The gravity of the moment demands nothing less than the president of the United States standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the elected leaders of the free world declaring that the free people of the world will not be intimidated by terrorism or by the death and violence that it has unleashed.
Moderate Muslims are the true front lines in this battle. And they need to be welcomed into our modern world, and helped in moderating the impulses of their young charges.
When Hillary Clinton was challenged on her Iraq war vote at last month's Democratic debate, the front-running candidate pointed to President Obama's 2008 selection of herself as Secretary of State as affirmation of his continuing confidence in her judgment on matters of war and peace.
Amid the defeats, corruption, and disappointments, there lurks a kind of success. After all, every disaster in which the U.S. military takes part only brings more bounty to the Pentagon.
This annual gathering of the leaders of national defense past and present is a one day post-graduate education on the current state of U.S. military policy.
Hearing Chelsea's voice was a powerful reminder: President Obama may talk a good talk when it comes to gay rights, but his Administration's policies speak louder than his speech-writer's words, and they're detrimental to LGBTQ+ people around the world.
The expectations that Western-Iran diplomatic relationships are improving was somewhat shattered when recently an overwhelming majority of Iranian lawmakers and parliamentarians stated that the Islamic Republic will not abandon the inflammatory slogan of "Death to America."
While every regional conflict brings with it a unique set of circumstances, politics and challenges, the calculus of determining when U.S. military intervention is warranted, and in what form, requires balancing a number of interests and factors.
Rubio needs to recognize that today's foreign policy must confront new challenges that are more complicated than those found in paperback novels about the Cold War, and stop trying to chart America's future by looking in the rearview mirror.
During the last 14 years, we had everything but a leader. To secure the achievements and overcome the massive challenges, it's the right time to review quickly the unprecedented achievements of the last fourteen years as well as the challenges that remain and lie ahead.
This stark imagery of war notwithstanding, there is actually very little conflict that takes place in Kabul. Some nights might be interrupted by the muffled sound of a small explosion occurring somewhere in the city or the odd exchange of gunfire, but for the most part, the city is mostly free of any actual violence.
What Secretary of State John Kerry described as the 'most promising opportunity' for a political solution to the Syrian war, was an opportunity that could only be realized through compromise.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has masterfully sniffed out the weaknesses of President Obama and his administration, and the revelation of his new conditions on the nuclear deal suggests that Khamenei is ready to milk the administration more and obtain more concessions.
In 2016, only one Democratic candidate is a real Democrat on foreign policy. The other has interventionists "pouring their hopes" into her presidency. Don't complain about Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld if you make the wrong choice in 2016.
He lays out the history in a convincing and non-partisan fashion, shows the recurrent themes and the equally recurrent misunderstandings, and provides a convincing path to making actual progress on some of the world's most intractable problems.
If journalism was once considered the first rough draft of history, now, when it comes to American military policy at least, it's often the first rough pass at writing a script for "The Daily Show."