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.
It seems that only a President Trump could proclaim, “Let us all fight like the Poles, for freedom, for our country, and for God,” and still provoke an avalanche of attacks from the left and its legions of media allies. His speech was his finest so far because it drew the left and the right out, compelled us to respond, and was a defining moment, especially for them.
If we allow our election process to be subverted to the point where we see our elections as a sham, can we really expect to retain our constitutional republic?
As the world watches with increasing apprehension the stand-off between North Korea and the US, wondering if it might be the new Cuban Missile Crisis, it is important to note that at the heart of most wars are economic forces. Recently Trump met President Xi of China and reportedly told him that he would be [...]
I recently caught up with Peter to ask him what he thought about the new North Korean nuclear missile crisis.
Count me among those who fear that the current struggle over whether this nation will allow sanctuary cities to flourish and multiply or abolish them threatens to be the single impetus which will escalate into our second civil war. Illegal sanctuary jurisdictions now number over 500. Under Obama, they were encouraged to spread like a [...]
At the outset of the first Iraq war, Colin Powell warned President Bush 41 that he saw no exit strategy for the U.S. if our forces pursued Iraqi troops from Kuwait all the way to Baghdad. He followed his warning with an admonition that has become known as the “Pottery Barn” allegory and is now [...]
I spoke to Cliff May who is the founder and President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies which he created immediately following 9/11. FDD today is one of the nation’s most highly regarded national security policy institutes. Kelley: Do you agree with my assessment that we are losing the war on terror which, of course, is a misnomer? [...]
Before Obama’s election in 2008, in the halls of American academia, among the deans of international studies, the concepts of soft power versus hard power had been well-established bipolar modes of operation by which America conducted its foreign policy. For the academics, soft power was comprised of diplomacy such as the offering of mutually beneficial [...]
A new Gallup poll concludes that Americans hate their government much more than they did when Obama first took office. In 2009, the burden of government was ranked fourth on the list of problems faced by Americans. At that time, seven percent of those surveyed ranked burdensome government as the worst problem they faced. At [...]