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.
The Cuba our dumb intellectuals either don’t or won’t know.
The recent grassroots protests in Cuba, spurred in part by the COVID-19 pandemic, are directly responsive to the Cuban people's decades-long oppression at the hands of a Communist police state.
Washington cannot admit the source of the Cuban people’s disaffection because it would disappoint too many woke Americans and undermine the “progressive” politics they are required to support.
Like a couple recognizing their fundamental incompatibility after years of fighting and discord, we should separate ourselves from Afghanistan.
Surrender is the overriding theme of Biden’s foreign policy.
The longer the West placates China and pretends that it is not being aggressively challenged by China and is currently losing that challenge, the more the future of the West will be in doubt.