Greatness Agenda

Graveyard of Narratives

Perhaps the only useful result of the Afghan enterprise’s clamorous collapse is the widespread recognition that we are not seeing the results of discrete choices about foreign policy.

Chaos and Confusion in Kabul

It’s hard to explain our ongoing failure to effectively secure the safety of American citizens in Afghanistan—unless the administration has refused to authorize it.

Lessons Never Learned

The establishment, having failed to win a counterinsurgency abroad and a culture war at home, opted to export the culture war and import the counterinsurgency.

The Long Shadow of Bush’s Bushwa

George W. Bush’s duplicity about crucial facts in 2001 made it impossible for Americans to properly understand the struggle against al-Qaeda, ISIS, the Taliban, and other Muslim groups.