Is Afghanistan a Failed Mission?

Is Afghanistan a Failed Mission?

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Truth be told, Afghanistan was never a vital interest of the United States but has always been the most priceless possession of the Afghan people… There never was a vital U.S. interest in Afghanistan worth a war of the cost in blood, treasure and time that we have just fought. …

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As America Recedes, China Rises

As America Recedes, China Rises

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Nor was Chinese President Xi Jinping’s address on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Chinese Communist Party an exercise in nuance. “We’ll never accept insufferably arrogant lecturing from those ‘master teachers!’” said Xi, drawing a roar from the crowd of party members and veterans. Clad in a Mao …

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What Is America's Cause in the World?

What Is America’s Cause in the World?

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Economic nationalism is alive and well in the GOP, and securing the border remains a central concern of America’s center-right. “Take away this pudding; it has no theme,” is a comment attributed to Winston Churchill, when a disappointing dessert was put in front of him. Writers have used Churchill’s remark …

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Biden Bids Farewell to a 'Forever War'

Biden Bids Farewell to a ‘Forever War’

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Afghanistan is only one of the “forever wars” into which our interventionists plunged us that have proven so ruinous to the republic. “It is time to end the forever war.” So said President Joe Biden in his announcement that, as of Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the attacks on …

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Putin & Xi Have Red Lines, Too

Putin & Xi Have Red Lines, Too

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Biden personally assured President Volodymyr Zelensky of America’s “unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression in the Donbass and Crimea.” What does that mean? What are Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping up to? In recent days, Russian tanks, artillery, armor, trucks and …

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Do We Not Have Enough Enemies?

Do We Not Have Enough Enemies?

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North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s sister issued this threat… “We take this opportunity to warn the new U.S. administration trying hard to give off powdered smell in our land that if it wants to sleep in peace for the coming four years, it had better refrain from causing a …

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Biden: No New Cold Wars or Democracy Crusades

Biden: No New Cold Wars or Democracy Crusades

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Biden’s remarks also reveal the dichotomy that exists between what is on the minds of his countrymen, and what is on the minds of so many among our foreign policy elites. “What is America’s mission?” is a question that has been debated since George Washington’s Farewell Address in 1797. At …

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Is Biden Prepared to Lose Afghanistan?

Is Biden Prepared to Lose Afghanistan?

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A Biden decision to suspend a final pullout of U.S. forces will be well received by our foreign policy elites. But the anti-interventionist wings of the two parties are growing in strength. Is President Joe Biden prepared to preside over the worst U.S. strategic defeat since the fall of Saigon …

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