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Iranian Aggression, Israeli Red Lines, and U.S. Interests

July 2, 2018

An Israeli general says his nation’s recent strikes on Iranian forces in Syria have left Iran far from cementing a presence there but also have left Israel needing support to end that presence completely. Wednesday’s comments by Israeli Major General Michael Edelstein at a Washington event provided a rare public assessment of Israel’s strategy in […]

State of the U.S. Military: A Defense Primer

December 31, 2015

An analysis of the defense budget does not fully capture the state of the U.S. military. But the numbers do tell us that the U.S. Department of Defense is the world’s largest organization. Its annual budget was $578 billion last year. It employs just under three million people. It owns or operates 557,000 facilities in […]

Obama, Putin and American Exceptionalism

May 31, 2014

When Vladimir Putin addressed the American people, he warned, “It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.” The hypocrisy was apparent long before his invasion of Crimea […]

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