Understanding Russia’s Role In Afghanistan

Here is my next article at American Greatness. In a follow-up piece to my article on America’s need to exit Afghanistan by using India, I address how Russia’s increased presence in Afghanistan could complicate that strategy and how to make Russia work with the Trump Administration in its goal of winning the War in Afghanistan and bringing the troops home.

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Exiting Afghanistan Through India

In my most recent piece over at American Greatness, I argue that the U.S. must use India as a pressure point to compel Pakistan to begin actually helping America defeat the Taliban, the Haqqani Network, and other Jihadist networks that the Pakistanis have been secretly aiding for decades.

From “Eroding Stalemate” to the “Winnable War”: Progress In the Wars In Afghanistan & Iraq

The ongoing Mosul Offensive is proceeding well, but the Islamic State is not going anywhere for a while. In Afghanistan, the Taliban are fighting to retake the vital Helmand Province with renewed vigor, as the U.S. continues to drawdown. The fact that the Islamic State can easily find refuge in Syria and that the Taliban seem poised to retake operational control over Afghanistan means that the U.S. is on the losing side of an eroding stalemate in the Global War on Terror. This essay addresses these concerns and articulates a general way forward.

Tactical Brilliance, Strategic Dissonance

America has become increasingly militarized at home and brilliant at tactical military victories abroad. However, it lacks strategic leadership and vision. This article argues that with the level of Strategic Dissonance we are currently experiencing, there is no wonder weapon available or in development today that will save America from its downward trajectory in foreign policy. What is needed is a revolution in strategic thought, not military affairs.