Robert Bruce Adolph

  • U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, speaks and gestures during a press conference on the trouble in the Middle East on an Aug. 21, 1970, in Washington. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    Dispatch from Rome: On power and arrogance

    The criticism in Sen. J. William Fulbright's book "The Arrogance of Power" was aimed at the Vietnam War, but could easily apply to the war in Afghanistan today, says the author of this commentary.

  • Airmen with the 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group salute the flag during the start of an assumption of command ceremony June 5, 2018, Kabul, Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Jared J. Duhon/Air Force)
    Dispatch from Rome: When I was young

    We continue to slog-on in the vain hope of perhaps finding “something” that will look like victory so we can declare ourselves winners, says the author of this commentary.