Day: October 25, 2017

The Afghanistan Illusion

The Afghanistan Illusion

October 25, 2017 Opinion
In testimony before the House and Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this month, Secretary of Defense James Mattis unveiled his new Afghan strategy, which he called “R4+S” (regionalize, realign, …
Are U.S. Mideast Wars Forever?

Are U.S. Mideast Wars Forever?

October 25, 2017 Opinion
“The Kurds have no friends but the mountains,” is an old lament. Last week, it must have been very much on Kurdish minds. As their U.S. allies watched, the Kurdish peshmerga fighters were run out of K…