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.
What the strategy toward ISIS returnees might look like under a Joe Biden administration isn’t hard to imagine.
The county paper predicted a crowd of 2,000-plus for President Donald Trump’s 7 p.m. hanger stop. There are more than twice that many vehicles in the parking lots and fields by 4.
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.
Three years gone, thousands of lives lost, tens of billions in debt-funded spending, and we’re right back where we started, with a permanent entanglement in the longest war in U.S. history.
Was the Abu al-Hassan al-Muhaijir killed in October’s second operation this very same Most Wanted of American citizens who reportedly went by the name Abu Hassan al-Muhaijir?
Remaining actively engaged militarily in the Middle East only deepens our strategic failure and extends the forever war that Trump has repeatedly criticized.
It’s unthinkable that any other great power would get away without any backlash from either Islamic powers, Islamic civil society, or jihadist groups. And that is one of the biggest puzzles in foreign policy worth probing.
Rep. Adam Schiff has spent the vast majority of Trump’s presidency peddling unfounded (and debunked) conspiracy theories and ‘leaking’ false information to countless media outlets
Meet the military working dog, and very good boy, who played a key role in the killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s death draws a curtain on an episode that was partly influenced by our bad choices, choices that started in 2011 at the start of the Arab Spring.
Trump’s critics appear to believe that backing a Marxist splinter group aligned with the anti-American, pro-Iranian axis in its war against a NATO ally is sound policy.
The affair highlights the challenges facing an aging alliance that was built for a different strategic context, and the inadequacy of old foreign policy structures for a new world.
After 18 years, thousands of casualties, and a price tag that could be as high as $1 trillion, the United States has done all it can in Afghanistan. Instead of finding excuses to stay, it’s time to come home.
Eddie Gallagher was accused of stabbing a teenage ISIS fighter as well as shooting Iraqi civilians while deployed to Iraq in 2017.
Rather than preserving an indefinite presence that lets the region’s leaders off the hook at the expense of other priorities, the United States must bring our troops home.
Were U.S. forces not already deployed to Syria, no sane person would recommend sending in 400 U.S. troops into a complex, dangerous civil war with multiple armed actors on the ground.
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