Rep. Mac Thornberry

Could British Incompetence Lead America To War With Iran?

The Iranians have now made a point of showing the British and the world that they have the same capabilities as the old imperial power, and that they were not afraid to use them. Based on their own diminished capabilities, the British have few good alternatives short of outright capitulation, meaning any military response to the hijacking of their ship would, perforce, involve the United States.

Prospects Of War With Iran Heating Up… Again

Americans might justifiably ask what does the hijacking of a Panamanian-flagged vessel operating out of the UAE and the British seizure of an Iranian vessel operating in violation of international sanctions have to do with us? The answer is that President Trump has approved an operation in which U.S. warships act as sentinels at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.

Conservatives Divided On Iran Retaliation

With principled conservatives, such as Senator Tom Cotton and Rep. Matt Gaetz, divided over what the proper response to Iranian aggression in the Gulf of Oman and Strait of Hormuz should be – or even if any response is required – we’d like to hear what CHQ readers and friends have to say. Please use the comments section in this article to tell us what you think.

#NeverTrump New York Times Pushing For War With Iran

The questions raised by Iranian attaks in the Gulf of Oman are not the small ball queries proposed by Bret Stephens, who assumes the Ayatollah’s regime must last indefinitely. The real consequential question is: Is it better for us to defeat the Islamic Republic of Iran through the economic and cultural means that brought down the Soviet Union, or is it better for us to go to war?

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.

Trump is Right: Obama Monitored the Communications of Political Opponents

Having been caught in 2015 in what was a major breach of the laws governing collection of intelligence on what are referred to as “US persons” Obama didn’t cease and desist; he refined his techniques and deployed them against the Trump campaign and transition.

Say It Ain’t So Mac

Rep. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is one of the smartest guys out there on nuclear deterrence, the roots of the war Islam declared on the West, and a host of other national security issues, but he's got it wrong on illegal aliens serving in America's armed forces.

Rep. Mac Thornberry: ISIS “Unique and Dangerous” Homeland Threat

“Where we are now is we have a huge festering problem... and it is going to take a combination effort to defeat ISIS,” says House Armed Services Committee Vice Chairman Mac Thornberry. 

Bundy Ranch Repeat Brewing On The Red River

Citizen outrage continues to rise and were federal bureaucrats to attempt another land grab along the Red River it could become another Bundy Ranch-style confrontation between citizens protecting their private property and overreaching federal bureaucrats.