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.
In my first book, published in 2012, I predicted that a future US president may have both the opportunity and the need to partner with the Iranian people to bring down the hated theocratic regime which rules them with an iron fist and which gravely threatens the US.
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 [...]
I recently caught up with Peter to ask him what he thought about the new North Korean nuclear missile crisis.
In speaking with Carly Fiorina, I began by saying, “I’m worried about a knockout blow to the U.S. delivered by what I call the new “Axis of Evil,” that being, Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and their satellites. I’ve heard you say that on your first day in office, you would call Khamenei (Iran’s Supreme [...]
Last Thursday night, October 22, in a daring raid, U.S. Special forces teamed with Kurdish Peshmerga forces and attacked an ISIS controlled prison in Hawijah, just outside the now autonomous Kurdish region of Northern Iraq. They heroically liberated 70 prisoners scheduled for beheading on the following day after prayers. Sadly, a titan of the U.S. Special [...]