If we leave this disaster thinking to ourselves that we’ll cast our vote for the other guy next election — that if only he was here all would be well — then we will have failed to learn.
Military leaders failed to properly account for their own efforts, misled the public, and then racked up cushy paychecks after the war. They deserve to be punished.
Rumsfeld served as Secretary of Defense under former President George W. Bush and former President Gerald Ford.
Ever since the new administration has taken office, the Iranian regime has resorted to what it does best: terrorism and extortion.
Orders to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria should closely follow the conclusion of Biden’s review.
Several defense experts lauded the Trump administration’s lame-duck decision to proceed with troop draw-downs in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying more should be done.
A reprioritization of America’s strategic interests would cement the legacy of the first president in the era of great-power rivalry.
The Pentagon’s spokeswoman says the United States remains committed ‘to ensuring the enduring defeat of ISIS and supporting Iraq’s long-term security, stability, and prosperity.’ That is the job of the Iraqi military.
Reconciliation and empowerment is a surefire way to resecure the consent of the governed and end the policing crisis in many American communities.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders writes that Trump commanded leading military officers to speed up a mission against ISIS and to bring US soldiers home.
It’s time for President Trump to fully withdraw all U.S. combat troops from Iraq. Iraq must assume responsibility for its own security.
An inveterate teambuilder, Flynn’s conviction for deeds over words drew critical buy-in from external partners. The result was a robust synergism that proved lethal to America’s foes.
Biden’s promises to the citizens of Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, and the rest of the world stand in stark contrast to what he plans to accomplish for the American worker on Day One, which is nothing.
The ask from Phillip was simple: I will watch from the parking lot with my wife and our four children if we must, but please let my sister-in-law, her family, and my parents bury my brother.
Trump criticized Mattis’ demand of a permanent U.S. military presence on the border of Syria and Turkey, and noted that predictions of a slaughter of Kurds following the withdrawal of U.S. troops never materialized.
Foreign policy is Biden’s worst platform, and it would be negligence not to question him on the challenges of the future, for which, according to his own words, he seems woefully ill-prepared.
The United States and her Western allies have been engaged in reactive opposition to Russian actions across the globe for far too long.
There may be neoconservatives cheering that drone strike, as neoconservatives are wont to do, but it is unlikely that they are the ones driving policy.
Instead of playing politics, Washington must realize that risking the lives of American forces in a gamble to reduce Iranian influence in Iraq isn’t worth it and may be self-defeating.
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