Was Afghanistan the “Good War”?

“The next time some hack tries to argue that the War in Afghanistan was the “good war,” just remember Shakespeare’s old line about life being a “Tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Much like his jog through the deserts of Iraq, former President Bush’s War in Afghanistan lost sight of the real enemy: jihadist terror networks in favor of an unpalatable regime (in this case, the Taliban).”

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The New-Old World Order is Here (Part V)

“Basing our foreign policy on hard-to-discern ideals–or conflating the ideals that must define the American citizens’ relationship with his government with the kind of brutish action that is often necessary to preserve the national interest abroad–is idiotic.”

After Action Report: Cyber Peace With Russia?

I cut through the partisan miasma and actually perform a cost/benefit analysis of Putin’s proposed joint-Russian-U.S. cyber warfare unit.

The Anatomy of a Lie

“While it is fair to state that political operators, such as Paul Manafort and Carter Page (who are more or less hired guns working for the highest bidder), had some odd dealings in their past with unsavory Russian figures, and while it is also fair to claim that the Trump Organization—a multinational corporation—may have done business with entities linked to Russia, that does not mean that Donald Trump is working in collusion with Russia to advance Russian interests. More important, there is no proof indicating that either Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia to “steal” the election from Hillary Clinton.”

Trump & the Intelligence Community Are Going To Be Fine

In this article I assess where the intelligence community and the Trump Administration’s relationship is headed in the wake of news that the intel community is withholding intelligence from Trump and that the Trump Administration is supposedly suspicious of the intelligence community.

Trump’s Russia Policy After Flynn

Russia expert Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz writes on where he thinks President Trump’s Russian policy is going in the wake of retired U.S. Army General Michael Flynn’s resignation as the National Security Adviser. Read on for more

When Turnbull Met Trump…

The recent row between U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has sent the mainstream analysts and media spasming again. Fears of the end of the U.S.-Australian alliance abound. These fears, like so many fears today, are groundless. The alliance is strong. The reasons? China, the U.S. Navy, and Australia’s maritime trade. Understand this dynamic and you understand why the U.S. and Australia are virtually inseparable. Read more to learn why

VLOG: The Failure of the Obama Doctrine: The Collapse of Russo-American Relations

I talk about the failures of the Obama Doctrine regarding U.S. relations with Russia. It would seem that wounded egos and pride, more than actual strategic interests, are driving the Obama Administration and Putin Regime toward the escalation of conflict.