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.
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.
James Mattis’s departure highlights the broader legitimation crisis that results from American foreign policy being run without democratic accountability and against popular opinion.
We are seeing federal judges repeatedly issue nationwide injunctions halting government operations that the judges deem politically incorrect.
The administration has merely required that transgender individuals meet the same requirements as all other Americans who apply for military service. Cue the usual lies and hysteria.
‘He said Mattis said great things about me, as did Sessions. He explained he had asked a lot of people about me and heard great things.’
The Trump administration has to decide whether now is a good time to do battle with the LGBT lobby over transgender people serving in the military.
Some Trump diehards think the president’s tariffs are a strategic masterstroke in negotiation, but the harm they will do belies that idea.
Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations does its best to form a synthesis out of Steve Bannon’s nationalism and George W. Bush’s foreign policy.
No, the secretary of Defense is not leading or participating in a cabinet-level coup against the duly elected president of the United States.
The public’s eagerness to see a general impose order on the White House—with the president’s blessing, no less—represents a potentially dangerous bargain.
President Trump clearly lacks elementary prudence or self-discipline. But the voters chose him, and the Constitution doesn’t give us any way around them.
Defense Secretary James Mattis squandered an opportunity to start molding a strategic doctrine that would focus on the goal of isolating political Islam.
BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith declared on Monday that James Mattis, Trump’s pick to run the Pentagon, must respond to questions about random Internet memes on fake news sites.
Federal law currently bars James Mattis from taking the job of defense secretary. Congress should change that.
Ben Domenech is joined by Senior Contributor Allysen Efferson on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour.
To Marines, Gen. James Mattis is the finest of our tribal elders. The rest of the world, very soon, will know how truly gifted he is.
If appointed defense secretary, ret. Gen. James Mattis could help overcome the political correctness that prevents us from discussing Islamism.
The larger reason for the dearth of generals in American political leadership has to do with the way we wage war today.
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