No Easy Way to Win a War

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President Obama and three of the Republicans seeking to succeed him — Ted Cruz, John Kasich, and Donald Trump — should all be required to read this article on ISIS in…
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Our Dishonest Debate about Syria

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The White House continues to communicate its preferred anti-ISIS strategy though vagaries and signaling, most of which are subject to the audience’s interpretation. To the extent that this administration has…
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Vladimir Putin Wins Again

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“I think Mr. Putin understands that … with Afghanistan fresh in the memory, for him to simply get bogged down in an inconclusive and paralyzing civil conflict is not the…
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The Syrian Misdirection Play

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Tomorrow night’s State of the Union speech will provide the nation with what is now a traditional presidential dog and pony show. As has become the accepted practice since Ronald…
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Can a Divided Nation Wage War?

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House Speaker Paul Ryan has taken a beating from conservative activists for allowing an unsatisfactory omnibus budget bill to pass in his first weeks in office. Given the impossible alternatives,…
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Obama’s Dangerous Syrian Charade

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Last Friday the world was treated to another example of Secretary of State John Kerry declaring a diplomatic victory. But unlike the Iran nuclear deal, even the Obama administration’s reliable…
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