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John Bolton versus the International Criminal Court: A Simple Solution

John Bolton versus the International Criminal Court: A Simple Solution

  By Thomas L. Knapp In a September 10 speech to the Federalist Society, National Security Advisor John Bolton offered “a major announcement on US policy toward the International Criminal Court.” The US government, per Bolton, considers the court “fundamentally illegitimate. … We will not cooperate with the ICC. We will provide no assistance to […]

Don’t Be Alarmed But China Could Be Building A Military Base In Pakistan

Don’t Be Alarmed But China Could Be Building A Military Base In Pakistan

  By LAWRENCE SELLIN, Retired Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve | 3:30 PM 01/01/2018   In a mid-December op-ed at The Daily Caller, I questioned what appeared to be signs of Chinese militarization of Pakistan, in particular, and in the Indian Ocean, in general. . In the last few months, there have been persistent reports of […]

The Third 100 Days (Trump Briefs: August 19-25/Day 212-218) Week 31

The Third 100 Days (Trump Briefs: August 19-25/Day 212-218) Week 31

By Michael Hernandez Saturday, August 19 (Day 212): Removing monuments is a “totalitarian” move The president of S.T.A.N.D. says the insistence by extremists on the left that monuments to America’s Founding Fathers be removed is a “totalitarian” move.  Bishop E.W. Jackson, who heads an organization that reaches across racial and cultural lines to bring Americans together […]

Trump Debuts Afghanistan Strategy: ‘We Are Not Nation-Building Again, We Are Killing Terrorists’

Trump Debuts Afghanistan Strategy: ‘We Are Not Nation-Building Again, We Are Killing Terrorists’

by KRISTINA WONG President Trump unveiled his plan for Afghanistan after seven months of deliberation Monday evening, announcing tweaks around the edges of the current strategy instead of a different approach. He announced five “core pillars” to the approach: getting rid of any timelines for how long U.S. troops would remain in Afghanistan; using all elements […]

Socks for Soldiers — Boot Socks Make A Soldier Smile!

Boot Socks a Vital, but Overlooked Necessity For our troops deployed in combat roles on the front lines of Afghanistan and Iraq, a daily patrol consists of miles and miles of walking through dusty and rocky villages with bad roads or no roads at all. In this harsh terrain and with the demands of long […]

If you want to fight a Taliban insurgency, fight like an insurgent

If you want to fight a Taliban insurgency, fight like an insurgent

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD, May 13, 2017 According to a senior White House official, President Donald Trump is deciding between two U.S. strategies in Afghanistan, one “more kinetic” and the other “less kinetic.” The more kinetic plan envisions an increase of at least 3,000 U.S. troops to the existing levels of about 8,400, a matching […]

Congress Should Just Say No to Trump’s Afghanistan Surge

Congress Should Just Say No to Trump’s Afghanistan Surge

  . By Thomas L. Knapp With the US occupation of Afghanistan well into its sixteenth year and the country no closer to becoming a stable democracy than it was in late 2001, Antiwar.com reports that this isn’t an “all options are on the table” scenario. President Donald Trump seems to have rejected the idea […]

The Pentagon just dropped the “mother of all bombs,” its biggest non-nuclear weapon

The Pentagon just dropped the “mother of all bombs,” its biggest non-nuclear weapon

It’s still orders of magnitude smaller than Little Boy, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima United States Air Force Massive Ordnance Air Blast at an airbase in 2008 Today marks the first use of a MOAB in combat. After fifteen years of war in Afghanistan, it’s amazing there are still firsts for the Pentagon. One happened […]

Who Got Us Into These Endless Wars?

By Patrick J. Buchanan, Monday – August 8, 2016 at 10:54 pm “Isolationists must not prevail in this new debate over foreign policy,” warns Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. “The consequences of a lasting American retreat from the world would be dire.” To make his case against the “Isolationist Temptation,” Haass creates […]

A Warrior Needs Your Help

A Warrior Needs Your Help

        Sign our petition to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees and urge them to act on behalf of Sgt. Martland and the issues surrounding his case.   September 24, 2015   The career of a warrior is now at risk because he did the right thing. When Sgt. 1st Class […]

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