By Tommy Johnson On January 3, the President of the United States ordered a strike that took place at the Bagh- dad Airport. Three drones cruised overhead, each armed with a Hellfire missile. Using a mix of satellite imagery, signals analysis, and finally tips from CIA operatives, remote-controlled drones targeted, identified, and killed Qasem Soleimani.
On Saturday, President Obama surprised many, including his own senior advisors, by announcing that he would seek Congressional approval to engage in air strikes against the Syrian government as a response to evidence showing that Bashar al-Assad’s regime used Sarin gas in an August 21st attack. It appears increasingly likely that Congress will vote against the
When you hear people shouting the words ‘gas’ or ‘chemicals’ — and you hear those shouts spreading among the people — that is when terror begins to take hold, especially among the children and the women. Your loved ones, your friends, you see them walking and then falling like leaves to the ground. It is
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The CSAD conference continued today, launched by morning remarks with Elliott Abrams and Nicholas Burns. I’d like to focus on the speakers’ insistence that American foreign policy relies on a balance between American interests and ideals. That’s a broad theme to cover, but as the Observer’s Tess Waggoner noted in her article in this week’s