Thursday, December 14, 2017

Foreign Policy

Royal Australian Navy and the Saudi blockade of Yemen

Australians love their military. Their adulation for the men and women who serve the nation perhaps ranks with the most militant and jingoistic countries of the Earth, countries that Aussies can call mates.   To...

Local Paper From Ohio Reviews Scott’s New Book, Discovers “Endless Outrages” in Afghanistan

The U.S. war in Afghanistan began in 2001, shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attack. That was 16 years ago, and our war there threatens to drag on for many more years. The endless war is a...

South Korea Should ‘Brexit’ the United States

With President Trump being accompanied by three U.S. carrier groups during his trip to Korea, South Koreans should pull a “Brexit” on the United States. As I counseled last April and August in two...

Iowa Governor Seeks Review of Officials Who Worked for Saudis

Ethics board to investigate Kim and Connie Schmett’s work for Saudi Arabia while they served in Iowa government Governor Kim Reynolds Iowa governor Kim Reynolds yesterday announced that her office has asked the Iowa Ethics and...

House Leadership Pulls a Fast One for al Qaeda

House Concurrent Resolution 81 (H.Con.Res.81) is sponsored by Representatives, Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Walter Jones (R-NC), Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.), Thomas Massie (R-KY), and 39 other lawmakers. The resolution commands an end to U.S. participation in...

Afghanistan’s Biggest Obstacle is Its Government

During his unannounced visit to Afghanistan earlier this month, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered misguided praise for the Afghan government as he reaffirmed the U.S. commitment there. He lauded the country for having “come quite a distance...

The Benefits of Base Closures – Glenview, Illinois Edition

Last month, Secretary of Defense James Mattis urged Congress to allow the Pentagon to reduce its excess overhead. Mattis has requested this authority before – as have at least four of his predecessors (Carter, Panetta, Hagel,...

Lebanon – Hariri’s Resignation – The Opening Shot Of The Saudi War On Hizbullah

Four days ago we asked: Is The "Moderate Al-Qaeda" Set To Target Hizbullah? The implied answer in that piece was "Yes, the war is coming to Lebanon." Today the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri resigned...

State Department’s New Victoria Nuland… Is Just Like the Old Victoria Nuland!

Yesterday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson swore into office a new Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. Dr. A. Wess Mitchell became the Trump Administration’s top diplomat for Europe, “responsible for diplomatic relations with...

Janet Yellen Powell Puts On Some Pants And A Tie

It can't get any worse than this. Jerome Powell is a Wall Street-coddling Keynesian and Washington lifer who passes for a Janet Yellen replica---that is, save for his tie and trousers and his as yet underdeveloped capacity to whine pedantically. During his years on...
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