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|

Constitutional Buffoonery from the Federal District Courts

The temporary nationwide injunctions placed on President Trump’s most recent executive order, issued March 6 (“Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”) by two federal district courts are the latest skirmishes in progressive liberalism’s war against the idea of the sovereign nation-state and the exclusive citizenship that attaches to “separate and

By | 2017-04-03T05:45:59+00:00 March 27th, 2017|

Iraq: A War in Three Acts

Americans love a good story. Pop culture is littered with the fictional tales of heroic characters. The majority of stories today still follow a three-act structure that dates back to Aristotle. Epic films start with the hero called to action in the first act; then the tension rises in the second (how will our hero

By | 2017-07-26T15:58:56+00:00 March 18th, 2017|

Applying ‘America First’ in the Middle East

President Trump’s “America First” principle is an opportunity for the United States to adopt a more productive approach to engagement with nations in the Middle East. Here are three ways the Trump Administration could get better results, without creating unnecessary new problems, thus allowing the president to stay focused on his vital domestic agenda. 2003

By | 2017-01-28T13:10:00+00:00 January 26th, 2017|

The Canadian Threat to America

John McCallum, Canada's minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, announces the country's plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees. Donald Trump’s strict opposition to illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America earned him the undying enmity of America’s Leftist elite and the unquestioning allegiance of many working-class Americans. These workers have endured declining economic

By | 2017-07-26T22:00:42+00:00 January 10th, 2017|

The Bookends of Failure: President Obama Teaches What Not To Do

If a monument is to be created commemorating President Barack Obama's anti-terrorism and foreign policy legacy, etched in marble above it should be the phrase: "What Not To Do—A Legacy of Failure." Indeed, we now see in blinding light the eight year experiment in appeasement and abdication of leadership: more terrorism, more death.  The bookends

By | 2017-01-02T12:58:15+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|

What’s Truly De·plor·a·ble

The "most qualified" candidate for president is briefed on bombings in New York and New Jersey and the best she can muster is: "I think it's always wiser to wait to until you have information for making conclusions, because we are just in the beginning stages of trying to determine what happened," and, "Well I

By | 2016-09-19T09:41:54+00:00 September 19th, 2016|

Remembering Rightly

  In the wake of the 15th anniversary commemorating the September 11 terrorist attacks, a few remaining thoughts: 1.  We used to lament the post-September 11 lack of unity.  It's true, shortly after September 11 Americans were more sober, patriotic, and united.  It's hard to pin where and when the wheels came off that cart. 

By | 2016-09-12T10:23:14+00:00 September 12th, 2016|