by | Dec 24, 2018

President Trump has the dangerous habit of giving greater credence to what our enemies tell him than to what his closest advisors and our intelligence agencies say. Perhaps that is what Defense Secretary James Mattis meant when he wrote, in…

by | Dec 11, 2018

The United States used to win wars. Today, however, the United States military has been mired in the War in Afghanistan since 2001 — with no hope of winning. Not only has the war gone on without resolution, but the…

by | Oct 24, 2018

There are many places to look for evidence of how the war in Afghanistan is going. Some are even in Afghanistan. On 18 October, a Taliban attacker penetrated a provincial governor’s compound where top U.S. commanders and Afghan security leaders…

by | Oct 11, 2018

As President Donald Trump approaches the mid-point of his (first?) term, he needs to take control of his foreign policy. He defeated Hillary Clinton by running against her warmongering. But his administration’s policies, in substance rather than rhetoric, are largely…

by | Sep 11, 2018

Bob Woodward’s new book, Fear: Trump in the White House is meant to cast a negative light on Donald Trump’s presidency. Yet from the bits of information that have been released in the press thus far, there is much that shows…

by | Sep 10, 2018

Tomorrow is the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America. We have been in Afghanistan since a month after the 9/11 attacks that emanated from there with the help of its Taliban government. Our forces, and those of…

by | Aug 20, 2018

On October 16, 2001, Army Special Forces entered Afghanistan by helicopter, the first U.S. troops on the ground there since the 9/11 attacks. Since then, thousands of Americans have fought there, and over two thousand have died. By almost every…

by | Jul 30, 2018

Pakistan, where the army has ruled about half the time since independence from Britain in 1947, will continue with its third civilian government during the past ten years. In its general election of last week, the country has just given…

by | Jul 27, 2018

President Donald J. Trump enjoyed an unlikely (and, therefore, historic) victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election by appealing to working-class voters in the Midwest and the South. While the Democrats played identity politics, Trump and his team…

by | Jan 11, 2018

Thursday saw a media firestorm erupt over a Washington Post report that amid a White House meeting with several members of Congress working on a compromise having to do with the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA,…

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