foreign policy

Every War Must End

Shoshana Bryen, American Thinker

The American people rightly want to know under what conditions and with what allies their sons and daughters will be sent to the Middle East again. 

Rep. Tom McClintock: Giving Arms To "Carefully Vetted" Syrians A Blunder

In McClintock’s analysis arming the allegedly “carefully vetted” Free Syrian Army defies our experience in Afghanistan and Iraq where so-called “carefully vetted” local Islamic forces have turned their weapons against us.

Cruz: Dempsey, Hagel Sound Like Social Workers

Peter Sullivan, The Hill

"When I asked Gen. Dempsey, militarily, how would we go in and kill the terrorists before they're able to take jihad to America, his answer was, 'We need to see political reconciliation,' " Cruz said. "It's not our job to be social workers in Iraq. It's our job to kill terrorists who have declared war on America."

ISIL is Not America’s War: Other Countries Should Fight Islamic State

Obama said he won’t introduce ground forces for combat against ISIL.  But airstrikes are no panacea.  The president will face pressure to escalate if his initial efforts fall short.

Obama’s ISIS Strategy Isn’t Reality Based

Angelo Codevilla, The Federalist

President Obama’s response to ISIS is another example of how our ruling class couples their illusions with whatever they find it convenient to do.

In Search of the ‘Moderate Islamists’

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The Muslim Brotherhood is the best Obama can do. 

Saudi Arabia Cracks Down on Christians; Will U.S. Speak Up?

Jake, Red State

The situation for Christians in the Middle East continues to get worse, but this time, it isn’t at the hands of a terrorist group or band of rebels. It’s from one of our supposed allies in the region: Saudi Arabia.

Libertarian Hawks

David French, National Review

They see the Islamic State as a threat to the U.S., and they support military action. Attorney and Iraq War veteran David French believes Libertarian-minded Americans are more than ready to defeat our enemies.

How Not to Lead the U.S. in World Affairs

David Corbin and Matt Parks, The Federalist

Now that Senate Repubs. have helped repel the Senate Dems’ war on free political speech, they should move on to another important task–helping to guide the American ship of state abroad, using the moral and political compass given to them by our Founding Fathers.

What Obama Won’t Say About ISIS Tonight

The problem that Obama will address tonight is his political problem going into the midterm elections, not the political, military and cultural problem presented by ISIS and the rise of the Islamic State.

Why Should U.S. Defend Turkey From Islamic State When Turks Aided Extremists’ Rise?

The Islamic State is a much more significant threat against Middle Eastern states, such as Turkey, than it is to America. These nations also hold the key to the group’s defeat.  They have the interest and capability.  As Islamic nations they also have credibility. All that’s lacking is necessity. 

U.S. Should Defend South Korea by Letting it Develop Nuclear Weapons

In Northeast Asia, nonproliferation has become the international equivalent of gun control:  only the bad guys have guns.  Russia, China, and North Korea all are nuclear powers, why not let South Korea take responsibility for its own defense?

Obama’s New Containment Policy vs. Reagan’s Doctrine of “We Win, They Lose”

If Obama’s policy of “containment” of the Islamic State prevails, then we have just witnessed the first battles in a long war that will last until a President with Ronald Reagan’s courage stands up and decides that we win and they lose.

What’s Obama’s Strategy As U.S. Inches Into Another Iraq War?

It appears that Obama is pursuing a two part strategy that involves much more than air drops of humanitarian relief, but no one really knows how deeply into the Middle East's savage religious war Obama plans to take us.

Japan Moves Closer to Defending Itself like a Normal Country

For almost seven decades the U.S. has played the dominant role in protecting Japan.  The justification for doing so is long over.

Do Paul and Perry Represent GOP Split Personality on Iraq?

The question of whether or not to fix Obama’s failed policy in Iraq by sending American ground troops back to the Middle East is going to be something the next President must deal with, no matter who enters the Republican (or Democratic) primaries in 2016, and it is necessary to ask if it is wise to unilaterally take that option off the table.

Reagan Scholar Dissects Obama Defense Policy

Reagan scholar Dr. Kiron K. Skinner says the absence of a strategy is why President Obama’s recent speech at West Point fell flat for many Democrats and Republicans. As a warning to adversaries, it lacked credibility.

Ukraine Crisis Reminds Americans Why NATO Should Not Expand

The ongoing strife in Ukraine is a crime by Moscow and tragedy for Kiev.  It’s also a warning for America. Washington should turn Europe’s security back to Europe.

Blasphemous Oppression: Hold Pakistan Accountable For Persecuting Religious Minorities

A society in which life and dignity of the human person is not respected is more likely to become a hothouse for hostile ideas and beliefs. Although Americans cannot control policy in Pakistan, they can help highlight a problem that threatens people in that nation and ultimately others around the world.