The burden of proof should not be with those who seek to return American troops home after the successful vanquishing of a foe, but on those who seek to continue a conflict with no timeline or clear strategy.
We spend gobs of money on our military, so what do we get in return? A lot of foreign intervention that has little clear benefit to Americans.
While war is sometimes necessary, World War I warns us not to reduce complex historical lessons into facile axioms, such as the need to ‘resist aggression.’
In order to understand what guidance natural law gives us about war and peace in our time, it is first necessary to have some understanding of what ‘natural law’ is.
No matter how charming Macron is during his visit to Washington, President Trump should avoid being suckered into a longer and deeper involvement in Syria.
President Trump wanted to declare victory over ISIS in Syria and go home. Well, that’s the trick, isn’t it? It turns out ‘win and go home’ rarely works.
To Americans tired of military campaigns to social engineer governments in distant lands, Donald Trump suggested he might embrace a less belligerent foreign policy. That’s not happening.
Our political culture has degraded to the point where it encourages the worst presidential temptations—and we’ve made waging war nearly as easy as firing off a tweet.
Defeating ISIS would most likely necessitate a holistic, long-term approach in Iraq along the lines of the 2007 surge. But this would cost the president significant political capital.
President Obama mismanaged two wars, oversaw the collapse of order across the Middle East, and left the United States and the world less safe.
The nomination of Jim Webb for Department of Defense would, unlike Rudy Guiliani or John Bolton, be aligned with the best of Trump’s foreign policy views.
Liberal interventionism and neoconservatism offer us the same militaristic approaches. It’s time for a new, more thoughtful approach to our foreign policy.
Peering through the murk, what we see in our current political memes about globalism is a noisy celebration of half-truths and half-baked ideas.
‘My name is Islamic soldier. . . You have to tell America to stop bombing Syria and Iraq.’
U.S. efforts to remake Afghanistan in its own image fostered corruption and cronyism, a new report finds.
Both George W. Bush and Barack Obama’s foreign policies can be seen as classic examples of idealism overpowering cold analysis of facts.
Despite fighting a three-front war against Democrats, Never Trump Republicans, and the mainstream media, Donald Trump supporters’ resolve is only stronger.
Sean Hannity and Bret Stephens can duke it out all they want over nativism or neoconservatism in foreign policy, but their world will soon be over.
Donald Trump has contradicted himself about whether he supports fighting in Iraq and Libya, so it’s likely we have no idea whether he would keep America out of wars or create new ones.
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