As the post-9/11 chapter closes, a new one begins, marked above all by the end of American deterrence and the eclipse of American power.
Reports have come in that the last C-17 Globemaster departed Afghanistan, effectively abandoning hundreds of Americans stranded in the country.
‘She absolutely loved the work she was doing in Afghanistan and was excited to tell me more about it once she was back home,’ said Gee’s sister.
General Kenneth McKenzie Jr. told reporters Thursday military evacuation efforts in Kabul depended on Taliban protection.
Biden has yet to show his face or to take questions from journalists, and his press team’s only statement is a female empowerment pump about a constitutional amendment passed more than a hundred years ago.
Trump rejected Biden’s attempts to blame him for the botched Afghanistan withdrawal and American lives lost due to the chaos in Kabul.
Alissa reportedly had sympathies to the Islamic caliphate pursued by ISIS, according to journalist Jack Posobiec citing a White House official.
On a number of national security issues, the Biden administration is showing troubling signs of a backslide with regard to the historic progress Trump made.
Orders to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria should closely follow the conclusion of Biden’s review.
One factor in a bunch of Americans opting for Donald Trump in 2016 was his promise not to start a new war in the Middle East — but the D.C. establishment secretly kept troops in Syria, and lied about it to the president.
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.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders writes that Trump commanded leading military officers to speed up a mission against ISIS and to bring US soldiers home.
What the strategy toward ISIS returnees might look like under a Joe Biden administration isn’t hard to imagine.
It’s time for President Trump to fully withdraw all U.S. combat troops from Iraq. Iraq must assume responsibility for its own security.
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.
The beheading of Daniel Pearl in the months after 9/11 marked the inauguration of jihadi execution videos. His killer’s conviction was overturned Thursday.
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.
With Russia’s more than 6,000 nuclear warheads, a permanent veto at the U.N. Security Council, and a president keen on making Russia a great power, Washington shouldn’t sideline Moscow.
The best way to neutralize Iran is to have them overstretch. An older, forgotten grand strategy where adversaries bleed each other is in the Western interest.
Chinese activity beyond its borders does not inherently threaten America. The twin narratives of Trump ‘abandoning’ the Middle East and any Chinese presence as a threat to America are false.
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