The Sound of Statesmanship

The most nationalist speech given by an American to an international audience was—and remains—John F. Kennedy's “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” speech. In it, Kennedy threatened the Soviet Union, an enemy of the United States. The Soviet Union menaced the United States with a massive arsenal of thermonuclear weapons. Mutually assured destruction made the

By | 2017-09-23T14:18:29+00:00 September 21st, 2017|

Why Trump’s U.N. Speech Was a Triumph

Donald Trump on Tuesday confirmed yet again why he is the most robust president since Ronald Reagan. Following up on his brilliant speeches before a joint session of Congress in February, his speech about combating Islamic terrorism before Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, and his splendid defense of Western civilizational values in Warsaw

By | 2017-09-21T20:25:11+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Tags: |

Kennedy on Missile Defense and North Korea’s Nuclear Threat

Brian T. Kennedy, president of the American Strategy Group, joined Seth Leibsohn and Chris Buskirk to discuss why the United States is lagging badly in the area of ballistic missile defense in the face of the growing threat from a nuclear-armed North Korea and what can be done about it—as well as the high

By | 2017-09-13T15:37:35+00:00 September 13th, 2017|

Establishment GOP Puts Cronies over Country on Missile Defense

As North Korea demonstrates America’s vulnerability to ballistic missiles, and as President Trump pledges “many billions of dollars” for “the anti-missile,” establishment Republicans are poised to use missile defense talk today in the same way they did in the wake of Ronald Reagan’s commitment to it: profit politically from rhetoric, funnel money to

By | 2017-09-15T07:45:21+00:00 September 12th, 2017|

Trumping Afghanistan

Like many long-time Trump supporters, I, too, was disappointed with the president’s announcement of a “new strategy” for U.S. forces in Afghanistan. I was hoping to hear Trump had found a responsible way to end our nation’s longest war. But with all of the armchair quarterbacking going on in the wake of the

By | 2017-08-27T23:27:17+00:00 August 24th, 2017|

A Blank Check for Afghanistan

The trouble with the new (or, rather, not-so-new) Trump Administration war plan for Afghanistan is that it’s a loser. Sure, the president gets high marks for finally talking about “victory” in Afghanistan—after 17 years of seemingly endless warfare, it’s nice to hear the word mentioned. Yet, for all of the talk of victory,

By | 2017-08-27T07:46:10+00:00 August 24th, 2017|