An America First National Security Strategy

The Trump Administration continues to run circles around its detractors. In an historically unusual move, President Donald Trump will be unveiling his administration’s first National Security Strategy (NSS) memo soon. Required by the Goldwater-Nichols Act, the National Security Strategy memo is a document that is released by the executive branch of the United

By | 2017-12-07T13:56:01+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

What Will It Take to Get Serious About Missile Defense?

North Korea’s possession of mobile-launched missiles that can deliver nukes anywhere in the United States shows that, nowadays, anybody can make lots of pinpoint-accurate missiles of any range. Since America’s ICBMs, submarines, and bombers are fewer, concentrated in fewer places than ever, even North Korea can carry out the kind of disarming attack

By | 2017-12-02T11:49:22+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

America Needs Space Weapons—Now

The United States today exists in an increasingly unstable, multipolar world of competing states. Since the start of the Global War on Terror in 2001, the United States abandoned larger strategic concerns to mollify the scourge of Islamic extremism effectively. However important this fight may have been and may continue to be, the

By | 2017-11-30T15:23:06+00:00 November 30th, 2017|

Is There an Emerging ‘Trump Doctrine’?

The candidacy and subsequent election of Donald Trump to the presidency caused a great deal of consternation among the U.S. foreign policy establishment, Democrat and Republican alike. His campaign rhetoric suggested that he had no coherent view of U.S. foreign policy, other than the gauzy commitment to “making America great again” and “America

By | 2017-11-25T11:14:40+00:00 November 25th, 2017|

Missile Defense: The Epitome of “America First”

In the wake of President Trump's trip to Asia—with stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines—Americans should thank him for remaining true to his America First principles. He gave speech after speech in which he asserted, sometimes to skeptical audiences, that the age in which U.S. leaders would prize multilateral

By | 2017-11-21T16:59:10+00:00 November 21st, 2017|

Turkey Is No Ally

Turkey has turned its back on the West. To be fair, we in the West didn’t do much to prevent it. When Turkey sought entry into the European Union, other members balked and resisted—though not without reason. Many Europeans were alarmed by the rise of Turkey’s Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP). The

By | 2017-11-20T09:06:23+00:00 November 19th, 2017|

Reflections on Terrorism: Idiots in Paradise

Every time some Muslim bombs, beheads, shoots, runs over, and otherwise terrorizes the likes of us in New York, Paris, London, Madrid, Boston, Barcelona, San Bernardino, or any other Western city, the Euro-American ruling class asks whether he acted in concert with international organizations. Decades ago, it asked about connections with states. It

By | 2017-11-13T07:18:44+00:00 November 12th, 2017|