Edward Chang
EdwardChang
Edward Chang is a defense, military, and foreign policy writer. His writing has appeared in The National Interest, The American Conservative, Real Clear Defense, and War Is Boring. He can be followed on Twitter at @Edward_Chang_8.
How A Mexican Drug Cartel Nearly Triggered War Between The U.S. And Iran

Those dismissive of the danger posed by Mexican drug cartels ought to learn of the time they nearly carried out the worst terrorist attack in America since 9/11 and almost triggered a resulting war with Iran.

Of Course Retired Military Officers Have A Right To Free Speech. That’s Not The Point

With the nation’s faith in the republic seemingly on the ropes, the worst thing that could happen is for Americans to believe only the word of retired military officers as gospel.

Why Retired Military Officers Need To Shut Up About Politics

Retired Admiral William McRaven is leveraging the uniform he once wore and the reputation he cultivated in the military to influence readers. That’s bad for the country, and he knows it.

Why Going After Guns And Everything Labeled White Supremacy Won’t Solve Shootings

For those serious about saving lives, white nationalism needs to mean something more than just distasteful opinions, and mass shootings must remain within the context of the larger problem of gun violence.

Dissent Can Be Patriotic, But Hating Your Own Country Isn’t

The grand question of our time may very well be the simple one of whether the United States deserves not only to be defended but preserved.

Unlike Jaelene Hinkle, Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Uses Soccer To Push Her Politics

One player sacrificed a once-in-a-lifetime privilege due to her personal convictions, while the other insists on using that same privilege to essentially declare, ‘You’re either with me or against me.’

Neocons Don’t Deserve All The Blame For The Iraq War

It was the combination of 9/11 and the ongoing conflict between the United States and Iraq that culminated in the invasion of the latter in 2003.

How The Media Can Regain The Public Trust It Has Lost

In all their self-aggrandizement and pontificating, the media seems to have missed the core tenet of legitimacy as a public institution: trust.