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Jed Babbin
Jed Babbin
TAS contributing editor Jed Babbin served as a deputy undersecretary of defense in the George H.W. Bush administration. He writes the “Loose Canons” column for TAS Online and often appears as a talking warhead on television and radio. He is coauthor (with Herbert London) of the new book The BDS War Against Israel. He is also the author of Inside the Asylum: Why the UN and Old Europe are Worse Than You Think. You can follow him on Twitter@jedbabbin.
by | Aug 19, 2019

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are playing a high-stakes game of chicken that encompasses both trade negotiations and the protests against Chinese oppression that have continued for 11 weeks in Hong Kong. Over the past week, the contest…

by | Aug 5, 2019

U.S. representatives are reportedly near a deal with the Taliban that would allow us to withdraw almost half of the 14,000 troops we have there in exchange for promises by the Taliban that include divorcing themselves from al-Qaeda, ISIS, and…

by | Jul 29, 2019

When Neville Chamberlain finally resigned from the prime ministership of the United Kingdom in 1940, his successor — Winston Churchill — inherited a world at war. When Theresa May — probably the worst prime minister since Chamberlain — resigned last…

by | Jul 20, 2019

Fifty years ago tonight, there were about 200 of us crowded around a small black and white television set at Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts. We were Air Force ROTC cadets attending the four-week summer camp between our junior and…

by | Jul 15, 2019

The strains of almost eighteen years of continuous war, Obama’s massive budget cuts, and a tide of damaging politics have eroded critical parts of our military. What has held together, until last week, was the most critical element: the trust…

by | Jul 8, 2019

When British forces seized an Iranian tanker bound for Syria last week, they acted out of character. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is the lamest of lame ducks. She has no mandate for action, far less military action, to enforce…

by | Jul 1, 2019

William F. Buckley, Jr., once said that one cannot argue with the invincibly ignorant. To be invincibly ignorant, a person — or a nation — has to be impervious to facts. So it is with Britain, France, and Germany in…

by | Jun 17, 2019

Last Wednesday the intelligence community launched its first attack on Attorney General William Barr’s investigation into its illegal acts and abuses of power during the 2016 election. In a New York Times article entitled “Justice Department Seeks to Question CIA in its…

by | Jun 10, 2019

The extremism of the Democrats, their honed-to-a-fine-edge radicalism, is displayed almost daily on the subject of abortion. When anyone — like poor old Joe Biden — strays an inch on abortion, they’re quickly reined in as Biden was last week…

by | Jun 3, 2019

“Crossfire Hurricane” — the melodramatic code name for the FBI/CIA spy operation on candidate Trump and his early presidency — was run for the FBI by then-FBI Director James Comey, his deputy Andrew McCabe, Special Agent Peter Strzok, and a…

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