, 2020 — In mid-March, President Donald Trump declared himself a “wartime president.” While the usual legion of media critics bellyached, Trump during the COVID-19 pandemic has rallied the country to a semblance of togetherness not seen since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. But the question remains, is it proper to regard the current …

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Dr. EARL H. TILFORD

Thinking the Unthinkable—and Responding Wisely
Dr. EARL H. TILFORD

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL — March 29, 2020 — In 1994, I was in my first year as director of research for the U.S. Army’s Strategic Studies Institute. Part of our mission was to consider how the Army might respond to various strategic threats. Fifteen very bright people, to include serving officers and civilians, most with doctorates in history, political …

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Dr. EARL H. TILFORD