“In effect, the real “Axis of Evil” was none other than Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Iran. And, it’s not even really an axis. One must also include Turkey, which has done everything in its power to become a rival to the United States and a friend to both Sunni extremists as well as Iran.”
Was Afghanistan the “Good War”?
“The next time some hack tries to argue that the War in Afghanistan was the “good war,” just remember Shakespeare’s old line about life being a “Tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Much like his jog through the deserts of Iraq, former President Bush’s War in Afghanistan lost sight of the real enemy: jihadist terror networks in favor of an unpalatable regime (in this case, the Taliban).”
Afghanistan: The Graveyard of Empires
Brandon J. Weichert spoke with the ERA Institute’s Erik Khzmalyan on his “Eurasia Unveiled” podcast discussing the War in Afghanistan.
A Blank Check for Afghanistan
Brandon J. Weichert writes at American Greatness: “For all of the talk of victory, the president offered nothing new, at least strategically, that would achieve that goal.”
U.S. Out of Afghanistan: Here’s How
Here is my recent American Greatness article that was featured in Real Clear Politics on August 19, 2017. It’s time for a negotiated settlement, a major drawdown of U.S. forces, a regional diplomatic approach to South Asia, and the abandonment of nation-building and a focus on counterterrorism in Afghanistan.
INTERVIEW: Brandon J. Weichert Discusses Syria, Afghanistan, and Mideast – Seth & Chris Show
National security expert, Brandon J. Weichert, discusses U.S. foreign policy in the Mideast.
Victory in Afghanistan is Still Possible
Consistent military victories will rejuvenate America’s image in Afghanistan. We will return to the status of being the stronger tribe. Once that happens, real headway can be made in ending America’s commitment there.
Negating the Nuclear Nexus
Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Syria, Russia, and China form an informal illiberal authoritarian alliance aimed at nuclear proliferation. This article details that truth.
The Bin Laden Raid: Tactical Brilliance, Strategic Dissonance
On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the Bin Laden Raid in Pakistan, I offer a contrarian assessment of the effectiveness of that raid at American Greatness.
Understanding Russia’s Role In Afghanistan
Here is my next article at American Greatness. In a follow-up piece to my article on America’s need to exit Afghanistan by using India, I address how Russia’s increased presence in Afghanistan could complicate that strategy and how to make Russia work with the Trump Administration in its goal of winning the War in Afghanistan and bringing the troops home.