Since 2002, billions of U.S. tax dollars have been spent rebuilding Afghanistan after decades of war. A big chunk of that money pays Afghan soldiers… Read More
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s recent use of chemical weapons against his own people is a grim reminder of the deep challenges that continue to exist… Read More
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Late Thursday, President Trump announced a cruise missile strike against a Syrian air base in retaliation for the regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons against its people. Initial reports suggest that the strike involved 59 cruise missiles that destroyed Syrian aircraft and killed a dozen people. The missile strike has been widely praised by U.S. […]
Since the summer of 2014, American forces have been fighting the so-called Islamic State (sometimes called ISIS) in Iraq — and, at least since the autumn of 2015, in Syria as well. Given the brutal nature of the ISIS terrorists, few objected to the airstrikes, front-line advisers, and then Special Operations personnel utilized against them. But […]
Donald Trump’s presidency has shown us that he likes to break political rules. This includes those for how presidents usually relate to the U.S. military and act as commander in chief. Right after being inaugurated, he showed us this when he authorized a Special Forces raid in Yemen. U.S. civil-military relations 101 Civil-military relations in […]
In 1990, with the fall of the Soviet Union and following eight years of military buildup under President Ronald Reagan, the American people seemed to… Read More
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In a speech on board the next-generation aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, President Donald Trump pledged to rebuild the U.S. Navy fleet, eliminate cuts… Read More
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“Americans cannot care more for your children’s security than you do,” U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis cautioned NATO defense ministers in Brussels in mid-February, urging European allies to get serious about providing for their own defense. Mattis put the alliance on notice that U.S. patience was finite and suggested that Washington’s commitment to European security […]
Imagine a U.S. president whose management of international relations strikes many in the political establishment as dangerous and contrary to the U.S. national interest. Imagine further that Congress, run by the president’s party, appears unwilling to challenge the president, while the news media is profoundly distrusted by half the country. This president’s administration starts provoking […]
American Army deserter, Bowe Bergdahl’s, charges survived President Obama’s swath of pardons during his last week in office, but they may not survive a month of President Donald Trump. On Monday, defense attorney’s for Bergdahl played a portion of a 28 minute video showing then-candidate for president, Donald Trump, saying repeatedly that Bergdahl is a “traitor.” A video which presiding judge, Army Col. Jeffery Nance | Read More »
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