What’s Next With Iran?

I’ve spent a long time arguing against the executive agreement that the Obama Administration inked with Iran in 2015. One of the earliest points of agreement that I had with President Donald Trump was over his consistent, forceful, criticism of that deal as “the worst deal” in history. Recently, however, I’ve become dismayed

By | 2017-07-24T20:42:05+00:00 July 24th, 2017|

Trump Cancels a Failed CIA Operation—It’s Gotta Be the Russians!

When the Washington Post puts five reporters on a story, it must be important, right? Over the course of the last two days, the Post reported on President Trump’s decision to officially kill “an ineffective and largely defunct” covert CIA program to recruit, train and arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria. We learned about

By | 2017-07-24T20:15:21+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|

Russia Still Has Nukes, Let’s Not Forget

Russia has become elevated in the minds of our foreign policy and military decisionmakers as the Number One Enemy. While President Obama mocked Mitt Romney for suggesting as much in 2012, today the possibility that Russia meddled in the 2016 election by exposing the Democratic National Committee’s double-crossing of Bernie Sanders is considered

By | 2017-07-20T15:10:21+00:00 July 17th, 2017|

Restoring the Balance of Power in the Mideast, Trump Style

As the world slowly divides roughly along the cultural “fault lines” Samuel Huntington warned us about two decades ago, two major stories have surfaced from the Mideast. The first is a speculative piece that claims elements of President Trump's foreign policy team are pressing the administration to change yet another regime in the

By | 2017-07-24T21:51:57+00:00 June 29th, 2017|

Feds Act as Muscle for Mosques

The U.S. Department of Justice is acting as the muscle of local mosques and riding roughshod over the zoning laws of local cities and towns in the process. Whether it be 60 foot minarets that violate height ordinances, insufficient parking for the size of the facilities, or crowds gathered until 3:30am in quiet

By | 2017-06-23T21:14:48+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Victory in Afghanistan is Still Possible

“When Americans suffer casualties, they run away from battle,” the high-ranking Taliban commander, Seif Galali, famously told an Al Jazeera interviewer in 2009, after U.S. forces withdrew from the Nuristan Province, due to fierce Taliban resistance. Around that time, Marine Corps platoon leader Lieutenant Jake Kerr, would recount to the legendary military writer

By | 2017-07-24T21:58:23+00:00 June 17th, 2017|

Britain Needs a Warlord

The term “warlord” usually conjures an image of a long-bearded fellow with opulent adornments sitting in a large tent in the desert, filled with enthralled servants, plush oriental rugs, sipping tea (or other beverage), and combing through his war booty. Indeed, the term is most usually applied in relation to places like Afghanistan

By | 2017-07-24T22:11:08+00:00 June 6th, 2017|