President Trump’s speech reiterated his familiar ‘America first’ theme, a strategy to bolster American influence by emphasizing American interests and reasserting national sovereignty.
The lessons we can learn from Black Hawk Down and the Battle of Mogadishu remain relevant today as we contemplate intervention in Venezuela.
This odd aversion to thinking about the best interests of the nation when pushing a conspiracy theory about treasonous collusion with Russia is dangerous.
Venezuela’s situation is terrible, and Nicolas Maduro’s stronghold might grow less stable over the course of the month. We still shouldn’t intervene.
If a few tear-jerker images can move President Trump (or anyone) to support a war that he always opposed, we’re in bad shape indeed.
Donald Trump’s praise for Vladimir Putin raises the prospect that he will try to promote American interests in the same disastrous way Putin has for Russia.
Former defense secretary Robert Gates writes a how-to manual for dealing with the federal bureaucracy and makes the case that government failures are opportunities for reform.
The question about Chuck Hagel isn’t why he’s leaving. It’s why he was appointed in the first place if President Obama had no intention of listening to him.
Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham should realize their ridiculous warmongering damages very idea of America as ‘home of the brave.’
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