America First

Epitaph for the ‘War on Terror’

Avenging 9/11 and preventing its recurrence was justification for putting enormous effort and money into unrelated or even counterproductive activities the ruling class sold to us as antiterrorism. 

A Disturbance in the Force

By focusing too much on Joe Biden and his bad decisions during the withdrawal, the politicians, generals, and experts responsible for these preliminary failures are let off the hook.

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.