If the combat mission is over in the Middle East, Biden should follow—and make permanent—more cautious drone guidelines.
He claims he'll be "the first president to visit the Middle East since 9/11 without U.S. troops engaged in a combat mission there." But that's not true.
Piling on sanctions and blocking other countries' reconstruction efforts will only punish the Syrian people.
Critics are right to point out that some Western nations are treating Ukrainian refugees better than those fleeing similar horrific situations elsewhere. But the right way to address the problem is to increase openness to other refugees, not exclude Ukrainians.
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Multiple children died in the raid, but so did the leader of ISIS—which makes the operation “successful” in the Pentagon’s book.
Biden rightly stuck to his guns when he defended the long-overdue U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, but he fails to apply the same logic elsewhere.
A new, heavily investigated report shows a Pentagon uninterested in correcting its deadly errors.
Keeping American boots on the ground means keeping them in harm's way.
Repeal would do little to change how Congress and the president collaborate—or don't—on military operations.
Whistleblowers and publishers are crucial for keeping government officials reasonably honest.
I argue that the recent air strike was legal, but overall US military intervention in Syria still lacks required congressional authorization. Biden may be trying to change that; but history gives reason for skepticism.
This initiative might help restore congressional control over war authorization. But there is reason for skepticism that it will pan out.
The senator took a lot of heat five years ago for being anti-interventionist in Syria yet pro-war against ISIS.
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The mishandling of the Syrian withdrawal appears to have created less stability in Syria and considerably weakened Trump's ability to dictate foreign policy—a situation where actually bringing the troops home now seems even more farfetched.
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Trust in the media is at historic lows.
If Trump wants credit for ending wars in the Middle East, he'll have to actually reduce the number of Americans deployed there.
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Reshuffling is not only a haphazard half-measure—it is no substitute for the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria.
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ISIS' terror should not be minimized, but Washington should refrain from inflating it to justify unnecessary military action.
Both the libertarian-leaning Republican and the democratic socialist want Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.
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Trump is routinely accused, with good reason, of distorting the facts and failing to face reality. It's time for his critics to take a good long look in the mirror.
But Amash's reaction wasn't all positive.
The president's speech was a mixed bag on foreign policy.
Trump decided to pull U.S. troops out of Syria. But no one knows when or how it's happening and Congress is nowhere to be found.
It should lift the travel ban and bring them with it
National Security Adviser John Bolton says the U.S.'s withdrawal is conditioned on protection of the Kurds, total elimination of ISIS.
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The withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan reflect a welcome willingness to question endless military commitments.