Trump’s Pivot in Afghanistan – A Reality Check

Now President Trump, in what was his most lauded speech since he announced his run for president, has committed an unspecified number of new soldiers to the fight and the United States to a new strategy in Afghanistan.  Inevitably, his critics on the left and even some on the right questioned the wisdom of this, given that the sixteen-year Afghan campaign makes it America’s longest war and one that we’ve lost because roughly 50% of the country is now in the hands of our enemies.

By | 2017-08-30T13:10:08+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Islam, Islam and the West, News From the Front, Resurgent Islam, United States of America, War on Terror|Comments Off on Trump’s Pivot in Afghanistan – A Reality Check

Behind North Korea Lurks Iran, China, Russia, and All Militant Islam

Today our enemies are many and diverse, composed of Asian dictators and stateless Muslim terrorists. And they are unified in their long-sought goal of conquering the West. Has this suddenly changed? 

Is John Bolton the Difference Trump Needs?

Bolton proposes, in what could be read as a letter to the Trump Administration, a way-forward after the defeat of ISIS.  While his recommendations are fraught with peril, they are, in my opinion, irrefutably correct.

ISIS is Moving & Growing Bolder

While it’s good news that ISIS has lost territory where it formerly controlled and taxed commerce such as oil revenues, it’s important to note that the world’s most vicious terrorist organization has grown large enough to launch overt military attacks against our allies, Egypt and Afghanistan, to name just two. 

By | 2017-07-11T10:43:53+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Islam, Resurgent Islam|Comments Off on ISIS is Moving & Growing Bolder

Let the Jihadis’ Civil War Rage

The historian Tacitus recorded an event where a first century Roman general, stationed in Gaul on the west side of the Rhine, witnessed a massive battle between two waring German tribes which left thousands of dead across the river.

A New Kurdistan and an Islamic Reformation

In my new book, Lessons from Fallen Civilizations, Vol. II, - The Way Forward, I report that the nearly autonomous Kurds of Northern Iraq, have not only exhibited great heroism in driving ISIS out of the towns and cities near their homeland but have made enormous strides in bringing about the coming Islamic reformation. I [...]

By | 2017-04-25T05:56:35+00:00 April 25th, 2017|blogroll, Islam, News From the Front, Resurgent Islam|2 Comments

Grief in the Disappearing Christian Middle East

On April 8, I attended a wedding reception where I was seated next to an attendee who felt the need to let me know my views regarding resurgent militant Islam were, in his view, misguided. Given that we all know about the Inquisition, the Crusades, the Hundred Years War and all the other myriad sins [...]

By | 2017-04-12T17:45:03+00:00 April 12th, 2017|blogroll, News From the Front, Resurgent Islam, United States of America|Comments Off on Grief in the Disappearing Christian Middle East

Hope Builds for the Coming Muslim Reformation

The historian and theologian, Father Richard Neuhaus, opined that the difficulty for today’s Muslims is that Mohammad is the only founder of a major modern religion whose life falls within an era of pedigreed historical inquiry. Islam’s spectacular spread was brought about by brutal military conquest, rapine, spoliation, and slavery. Its culture was derived from [...]

By | 2017-03-10T07:52:20+00:00 March 10th, 2017|blogroll, Civilization History, Islam, Islam and the West, News From the Front, United States of America|Comments Off on Hope Builds for the Coming Muslim Reformation

The Crushing Wages of Progressivism

(First in a series on National Security and the 2016 presidential election) On the same day, September 27, 2016, nine days before the first presidential debate between Clinton and Trump, a Somali American, Dahir Adan, stabbed nine people in a Minneapolis mall and an Afghan American, Ahmad Rahami detonated a pressure-cooker bomb in the heart [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:04+00:00 September 28th, 2016|blogroll, Civilization History, News From the Front, Presidential Election, Published Articles, Resurgent Islam, Townhall Magazine, United States of America|Comments Off on The Crushing Wages of Progressivism