The recent revelations that the US military murdered a family in Afghanistan in a drone strike are a distraction from the story about General Mark Milley undermining former President Donald Trump. The question is: is Biden trying to protect Milley or force him out? Read on to find out.
Tag: Global War on Terror
America Has Lost the Global War on Terrorism
Brandon J. Weichert with some sobering truth about the Global War on Terror.
Afghanistan Today, Africa Tomorrow: America’s Saga of Failure
In Brandon J. Weichert’s recent Asia Times Op-Ed, he makes the argument that, despite the spectacular failure that was the US War in Afghanistan, Washington, D.C. is readying to replicate that disaster somewhere in Africa soon.
Are Taliban Planning to Massacre Americans?
In his most recent op-ed for The Asia Times, Brandon J. Weichert describes his fears that the Taliban might be plotting a bloody farewell to the American withdrawal, which is not going well already.
The Afghan National Army Was Never Meant to Fight Alone
In the weekend long read, Brandon J. Weichert breaks down the truth about the Afghan National Army, why they failed to stop the Taliban advance, and why the Biden Administration will not learn from these failures (and repeat them elsewhere, notably in Africa).
Au Revoir, Afghanistan! Until We Meet Again…
needed to end this thing in Afghanistan…but we need to do it smartly, not wildly screaming for the exits, hoping that Beijing, Moscow, Islamabad, and New Delhi can keep everything together. They can’t–and won’t.
Remember Rumsfeld’s warning of a ‘space Pearl Harbor’
Brandon J. Weichert discusses Donald Rumsfeld’s true legacy in his recent Asia Times op-ed: While some of the details of Rumsfeld’s new way of war may have missed their mark in the Global War on Terror, his vision and his fears are still relevant today. Particularly regarding a “Space Pearl Harbor.” If such an attack was merely a “possibility” in 2001, it is a high probability today.
What the Hell Were We Thinking?! Afghanistan Edition
We have become like the Soviets in Afghanistan: attempting to impose a bizarre, foreign ideology upon an ancient, traditional, alien people. The results have been as disastrous for the US as it was for the USSR. Have we learned our lesson or are we doomed to repeat these mistakes ad nauseam?
9/11 Teaches Us to Take Our Enemies Seriously
This article was written for my Washington Times op-ed column commemorating the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Nineteen years … More
Quitting Afghanistan Would Be a Victory for the United States
BRANDON J. WEICHERT | REAL CLEAR PUBLIC AFFAIRS When the United States invaded Afghanistan in October 2001, the ruins of … More