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After the Iraq War

March 16, 2023

THE 2003 invasion of Iraq and overthrow of Saddam Hussein were accomplished rapidly, with consummate skill and professionalism, and with thankfully low U.S. casualties.


‘Confronting Saddam Hussein’ Review: ‘Bush’s War,’ or America’s?

February 21, 2023

One book cannot resolve the debate over a decadelong event involving so many decisions and phases: Mr. Bush’s 2003 invasion; Saddam Hussein’s overthrow; the long, painful transition to Iraqi rule; Mr. Bush’s 2007 troop surge; Barack Obama’s 2011 withdrawal; and Mr. Obama’s 2014 return. But Mr. Leffler’s account does refute several dishonest criticisms of Mr. Bush’s decisions, while also exposing mistakes that remain inexplicable 20 years later.This is no small feat.


Biden’s blindness toward China’s threat could not be clearer

February 18, 2023

President Biden addressed the nation Thursday to discuss the Chinese high-altitude balloon recently flying over the United States and three other objects in North American airspace, all ultimately shot down by the U.S. Air Force. Biden’s apparent aim was to inform the public and justify his decisions regarding the presence of these vehicles in our skies.


From the Office of Ambassador John Bolton

February 15, 2023

I met with intelligence-community officials at DNI headquarters at Liberty Crossing this afternoon for approximately an hour. They provided a briefing relating to the four recent balloon/”object” incidents in a cooperative and professional manner.


The Fighter

February 06, 2023

John Bolton was once the enfant terrible of the Republican Party. Is he now its conscience? This article was first published in Foreign Policy on February 6th, 2023. Click Here to read the original article. John Bolton is worried about a virus but probably not the one you’re thinking of. The former U.S. national security […]


Germany must decide whether it is a ‘normal nation’

February 01, 2023

Germany’s very public agonizing over whether to provide its Leopard II tanks to Ukraine (or allow other states that had purchased Leopard II’s to send theirs) graphically exposed Berlin’s continued confusion about its status as a NATO member. Just days after his tank decision, Chancellor Olaf Scholz is already warning against a “competition” to supply Ukraine with needed […]


Is Washington’s arms control theology finally on the verge of collapse? 

February 01, 2023

Three freshly installed Republican House chairmen of key national security committees are raising potentially fatal issues for the New START arms-control treaty between the U.S. and Russia. In letters to Biden Cabinet officials, the chairmen ask whether Russia is in material breach of the agreement. Along with the administration’s failing, misguided effort to rejoin the flawed 2015 Iran nuclear deal, […]


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