Sunday, March 26, 2017

Foreign Policy

Unpacking the New CIA Leak: Don’t Ignore the Aluminum Tube Footnote

This post will unpack the leak from the CIA published in the WaPo tonight. Before I start with the substance of the story, consider this background. First, if Trump comes into office on the current trajectory,...

Another Entangling Alliance

This is part three of our series on the Yemen conflict. If you haven’t read earlier articles, please click HERE for Part I and HERE for Part II.  The United States Post 9-11 Involvement in...

Obama’s Legacy: Murder.gov

In the waning days of his second term, a president’s thoughts turn to his legacy. His focus the last few weeks and months often tells us a great deal about how he wants to...

US strikes on Syrian troops: Report data contradicts ‘mistake’ claims

Moscow and Damascus cited the attacks as the reason for declaring an end to the ceasefire in Syria The summary report on an investigation into US and allied air strikes on Syrian government troops has...

FDR’s Pearl Harbor Bait

On October 30, 1940, during his campaign for an unprecedented third term as president, Franklin Roosevelt told an audience in Boston, "And while I am talking to you mothers and fathers, I give you one...

Pearl Harbor: Should Abe Apologize?

On May 27, Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima, site of history’s first atomic attack on August 6, 1945. The Japanese government did not ask Obama for an apology,...

Pearl Harbor at 75: What Has the Empire Wrought?

For those of us interested in US foreign policy, anniversaries of significant events serve multiple purposes. As libertarians, putting opposition to war at the forefront of our outreach is paramount, both for the sake of...

Dynamics of the Houthi Insurgency

If you haven’t read Part I of the series, please click HERE. In this installment we will describe some of the key dynamics that allowed the Houthi insurgency to defeat the government of the ROY....

James Mattis’ 33-Year Grudge Against Iran

For many, and even for self-proclaimed progressives, Donald Trump’s pick to be secretary of defense, retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, is a light in the darkness—a kind of oasis in the midst of...

The Context to Murder

A Century of Western killing in context. The loss of life is tragic. No matter the community, it is with a sense of sorrow that all tend to mourn another’s death. The tragedy is blended...