Gene Healy, vice president at the Cato Institute, joins Ben Domenech on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour.
Sam Mendes’ magnificent epic raises a question stripped straight from today’s headlines: Is war a futile waste of life or the apex of the human experience?
President Trump said that killing Soleimani was an effort to end, not start a war. He was roundly mocked, but that is exactly what he did.
If yesterday evening serves as the entirety of the Iranian response to Soleimani’s death, President Trump should count the events as a win.
The length, scope, and operational duration of the attack suggests it is a targeted towards regime stability and an internal audience. Whether it leads to further escalation is a political call.
Only the absence of retaliation or some lower-level action that gives both sides a face-saving way out of the predicament can restore deterrence. Otherwise, fight’s on.
‘Repercussions mount over U.S. strike, with Iran nuclear deal pullback and Iraq call for U.S. troop pullout,’ the Los Angeles Times tells us, waiting 14 paragraphs to explain the resolution is not binding.
Just as we have other options aside from war, it’s worth considering how limited Iran’s appetite for war with the United States actually is.
“We caught him in the act and terminated him,” Trump said in an address at his Mar-a-Lago resort in south Florida. “His reign of terror is over.”
Will taught me that the most meaningful thing civilians can do for veterans and service members may be to listen to their stories of service.
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.
Given the ways veterans are routinely portrayed in media coverage and popular culture, we need to correct the common view that military service is psychologically devastating.
The Western dependence on Middle Eastern energy supplies is ever diminishing. Foreign policy should reflect that strategic reality.
Instead of reducing the chance of conflict with Iran, a policy of ‘maximum pressure’ only increases the threat another needless U.S. war in the Middle East.
It appears President Trump is cognizant of the slow drift to war with Iran, and is not very happy about it. Someone needs to remind him who is the president.
Obama’s media echo chamber is hyping Iran’s bluster about U.S. sanctions. But their insistence that the only options are appeasement or war offers a false choice.
The lessons we can learn from Black Hawk Down and the Battle of Mogadishu remain relevant today as we contemplate intervention in Venezuela.
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