America now wages a perpetual war against its own self-interest.
Propping the Assad regime was only a motive insofar as it helped achieve other targets.
Denying conquest-based and commerce-based income to ISIS can limit the group’s functionality as a governing entity and a fighting force.
The F-35 is a trillion-dollar boondoggle. Buying a combination of jets and drones will cost less, promote economic growth and provide military capabilities better suited to Canadian needs.
The Western narrative depicts such attacks as Kunming as the result of China’s own flawed ethnic-minority policies.
Failure to pursue political goals in the Middle East with the same gusto as military objectives could render today’s battlefield successes against ISIS meaningless.
American politicians are engaged in a dangerous war of words with Islamic State, which is exactly what the group wants.
Before a shocked and awed Western public cries for military intervention, it would do well to internalize three lessons from the devastation wrought in Paris.
The failures of the Bush Doctrine should have shown that repressive peace is better than instability.