If the U.S. experience in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria should have told our foreign policy elites anything, it is that Washington can’t resolve distant political problems.
Trump’s decision nips further mission creep in the bud and refocuses the national security bureaucracy on the right priorities.
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.
‘How American Muslims learn and respond to the slippery slope of non-violent Islamism and its inherent separatism … is critical.’
Americans are sick of endless wars, and a bipartisan consensus of ordinary Americans yearns for more realism, restraint, and plain common sense in U.S. foreign policy.
After all the awareness that was raised, and the money that was collected, the end result for these women of #Bringbackourgirls was continued harassment and exploitation.
The Trump administration likely has a strategy in mind to change the way U.S. enemies have gotten used to thinking after eight years of President Obama.
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.
‘I just know I have a clear conscience if he takes off and, and just starts shooting places up’
As the world implodes around them, President Obama and his advisors blithely find time to lavish praise on each other and themselves.
The hearing made clear that ISIS has been destroyed and much of the credit, like it or not, should go to the Trump administration.
Unassimilated, alienated, underpaid, or unemployed young Muslim men appear to be most vulnerable to radicalization, and chain migration seems to frequently assist.
People who embrace extremist behavior such as terrorist acts demonstrate convincing evidence of a failure to assimilate into the culture in which they reside.
This attack marks the first significant instance in America of the kind of vehicular ISIS attacks that have become frequent in European countries.
Iranian religious fighters see the fight against ISIS as a great way to subjugate the Sunni areas of Iraq and bring them under Iran’s influence and even control.
Although some celebrate ISIS’ territorial losses in Iraq and Syria as proof it is on the run, the attacks in Spain demonstrate the group’s adaptability and prove it is far from defeated.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is so far doubling down on a failed status quo, dragging out a strategic loss already bought at a dear cost.
With Doha more defiant than ever, the United States needs to take more drastic action and remove a crutch that has been propping up the emirate for too long.
‘For the West to see a day free from wars against Islamist terror…we must wage an ideological war to influence the minds of Muslims,’ says Zuhdi Jasser.
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