U.S. military

Is War With Iran Coming? Two Tankers Attacked In Gulf Of Oman

Rep. Mac Thornberry, one of the smartest and most sober minded national defense thinkers among the House Republicans is right, the 2001 AUMF doesn’t authorize war with the state of Iran, and President Trump shouldn’t go to war with Iran without coming to Congress – a constitutional constraint that in no way prohibits us from defending ourselves should we be attacked.

Is It Mutiny Or Command Failure?

President Donald Trump has been working to restore sound priorities that promote military readiness, not demoralizing social agendas that the previous administration pushed to extremes. Recent news reports brought to our attention by our friends at the Center for Military Readiness suggest, however, that some Defense Department and military officials are not following the President’s lead and orders.

Greece Finds New Footing as a Player on the World Stage

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Both Greece and Israel count on U.S. military aid. Both no longer are so dependent on unstable Arab countries for imported gas and oil. Greece is, of course, walking a tightrope. By balancing between rivals and finding new friendly interests, Greece magnifies its own importance. As it does, it also becomes an even greater focal point of big-power rivalries and global commercial jostling. We should not be too surprised by Greek realpolitik. After all, Greece gave the world Themistocles, the fifth-century B.C. wheeler-dealer politician and general who increased ancient Athenian power by being interested in everyone — and permanently allied to no one.

D-Day: June 6, 2044

The values that animated the English-speaking peoples to launch the Great Crusade General Eisenhower spoke of on June 6, 1944, are just as right and true today, as they were then. What is required is for us to have the same courage in defending them, because it is certain that if we do not, no one will be there to wade ashore in 2044 to liberate us.

John Bolton Is A Patriot Not A Warmonger

John Bolton's critics, such as Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy and Democrat Rep. Jim Himes, are merely carrying water for the Ayatollahs when they criticize Bolton as a warmonger. Iran is desperately trying to reverse the effects of the strategy President Trump crafted, and John Bolton is implementing, because the strategy is working, and that makes Bolton a patriot, not a warmonger.

The Surge in Tensions with Iran and What Happens Next?

As Fred Fleitz pointed out, President Trump’s maximum-pressure strategy is working and his decision to move more military assets to the region is the correct one considering Iranian threats to the United States and Israel. However, the question remains, what are we going to do should the long-term strategy succeed, and regime change in Iran becomes a possibility?

US Carrier Strike Force Headed For Iran Station

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been responsible for many attacks on US forces in the Near East, Iraq, the Gulf area and elsewhere. We applaud President Trump and his national security team for recognizing that Iran is an existential threat to the United States and Western Civilization and we urge them to keep the pressure on the radical Muslim regime.

Venezuela: What Should America Do?

Should the United States stay out of Venezuela, or should we act to enforce the Monroe Doctrine and drive the Russians and Iranians out of the Western Hemisphere? We want to know what ConservativeHQ.com readers and friends think about this important topic. Please leave your most thoughtful and succinct comments below.

Five House Republicans Who Need Conservative Primary Opponents

Conservatives were united in opposition to the Democrats’ recent passage of H. Res. 124, a bill urging the military hierarchy to disobey lawful presidential directives on transgenderism and military service. If there were ever examples of RINOs who need conservative primary opponents it is the five Republicans who joined Democrats to pass the Resolution.

Call Congress: Oppose House Resolution 124 To Force The Military To Enlist Transgenders

The toll-free Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044) we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Representative TODAY. Tell your Representative to vote NO on HR 124, a Democrat bill that would force the military to enlist transgender recruits and essentially demands that the armed forces disobey the policy directives of the Commander-in-Chief.

Trump Tackles The Deficit That McCarthy, Ryan And Boehner Ignored

President Trump’s budget is an excellent blueprint for reorganizing government, gaining many efficiencies and it funds the wall and the continued rebuilding of our military. However, it is only as good as the President’s willingness to fight for it by vetoing Democrat deficit spending bills and holding the Capitol Hill GOP’s feet to the fire to sustain those vetoes.

Mattis Resignation Not To Be Feared

General James Mattis deserves our respect and appreciation for his many years of service to our country, but as Secretary of Defense his departure is not to be feared, and should be viewed as an opportunity to undo the remaining vestiges of Obama’s damaging influence on our military culture and to chart a new course in the war Islam has declared on the West.

Trump Is Both Right And Wrong On Syria Pullout

President Trump is right, there is little value in staying in Syria if Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iraq are prepared to mop-up the scattered remnants of ISIS, but the President is wrong, and deeply so, if he thinks that killing a few thousand jihadis and retaking some desolate ground in the Middle East ends the war political Islam, and Iran in particular, have declared on the West.

Mr. President, Veto McConnell’s Sellout On The Wall

Does McConnell think that Republicans will be in a stronger position to fund the wall in February than they are right now? Having control of the House Democrats will also control a host of procedural tools they can use to erect barriers to the President’s plans to build the wall. Democrats will be in a vastly stronger position to thwart the President in February than they are today.

Democrats’ Disgusting Hypocrisy On The Wall And Border Security

The Democrats’ ever shifting positions on border security and opposition to funding for the border security Wall President Trump promised to build has nothing to do with disagreement on the effectiveness of walls at borders, rather it is a despicable exercise in political hypocrisy in which the only constant is opposition to whatever position President Trump has taken.