CGTN: Is the U.S. too far behind in effort to bring peace to Afghanistan?

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I question just how strong the Biden administration's hand is at it seeks to be peacemaker in Afghanistan. But there is little reason to look at the situation at this point and believe the Americans are ready to do more than talk. Oh, sure, they will contribute to a … Continue reading CGTN: Is the U.S. too far behind in effort to bring peace to Afghanistan?

CGTN: 20 Years and $2 trillion for what? (Part 2)

In the second half of my two-part editorial examining the potential lessons for America from the debacle that was Afghanistan, I remind readers that no one will be held to account. If you are an American and think the premise of this editorial is idiotic, then ask yourself one question: If America had been the … Continue reading CGTN: 20 Years and $2 trillion for what? (Part 2)

And you wonder why Biden’s predecessors wanted nothing to do with Afghanistan?

Blast Joe Biden for a terrible evacuation plan in Afghanistan? Yes. Blast Joe Biden for inexcusably leaving Americans behind? Yes. Blast Joe Biden for a terror attack on his watch? Yes. But also accept two uncomfortable realities about the U.S. military presence in and evacuation from Afghanistan: The deal Biden's predecessor made with the Taliban … Continue reading And you wonder why Biden’s predecessors wanted nothing to do with Afghanistan?

CGTN: President Biden’s first major leadership test.

Photo: Anthony Moretti 18July2016 In this CGTN editorial, I examine why recent history provides Americans with images of a frightened leader in a time of crisis. And Democrats ought to be worried as a result. If he had been as resolute earlier in the day, those aforementioned fears among Democrats might have been lessened. No … Continue reading CGTN: President Biden’s first major leadership test.

CGTN: Will America learn from Afghanistan? Doubtful.

My latest editorial for CGTN suggests America will not accept any of the lessons or the truths from the mess it created in Afghanistan. The bitter truth that America's political elites will not accept is that the Afghan people view the American military as an occupying force. The people did not want U.S. troops on … Continue reading CGTN: Will America learn from Afghanistan? Doubtful.