The president’s version of “America First” echoes Trump’s misunderstanding of how the modern economy works.
If Biden wants to counter China, the U.S. needs to make some sacrifices.
Runaway partisanship endangers the United States more than foreign enemies do.
Trump might be tempted to order a military attack on Iran, because his “maximum pressure” campaign failed to thwart that country’s nuclear program.
The postelection shake-up at the Pentagon has raised alarms in the national-security world, but Trump’s likeliest motive is plain old spite.
Political partisans are trying to benefit from the armed forces’ popularity. But America’s most trusted institution got that way by staying out of civilian affairs.
What’s happening right now is the way the U.S. corrects its own wrongs.
The former vice president lacks a consistent philosophy of when and how to use military force.
For all its failures, the U.S. has structural advantages over rival powers—and will come out of the pandemic even stronger.
Trump’s hands-off approach to the coronavirus is in keeping with the Founders’ original vision—and is occurring at precisely the wrong time.
A self-interested strategy will not help the U.S. fight the coronavirus outbreak.
The killing of Qassem Soleimani upended expectations in useful ways, but the U.S. isn’t in a position to capitalize on the turmoil.
Trump should have left Soleimani alive and in place, but made him operationally ineffective by killing his deputies.
Being no different from our enemies has not been the aspiration of previous presidents, nor of our military.
Like Charles de Gaulle, Emmanuel Macron would unify Europe under France’s conception, with Germany footing the bill.
Now the war in Syria has a victor. And it’s not the U.S.
After the agreement with Turkey, we should expect countries that are most reliant on U.S. security guarantees to search for alternatives.
The president should have to answer for the Afghanistan mess in the 2020 election.
Two of America’s closest treaty allies have announced military efforts explicitly designed to exclude the U.S.
Conservatives can win over young Americans to our principles, but first we have to live by those principles.