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The Best Way to Get Regime Change in North Korea

May 22, 2017

Recent American experience with regime change has been starkly unsuccessful. The Bush administration’s mismanagement, compounded by President Obama’s decision to abandon the country, left Iraq vulnerable to ISIS and Iran. The Obama administration’s foolish sponsorship of the Moslem Brotherhood in Egypt ousted longtime ally Hosni Mubarak, leading to upheaval and a military-led government. The overthrow […]

Why Did Assad Use Nerve Gas?

April 6, 2017

It is hard to explain why Bashar Assad used nerve gas — probably Sarin — in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria’s northern Idlib province. On the surface, at least, it would seem to be a totally counterproductive and reckless move likely to anger the Europeans, the Americans, and even his patrons the Russians. Then […]

Many Questions About Arrow Missile Shootdown (Updated)

March 20, 2017

Israel has shot down a Syrian missile heading for Israeli territory using its advanced Arrow anti-ballistic missile system.  The remains of the Syrian missile, and some parts of the Arrow rocket, crashed in and around the northern Jordanian village of Anbata in Irbid province.  Depending on the trajectory of the intercepted Syrian missile, reports say it was programmed to […]

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