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by | Aug 25, 2022

Crisis of Command: How We Lost Trust and Confidence in America’s Generals and Politicians By Stuart Scheller (Knox Press, 272 pages, $28)  “He was following the orders he was given.” At this point, former Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller despises those…

by | Aug 24, 2022

On July 31, an American drone delivered a precision strike of two Hellfire missiles into Kabul, Afghanistan, killing al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. It was a historic moment in the U.S. campaign against the group responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks….

by | Aug 18, 2022

Women’s rights have continued to deteriorate in Afghanistan since the country was recaptured in August 2021 after the United States’ disastrous withdrawal. Women’s mobility, access to employment, and education have been severely curtailed, and the burqa has been mandated across…

by | Aug 5, 2022

The case of WNBA basketball star Brittney Griner continues to escalate. It is rapidly becoming a big deal in U.S.-Russian relations. On Thursday, a Russian judge convicted Griner of drug possession and smuggling and sentenced her to nine years in…

by | Aug 2, 2022

We are approaching the one-year anniversary of the collapse of the U.S.-backed Afghan government and its replacement with the Taliban. The Diplomat’s managing editor, Catherine Putz, spoke with Justine Fleischner of Afghan Peace Watch about what has transpired since then….

by | Jul 4, 2022

Asked how American families who can’t afford to pay $5 per gallon of gasoline can survive, Biden’s National Economic Council Director Brian Deese said, “This is about the future of the Liberal World Order and we have to stand firm.”…

by | May 15, 2022

Nine months after President Biden withdrew U.S. forces from Afghanistan — which happened after nearly twenty years of war there — we seem to have already unlearned all the lessons of that war and the debacle Biden created in quitting…

by | Apr 24, 2022

“Great Caesar’s Ghost!” That’s how Perry White, boss at The Daily Planet, where Clark Kent reported and Superman did wardrobe changes, exclaimed bemusement in the 1950s. Today that expression has been replaced by the “WTF” profanity. Thanks to Joe Biden’s…

by | Mar 28, 2022

What, if anything, is in President Biden’s mind when he makes statements such as those he made last week? Biden has declined to send Polish MiG-29s to Ukraine, which they need badly, because he believes it would be an escalation…

by | Jan 19, 2022

Press conferences have gone from feverishly adversarial under Trump to dull and idle under Biden. He faced few difficult questions until the end of the interminable press conference on Wednesday when he finally moved off his sheet of approved questioners….

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