The E.R.: ‘We Fail Better’ Should Not Be the Motto of the U.S. Military

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Media Outlet: Foreign Policy

Rosa Brooks, Tom Ricks, and others wrestle with America's recent legacy in the Middle East and what's broken with the last superpower's armed forces.

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Thomas Ricks is senior advisor on national security at New America's International Security program. He also is a contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, for which he writes the blog “The Best Defense.”

Rosa Brooks is a senior fellow at New America, working with the International Security program and the ASU Future of War project. She writes about the changing nature of warfare, the changing role of the U.S. military, and need to rethink core assumptions about the laws of war.