Youth may be “wasted on the young,” but many old men have sent children off to die.
Somehow our new woke Pentagon is hell-bent on losing the trust of the American people—along with the wars it fights abroad.
Afghanistan has been reinvented as the best-equipped terrorist nation in the world, basking in the prestige of humiliating the world’s superpower.
Are we ready for the 20th anniversary of September 11? Our enemies certainly are.
Party leaders may tweet “America First!” but when push comes to shove, they still act like neocons.
With an assist from Fyodor Dostoyevsky
and H. G. Wells.
and H. G. Wells.
More time in Afghanistan, and more Afghans in our homeland, will not contribute to our national priorities.
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.
The Biden Administration, after seven months, has shown no competence whatever in foreign or national security policy.
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.
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.
What could we have accomplished with all of that money, all of that talent, and all of those American lives if they had been focused on revitalizing our own country?
Citizen armies don’t fight endless wars with literally nothing to show for it; professional armies do.
The fact is that Kabul 2021 is Saigon 1975—and everyone with eyes to see knows this. The Left has made truth a nonissue in America.
The Taliban’s triumphant road to Kabul is paved with woke intentions.
The more serious and recurrent the failures and humiliations of the Biden Administration, the more China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea will push and provoke America and its allies.
Support for certain essential industries is an overdue recognition of the limited ability of the market to address America’s strategic vulnerabilities.
The current Chinese Co-Prosperity Sphere is as dangerous—but also as vulnerable—as its failed Japanese predecessor.
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, we have traveled from George H. W. Bush’s New World Order to Trump’s America First to the Biden Adminstration’s rehash of Obama’s “Don’t do stupid stuff” policy.
Not too late to beat Beijing. But it's too late to avoid fighting.