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.
The president should stop one day talking like a devoted noninterventionist, and the next day putting a great big smile on the faces of neoconservatives.
Despite Rhodes’ propaganda, America is in a far stronger position to deal with Iran’s provocations under Trump than at any time since Obama entered office.
A European passenger jet crash that killed all 176 passengers and crew in Iran during Wednesday night’s hostilities is under intense international scrutiny after rapid explanations raised suspicions.
We should stop listening to the media on national security issues, since they are always wrong. As a captive audience, they make us accompany them through their stages of hysteria, and it’s insufferable.
President Donald Trump confirmed no American or Iraqui people were harmed in the Iranian regime’s attack, and annoucned heavy economic sanctions on Iran.
The length, scope, and operational duration of the attack suggests it is a targeted towards regime stability and an internal audience. Whether it leads to further escalation is a political call.
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