Media Watch

'19Jan
28

The U.S. military's lost wars

One of the finest military memoirs of any generation is Defeat Into Victory, British Field Marshal Sir William Slim’s perceptive account of World War II’s torturous Burma campaign, which ended in a resounding...
'19Jan
27

What the Evolution of NATO's Missions Means for the Future

Throughout the Cold War, American and European leaders consistently portrayed NATO as a defensive alliance. They emphasized the peaceful nature of their cooperation in contrast to the Kremlin’s record of...
'19Jan
26

Pompeo Urges International Support for Venezuelan Opposition Leader

UNITED NATIONS — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the international community to support the Venezuelan people and recognize the interim government of opposition leader Juan Guaido as he stands up to...
'19Jan
21

Petulance is no substitute for politics

A century ago, Oswald Spengler published The Decline of the West. In it, Spengler predicted that around the year 2000, Western civilization would enter a "pre-death emergency." A question: Are Brexit in the United...
'19Jan
17

President Trump’s Syria Critics Are Wrong

President Donald Trump announced his plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria in his usual way, via tweet. It wasn’t a good way to do diplomacy, but everyone should be used to it by now. Nevertheless, Washington’s...
'19Jan
14

Mike Pompeo's long, strange tour through the Mideast

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with Saudi Crown Price Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on Monday. How much time they talked about that isn't clear. Equally unclear is whether Pompeo raisedthe assessment of the...
'19Jan
14

Mike Pompeo's long, strange tour through the Mideast

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with Saudi Crown Price Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on Monday. How much time they talked about that isn't clear. Equally unclear is whether Pompeo raisedthe assessment of the...
'19Jan
11

How US, Europe, Israel and Gulf States nurtured ISIS

By Owei LakemfaTHE United States (US) like a country under bombardment, scrambled its National Security Adviser, John Bolton and Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo into the air. Their flights are taking them through...
'19Jan
11

Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges on Iraq: 'I Never Dreamed That We Would Still Be Involved'

Sputnik: What did you know about the situation in Iraq before you went there and what did you know and thought about Saddam Hussein? What was your impression of that?Lieutenant General Ben Hodges: We knew a lot...
'19Jan
09

Erdogan threats against Kurds will not stop U.S. withdrawal from Syria, Pompeo says

The U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria will not be scuppered despite Turkish threats against Washington's Kurdish allies there, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, promising to ensure that the Kurds...

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