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Terrorism

The last three consecutive American presidents all campaigned on promises of humility in the pursuit of American national interests, retrenchment from sprawling U.S. commitments abroad,...
nation building

President Trump is right to be concerned about present trends in Afghanistan, where, despite nearly 16 years of war, the Taliban continue to gain ground....
afghanistan

For months, the administration has been working on a review of policy toward Afghanistan that was widely expected to result in the dispatch of thousands...
Afghanistan

On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress that the United States was “not winning” in Afghanistan. That is the understatement of the year. While...

During the Cold War, both the Soviet Union and Cuba regularly used foreign proxies to fight their battles. When Radek Sikorski became Poland’s Defense Minister...
Afghanistan

Seven months after Barack Obama took office in 2009, he received a grim report from the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, warning that...
afghanistan

The Obama administration—and especially its State Departments under both Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry—regularly soft-pedaled reporting and assessments of terrorism in order...
advisors

After a chaotic weekend rollout of President Trump’s executive order on immigration, a little sanity has been restored to the process with the announcement that...
afghanistan

The Korean War has sometimes been called the Forgotten War, but it was positively front and center compared to our ongoing war in Afghanistan. Now...
Terrorism

President Obama had a few good points to make in his valedictory counter-terrorism speech, delivered at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida on Tuesday. This passage,...
Yemen

Barack Obama entered office with a mandate to end America’s post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He will leave office in three months having presided...
Barack Obama

A town hall event on veterans’ issues on CNN Wednesday night with President Barack Obama proved an emotional evening. The president performed admirably when peppered...