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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 | Apr 8, 2019

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently denied that Russia was trying to create “another Syria” in Venezuela. Given Lavrov’s track record, we have to conclude that is precisely what Russia is doing. We weren’t sufficiently paranoid about Syria. No one…

by | Apr 1, 2019

Friday was supposed to be “Brexit Day,” when the United Kingdom once again became a sovereign nation independent of the European Union. Instead, it was the day that the UK’s parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s awful Brexit deal for…

by | Mar 25, 2019

The Democrats competing for their party’s nomination next year can be identified in two ways. The first is that they are all vying to win the heart of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, author of the “Green New Deal,” which would ground…

by | Mar 18, 2019

Judge Jeanine Pirro asked a reasonable question on her Fox News show the other day. She was focusing on infamously anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). Omar has made it her trademark to accuse politicians who support Israel of having accepted…

by | Mar 11, 2019

Former secretary of state Henry Kissinger famously asked, “Who do I call if I want to call Europe?” Since the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte, that question has been unanswerable because Europe never spoke with one voice. For the last dozen…

by | Mar 4, 2019

President Trump’s approach to diplomacy is, to say the least, unusual. When asked why he appears sympathetic to dictators and despots such as Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, or Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, he’s shrugged off these important questions…

by | Feb 25, 2019

It’s well-nigh impossible to feel sorry for the person who desperately wanted to ascend to the office Winston Churchill held during World War Two at the moment when the principal job of the United Kingdom’s prime minister would be to…

by | Feb 18, 2019

Venezuela’s socialist nightmare isn’t going to end soon because its socialist dictator, Nicolás Maduro, still controls the nation’s military. His personal security detail consists of about four hundred Russian mercenaries and an unknown number of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps troops….

by | Feb 11, 2019

This week marks the fortieth anniversary of Iran’s 1979 revolution. Since the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini took power, the Iranian regime has worked diligently to spread its malignancy around the world. Its influence has spread throughout the Middle East, South…

by | Feb 4, 2019

President Trump’s continuing feud with the intelligence community has gone on too long. It must, somehow, be repaired because the making of defense and foreign policy relies on the best, most credible and accurate intelligence we can gather. In the…

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