I'm a civilian with little understanding of the strategic value of aircraft carrier battle groups in the modern world, but I do know this: The ship is impressive, but the people who make it work are fantastic.
Watching the television coverage of the Boston Marathon attacks, I found myself thrown five years back to a battlefield in Afghanistan. I've spoken with numerous veterans today and all echoed the same fear -- the tactics of our enemies abroad may finally have followed us home.
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The recent announcement by an Iraqi Al-Qaeda group about a merger with the pro Al-Qaeda Syrian Jabhat Al-Nusrar, has refueled both the debate about Western intervention or lack thereof in the Syrian civil war, as well as the discussion about what Syria in the post-Assad era will look like.
Not since the American Civil War has the U.S citizenry had to endure such horrors. Yet discussion of these repercussions is noticeably absent as we still struggle to understand the scope of the Iraq war and what all of its lies have wrought.
Almost no one today remembers Margaret Thatcher's long history with Iraq. But few people beyond Saddam Hussein played a greater role in shredding the country into tiny little pieces. Here are some highlights.
Washington would neither have to foot nearly as much of the bill nor commit as many soldiers as it did in Iraq, but there are other aspects of a military engagement that must be considered: What happens if the North falls but the war turns asymmetric?
Humility is an act of strength, not a sign of weakness, because it reflects confidence in the future more than a fear enslaved by the past. Isn't that, after all, what America should be most about? And if humility was good enough for Jesus, as the Pope is helping us to remember, then shouldn't it also be good enough for us?
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The unintended consequences of Operation Iraqi Freedom will have to be endured by us all for a very long time. Ten years after, it is still as if we are just getting started.
Ten years ago we had the chance, as a people united, to do something great. Many of us tried harder in Iraq than most will ever know, but America could have left a far better legacy for its children from this past decade than we have.
Those intoxicated by Obama's rhetoric will soon experience a painful hangover. For the president's Israel speech and the rest of his Middle East trip were focused, first and foremost, on domestic politics here in the United States.
The battle for Syria demonstrates that what started as a peaceful call for change can lead to the disintegration of an entire country, and creation of a new geopolitical reality. If it can happen in Syria, it can and will certainly happen elsewhere.
If you have a justification for violence, destruction, murder, like a political statement, like war, does that make it right? Or does thinking it's right make you crazy?
Once viewed positively by sizable majorities in almost every country across the region, Iran has experienced a precipitous decline in its favorable ratings. The change, it appears from my findings, is largely due to concerns with Iran's policies in Iraq, Syria, and the Arab Gulf region.
U.S. troops to help stop a civil war in an Arab and/or Muslim country? Hold on just a minute! Rewind the tape. The last two Muslim nations in which the U.S. intervened militarily -- Afghanistan and Iraq -- actually helped ignite and perpetuate a civil war.