War in Afghanistan Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Feb 12, 2022

Washington’s foreign policy establishment, essentially a bipartisan war party more interested in running the world than protecting the American people, is debating going to war — several times over. For instance, there’s Russia. Administration officials warn that Moscow might attack…

by | Dec 17, 2021

In a thought-provoking article in the National Interest, the Cato Institute’s Justin Logan contends that U.S. foreign policy is run by too many lawyers (full disclosure — I am a lawyer), and suggests that we’d have a better foreign policy if…

by | Nov 10, 2021

The ancient Greeks knew a thing or two about the cycle of regimes, which they postulated in anacyclosis. Simply put, weak men make hard times, hard times make strong men, strong men make good times, good times make weak men….

by | Sep 14, 2021

I’ve spent most of the past few weeks writing columns here at The American Spectator which are exercises in bomb-throwing at the various villains and dunces who populate our government at its highest levels. A few months back, I wrote…

by | Sep 13, 2021

As 2021 painfully revealed, the United States did not achieve its objective of establishing a durable, functioning government in Afghanistan friendly to our interests. Afghanistan is but the latest in a succession of post-World War II disasters where we failed…

by | Sep 13, 2021

My first real experience with government bureaucracy was 60 years ago when I joined the U.S. Army Reserve. We were hustled into a room at old Fort Dix to be given our uniforms. Half of the troops were handed decade-old…

by | Sep 13, 2021

Tim Young was exactly right on Saturday. Young, the excellent conservative comedian and political commentator, took to Twitter after viewing the insulting Shanksville speech former President George W. Bush dropped onto the heads of the American people, and dropped some…

by | Sep 6, 2021

Our ignominious defeat in the 20-year Afghan War is a lost battle in the “Great Game” of the 21st century. It is a struggle for control or denial of control of the vast geographical region of Central Asia. It resembles,…

by | Sep 6, 2021

Joe Biden declared the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan a success. That is somewhat akin to General Custer saying, “we have the Indians right where we want them.” Biden also said he accepts responsibility for what happened, but then he blamed…

by | Sep 6, 2021

“Taliban Blackhawks,” editorial cartoon by Yogi Love for The American Spectator, September 6, 2021.

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