U.S. troops will reportedly leave eastern Syria by April, causing heart palpitations among the usual suspects who have never seen a U.S. intervention they wanted to end.
If the U.S. experience in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria should have told our foreign policy elites anything, it is that Washington can’t resolve distant political problems.
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.
An in-depth look, as someone who has spent time on the ground in Iraq and Syria with U.S. troops, local tribal militias, and rebel forces since 2005.
The burden of proof should not be with those who seek to return American troops home after the successful vanquishing of a foe, but on those who seek to continue a conflict with no timeline or clear strategy.
Author and Harvard Professor Stephen Walt joins Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss foreign policy and potential threats to U.S. security.
‘If Syria doesn’t ensure the total withdraw of Iranian-backed troops it will not receive one single dollar from the United States.’
‘How American Muslims learn and respond to the slippery slope of non-violent Islamism and its inherent separatism … is critical.’
The Trump administration’s move to cut off aid to Syria is in America’s best interests, and it’s good for the Syrian people too.
The Ukrainian struggle is matched only by the suffering of those in Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, and Syria, who have lost their lives in a geopolitical poker game.
On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, national security expert Nick Danforth explains the impact of President Trump’s sanctions on Turkey.
Americans are sick of endless wars, and a bipartisan consensus of ordinary Americans yearns for more realism, restraint, and plain common sense in U.S. foreign policy.
To equalize the plight of the American woman to that of a woman living in Syria or warring countries in Africa is absurd.
Germany has stood by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door policy for the most part. To them, accepting millions of foreigners as immigrants isn’t just a humanitarian effort; it’s atonement.
President Trump’s cancellation of the Iran deal gets America back in to fight our side of it.
In the end, Trump walked away from a promise made by the Obama administration, not the American people.
No matter how charming Macron is during his visit to Washington, President Trump should avoid being suckered into a longer and deeper involvement in Syria.
‘The others, gasping, stumbling, with face contorted, hands wildly gesticulating, and uttering horse cries of pain, fled madly through the villages and farms …’
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