Trump and Pompeo Set Afghanistan Fiasco in Motion

They’ve got a lot of gall blaming Biden for this mess.

Mike Richards Out as Jeopardy Host

Well, this escalated quickly.

The Afghan Evacuation Horror Show Continues

We’re not getting Afghans—or even American citizens trapped there—out fast enough.

Joseph Galloway, 1941-2021

A legendary journalist is gone.

Biden Feared Political Backlash Over Bringing Afghans to America

A humanitarian crisis made worse by shameful delays.

A U.S. Marine opens the door as President Joe Biden prepares to disembark Marine One, Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Antrim County Airport in Bellaire, Michigan. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) A U.S. Marine opens the door as President Joe Biden prepares to disembark Marine One, Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Antrim County Airport in Bellaire, Michigan. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Blamed for Afghan Fiasco

The collapse is not his doing. But he’s accountable for the poor planning.

President Ghani Flees as Taliban Reach Kabul

The mirage of semi-order faded quickly.

Who Lost Afghanistan?

The postmortems are well underway.

Taliban Quickly Retaking Afghanistan

The collapse is coming even faster than feared.

President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden’s Vaccination Speech

The President hit all the right notes.

Afghan War: Twenty Years For Nothing

Our last-ditch airstrikes only postpone the inevitable.

Americans Sneak Out of Bagram in Darkness

A shameful exit from an ill-conceived war.

The Impending Fall of Afghanistan

For years, American troops fought a ‘forever war’ to delay the inevitable. It’s now coming.

Donald Rumsfeld, 1932-2021

He was both the youngest and oldest man to run the Pentagon.

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Army Wants Soldiers to Get Out to Train

A very strange approach to talent management.

Who’s to Blame for the War Dead?

The answer seems simple but it isn’t.

Marine Corps Major Arrested for Capitol Riot

A serving officer was arrested for his part in events of 6 January

Sullivan on Biden (and a Discussion of Fiscal Policy)

On fiscal policy and historical comparisons.

The Filibuster Isn’t The Problem

It’s undemocratic and we should get rid of it. But doing so isn’t a panacea.

McConnell’s Statement on Afghanistan

Yes, it’s complicated, but it is also time to stop relying on cliches.

Evacuating the Afghans

President Biden has a second chance to do the right thing.

Leaving Afghanistan After Only 20 Years

Four administrations and two decades later, it’s about to be over.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris participate in a virtual bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris participate in a virtual bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Liberals Upset Biden Foreign Policy is Biden’s

Those expecting Bernie Sanders’ agenda are sorely disappointed.

Reporting and Commentary Should Remain Separate

There’s more than enough opinion journalism.

Eighteen Years of Blogging

Some reflections

George Shultz, 1920-2021

The longtime public servant has died, aged 100.

Freedom, Security, and Insurrection

The aftermath of the January 6 Capitol riots runs into the First Amendment,

Lame Duckin’

As expected, the Congress has overridden his veto of the NDAA.

Biden SECDEF Pick on Hold?

Maybe it’s not going to be Michèle Flournoy after all.

Trump Saves ‘Stars and Stripes’

The venerable military newspaper lives to print another day.

Trump’s Bizarre, Anti-Veteran Rant

The Toddler-in-Chief strikes again.

Federal Agents Using Strong-Arm Tactics in America’s Cities

Portland may be a preview of what’s to come.

A Timeline Of Nihilism And Fecklessness

How about crowd sourcing a timeline for all of Trump’s enablers?

Podcast Recommendation

The Daily on the Russia bounty story.

Intel Briefers Stopped Telling Trump about Russia

The President didn’t want to hear about bad behavior from Moscow, so he wasn’t told.

Russia-Taliban Intel included in PDB

The President should have known about the plot. There’s a good chance he didn’t.

The Cold War Was A Sobering Influence For A Silly People

As scary as the Cold War was, it did reduce the silliness in American politics.

Trump Ignores Russian Bounties on American Troops

The Administration has done nothing about intelligence reports of a grave escalation from Moscow.

After the Protests: What Then?

How to translate understandable frustration at injustice into tangible reform?

Our Awful Criminal Justice System

A stroll down memory lane.

Who Gets Honored?

Are those who die in our wars more deserving than those who die in our stores?

Ronald Shurer, Medal of Honor Recipient, 1978-2020

A hero of the Afghan War has succumbed to cancer, aged 41.

Dave Dilegge, 1956-2020

The founder of Small Wars Journal passed Saturday.

COVID-19 Has Killed More Americans than 9/11

We’re passing grim milestones on a daily basis.

Afghanistan Has Two Presidents

As if the country needed more turmoil.

US Signs Deal with Taliban

It’s not clear what has been achieved.

West Point Why We’re Losing Wars Says West Point Prof

A book out today makes an odd case.

Democratic Primary Reset?

The 2016 frontrunners at this stage won their nominations easily. But that’s often not the case.

Citing 9/11 in Regards to Suleimani

If your case needs a 9/11 boost, perhaps your case is weak.

Sixth Democratic Debate Draws Lowest Viewer Numbers Yet

Thursday night’s Democratic debate drew the lowest numbers of any of this season’s debates.