The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War

A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable.

By |2019-12-09T16:45:30-05:00December 9th, 2019|Defense|0 Comments

With Internal Squabbling on vivid Display, What’s Next for NATO?

When President Trump left the NATO gathering early and in a huff on Wednesday, it only reinforced the fear that with America distracted and retreating, the West’s celebrated alliance has lost focus.

By |2019-12-05T06:32:53-05:00December 5th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Broken Bromance: Trump and Macron Clash in Lengthy Bickerfest at NATO Summit

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron clashed Tuesday in a remarkable question-and-answer session with reporters that was broadcast around the globe.

By |2019-12-04T06:31:35-05:00December 4th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

China’s Military Might Has Now Become a Top Issue for NATO

However, many experts and leaders within the group think the alliance should now be focusing on new and emerging military powers, like China. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told CNBC Monday that the country is "coming closer."

By |2019-12-03T06:43:14-05:00December 3rd, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Time to Reorganize the Pentagon

As the country enters the 2020 presidential election one of the most significant issues threatening the security of the nation has rarely been discussed by the Democratic candidates vying to unseat President Trump as President and that is the national debt currently pegged at close to $23 trillion.

By |2019-12-06T19:36:12-05:00December 2nd, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy, U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Iraq, Rocked by Protests, Enters New Phase of Uncertainty

The Iraqi Parliament accepted Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi’s resignation on Sunday, posing a major challenge for Iraq’s fractious political class, which must now agree on a candidate that satisfies protests roiling the country, while reconciling the competing interests of Iran and the U.S.

By |2019-12-02T06:36:08-05:00December 2nd, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

At Least 19 Killed as Mexican Cartel Battles Polcie and Army South of U.S. border

Dozens of cartel gunmen attacked a town hall in northern Mexico, triggering a running battle with security forces that left 19 dead by Sunday in a fresh sign of the deteriorating security around the country.

By |2019-12-02T11:31:34-05:00December 1st, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments