If Defense Secretary James Mattis cannot persuade Trump to request additional funds for the U.S. military, then perhaps he can convince him to reprioritize existing funding instead.
The last 25 years of urban unrest in America, and around the world, show how rapidly domestic tranquility can collapse when law enforcement steps aside or is overwhelmed.
The Trump administration is a lot closer to conventional foreign policy orthodoxy than many of his political enemies thought or his supporters desired.
During the Obama era, our military maneuvers were transparent to a fault. We need the element of surprise when conducting operations overseas.
Our defense budget is a sieve for congressional pet projects, special interest contracts, and social engineering programs. Pumping more fuel into the tank is little use if you don’t patch the holes.
Jim Webb has been pushed out of an award for pointing out that women aren’t as well-suited for combat as men. Apparently some female soldiers can’t handle ideas they don’t like.
The question we must ask now is: ‘Will the presence of a woman in combat negatively affect an infantry unit?’ This is the only question that matters in this debate.
Federal law currently bars James Mattis from taking the job of defense secretary. Congress should change that.
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.
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.
While everyone fixates on Syria’s civil war and ISIS, bloody civil war in Yemen serves as a front for a power struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
My younger brother was locked down at his high school while my older brother in Eighty-Second Airborne was getting the news that would eventually lead to war.
The Khans are a terrific example of how the United States excels at assimilating people from varied cultures and religions.
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