While the world is focused on the upcoming meeting between President Trump and dictator, Kim Jung Un, attention on what Iran, North Korea’s closest ally, is doing is absent from the front-page news coverage. Count me among those who were appalled by the eight years of the Neville Chamberlain-like appeasement model peddled around the globe by the Obama administration. President Trump, we are greatly heartened by your total reversal of such a failed approach to foreign policy. But can we please have a more serious and consistent approach to the Middle East and especially now in Syria?
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.
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.
In early April of this year, at a joint news conference with King Abdullah of Jordan, Trump said Syria is now his responsibility, added that Syria had crossed "more than a red line," and that he inherited a worldwide mess and intended to fix it. Predictably, this caused the “destroy-Trump” media, from CNN to the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
On inauguration day, due to his predecessor’s many foreign policy failures, Donald Trump will inherit a much more dangerous world than the one Barack Obama inherited eight years previously. Despite the fact that Obama pledged to end America’s wars, the US is waging three active wars, Iraq/Syria, Afghanistan, and a worldwide fight against jihadis that [...]
Myriad scandals now engulf the Clinton campaign. There is the destruction of her private email server and thousands of emails, her profiteering from the sale of American uranium to the Russians, and the huge donations to her sham foundation from foreign countries during her tenure as Secretary of State. But it’s also worth remembering that [...]
The U.S. now needs a free and stable ally in Kurdistan which can supply basing rights, intelligence, logistical support, and trained military personnel to successfully prosecute this new phase in the West’s war with militant Islam. Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel andMartin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently held a Pentagon briefing [...]