Middle East war

Are We Losing The Middle East War To Iran?

If our goal is to block Iran’s aspirations in Syria, but neither the United States nor Israel has been able to stop the proliferation of Iranian bases in Syria, then it looks to us like we, and the Israelis, are losing. The question for Gen. Votel and other commanders then becomes, if we are presently losing, what’s it going to take to win?

The Islamic State and the Limitations of Cruelty

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

ISIS may have been able to invent ever more macabre ways of dismembering innocent victims, but it could not make a fighter plane or win the lasting allegiance and loyalty of the majority of Iraqis and Syrians. And so, like soulless killing machines of the past, ISIS is now finally being killed off.

Is War With Iran Now Inevitable?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

We do not live there. Few Americans are aware of what is going on there. Even fewer care. Our erstwhile allies in the Middle East naturally want us to fight their 21st-century wars, as the Brits got us to help fight their 20th-century wars. But Donald Trump was not elected to do that. Or so some of us thought.

Japan Needs a Real Defense in a Changing World

The historical experience of World War II and hostility of Japan’s neighbors were important factors in Tokyo’s long aversion to mounting a more robust defense. But so too was the opportunity to take a very cheap ride on the American military.

Stop Squandering “Defense” Dollars on Rich Allies and Failed States

Capitol Hill hawks want to increase military outlays.  Yet most U.S. "defense" spending goes for rich allies and failed states. Washington should reduce its international responsibilities and then its military outlays accordingly.

Washington Should Back out Of Iraq’s New Civil War

The only serious alternative to fully reentering the war is to step back, making clear that the Islamic State’s neighbors will bear the cost of any further advances.

Daniel Pipes: The Real Dangers of “Limited Strikes” Against Syria

Daniel Pipes is exactly right on this.“Warfare is a very serious business whose first imperative is to deploy force to win – rather than to punish, make a statement, establish a symbolic point, or preen about one's morality.”

Ted Cruz: No U.S. Interest in Syria

Greg Richter, Newsmax

The Texas Senator stated that there’s nothing to be gained for the U.S. by striking Syria.

Congress Should Veto Obama’s War

Pat Buchanan, WND

Congress may not be able to stop Obamacare, but it can tell Obama to stay out of Syria’s civil war.