Brown University’s Watson Institute is out with a new report on the cost of America’s post-9/11 Middle East wars. Assuming current spending trends continue, the tab will reach $6.4 trillion through fiscal year 2020. That’s $3.4 trillion spent directly on overseas operations, about $1 trillion in Department of Homeland Security spending, almost $1 trillion in…


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As Thucydides hinted, often when people are either afraid or malicious, they have historically tried to garb their fear or malice in the language of rationalization. After the ghastly massacre of Americans miles from the southern U.S. border, the firebrand Mexican leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador declined the help of Mexico’s northern neighbors in…

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Russia’s Ministry of Defense announced Sunday that a US military convoy came under attack by Turkey-backed militants in Syria. “American troops heading toward the Iraqi border have been attacked from land held by Turkish-backed militants in northern Syria, Russia’s Ministry of Defense has claimed,” according to a breaking report by RT. Russian military sources, who have…


This fall has been punctuated by a steady drumbeat of President Trump’s assertions that the past two decades of U.S. military intervention in the Middle East were a grave mistake that remains to be corrected. “Every once in a while, you have to change course,” Trump said in representative comments at a rally in Minneapolis…


This week there was an unfortunate blow-up on cable news where Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, one of the witnesses against Donald Trump in the impeachment inquiry, was accused of having loyalty to Ukraine over the United States, since he was born in that country. This argument was unfortunate on two fronts. One, it ironically echoed…


On Sunday’s episode of “The Fray” on SiriusXM Patriot, hosts Ben Domenech and Emily Jashinsky discuss President Trump’s announcement of the killing of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and how the media twisted itself in knots trying to cover this success for the administration. “That’s what happens when you’re primed to see everything that comes…


President Trump tweeted a photo of a very good dog on Monday afternoon. A key member of the Special Forces operation in Syria that took out Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Saturday was a German shepherd who chased al-Baghdadi down a tunnel to his death. The name of the dog is still classified information, but…


Legacy media outlets responded to President Trump’s announcement of the U.S. military’s successful mission against ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with their trademark hostility and anger. That’s because the inarguably good news threatens corporate media goals for shaping foreign policy, impeaching the president, and defeating Trump in 2020. “Last night was a great night for…


President Donald Trump announced the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Sunday morning in an address to the nation after a Saturday night raid in northwest Syria. “He died like a dog, he died like a coward,” Trump said. Baghdadi’s death marks the execution of the world’s most dangerous terrorist since Osama Bin Laden’s…