One adjective that should never be used to describe the US retreat from Afghanistan is “surprising.” In fact, what happened in Kabul in 2021 was the natural next step on the inward-turning path Americans began walking in 2009.
Alan DowdSeptember 10, 2021
Today we’re covering three scintillating pieces from Providence this week, one on the Israel and Hamas conflict, another on a new book about the Iraq War, and thirdly, one by yours truly on the New Whiggery.
Mark Tooley & Marc LiVeccheMay 24, 2021
Helping nations in need often serves America’s most important interests while burnishing America’s highest ideals.
Alan DowdNovember 19, 2018
America and NATO’s interests in the Arctic—which include territorial integrity, sovereignty, resource exploration and development, trade, and freedom of navigation—are under threat because of Russia’s actions.
Alan DowdJuly 12, 2018
Russia and China are posturing their militaries to defend their interests—and exploit their capabilities—in space. The US should do no less.
Alan DowdJune 25, 2018
If Assad is permitted to continue employing chemical weapons with impunity, he will successfully normalize them. US forces, our allies, and civilians in the region and around the world will be in great danger of becoming victims of the same.
Rebeccah HeinrichsApril 13, 2018
In an era where old debates over immigration are resurfacing, Guor Maker’s only-in-America story is a reminder of how important immigrants are to this nation—and how much they sacrifice to serve and defend their new home.
Alan DowdApril 2, 2018
Last week, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis released the 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS). Here is what you should know about this quadrennial national security report.
Joe CarterFebruary 23, 2018
What does NATO need to do going forward? The short answer: more and less.
Alan DowdFebruary 23, 2018