Stanton S. Coerr
Stanton S. Coerr
Stanton Coerr

Stanton S. Coerr was a Marine officer and is a veteran of the war in Iraq. He holds degrees from Duke, Harvard, and the Naval War College, and now lives and works in Washington DC.

I Served With James Mattis. Here’s What I Learned From Him

To Marines, Gen. James Mattis is the finest of our tribal elders. The rest of the world, very soon, will know how truly gifted he is.

3 Reasons To Stop Thanking Me For My Military Service

All of us in military uniform have experienced the reflexive thanks of the nation. But it is now time for all of us to move on.

What HillaryCare Means About Hillary’s Presidential Chops

To understand how Hillary Clinton would act in power, we must study the way she acted the last time she was in charge.

How The United States Lost The Second Iraq War

We are losing Iraq for the same reason we lost Vietnam: we are fighting one war, while the insurgents fight another.

In Washington, Motorcycle-Mounted Veterans Remember Their Own

Tattoos and beards and black leather out in the sun, those veterans are all of us. These are our mounted patron saints, America’s own motorcycle gang, the best of who we are.

Sixteen Foreign Policy Books ’16 Contenders Must Read, Part 2

The Commander in Chief needs to understand crucial things about foreign policy. Reading these books will help prepare a future president.

Sixteen Foreign Policy Books ’16 Contenders Must Read, Part I

View the sweep and span of American foreign policy and military intervention. These books are critical lessons in overreach, optimism, misuse of power, and misreading of reality.