James Mattis’s departure highlights the broader legitimation crisis that results from American foreign policy being run without democratic accountability and against popular opinion.
Trump’s decision nips further mission creep in the bud and refocuses the national security bureaucracy on the right priorities.
Sometimes you reach a point—usually when you have something to promote—when what you once thought no longer is what you think now.
Yesterday, President Trump resisted public pressure and declined to significantly reorient American foreign policy in light of Saudi Arabia’s brutal killing of its political opponent Jamal Khashoggi.
A new book by Robert Kagan, ‘The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World,’ argues that the liberal world order is unraveling at a frightening pace, hastened in no small measure by its chief custodian and beneficiary.
Americans born 17 years ago can now enlist to fight in a war that began before they were born. It’s time to end the Afghanistan war.
The old willingness to ‘pay any price, bear any burden’ is waning. There is no reason we should subsidize others’ luxuries, let alone when we have so many problems at home.
Donald Trump, it turned out, read the conservative electorate much more accurately than the finest minds in Republican punditry. Their response is revenge.
This habit of seeing Islam through a narrow lens reinforces the likelihood that the Washington memo pushing for Islamic reformation is a significant strategy. It won’t work as planned.
Why are so many in Washington—even supposed conservatives—so eager to defend our powerful and unelected intelligence agencies?
Jennifer Rubin then: ‘If not Bolton himself, someone very much like him would be ideal in the No. 2 spot at State.’
John Bolton not only shares the president’s views on many foreign policy issues, he has decades of experience in government, politics, and American leadership.
To Americans tired of military campaigns to social engineer governments in distant lands, Donald Trump suggested he might embrace a less belligerent foreign policy. That’s not happening.
You may have never heard of Robert Kagan or Max Boot, but they are hugely influential to the people you vote for.
Speakers from both parties, including early and vociferous opponents of President Trump, trashed the deal while urging the president to take a harder line on Iran.
The idea that Russia orchestrated the Trump administration’s decision to end the CIA’s funding of jihadists is totally corrupt and offensive.
The GOP has struggled to define its foreign policy views, waffling between neoconservatism and anti-interventionism. But we need a third way.
If Trump’s shock presidential win taught us anything, it should be that the United States cannot be so stretched protecting others that it hurts its own citizens.
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.
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