He could soon preside over a full-scale proxy war, or else do the Nixon-to-China routine with Rouhani. There is simply no way of knowing.
Posts Tagged: Afghanistan
Ben Roback: A lesson from Bolton’s departure. With this President, it’s personality, not policy, that counts – his own.
Trump is now on his fourth National Security Adviser. By the time the election comes, expect him to be on his fifth or sixth.
John Jenkins: Too many excuses are made for Iran – especially by the EU. We must get real, stand with America, and take decisive action.
I’m glad to see we’ve now had the guts to stop a tanker we believe is smuggling Iranian oil in defiance of sanctions on Syria.
If if you see a serviceman or woman today, or indeed a veteran young or old, and don’t know what to say – just a simple ‘thank you’ will do.
Dom Morris: A National Welfare Council, uniting disparate departments and agencies, could greatly alleviate poverty
This strategic approach has brought sizeable benefits in the field of security, and could work for welfare, too.
Much of politics is teamwork. Can he now create a coalition among Tory MPs, not to mention Party members, that builds on his appeal to many voters?
His critics claim his appointment as International Development Secretary “could lead to the death of thousands of the world’s poorest people”.
What’s that you say? That what really matters is the Huawei decision itself? Quite so. And on that, we have an uncomfortable feeling that he’s right.
He is one of the few middle-ranking Ministers who, while others were fleeing for the hills, girded himself up – and went out to fight for May’s Brexit deal.
I instinctively agreed with the Conservatives and their emphasis on hard work, enterprise, their belief in the One Nation, and their willingness to promote aspiration.
Our goal is to build links between our Party and the Afghan diaspora, as well as stronger international connections.
A new report by the Society of Conservative Lawyers argues that prior Parliamentary approval for military action is a dangerous game and has no constitutional law basis.
The armed forces do not wish to be above the law. The Human Rights Act has had unforeseen consequences, which have caused injustice.
WATCH: “I don’t know how many more insults he could take.” – William Cohen, former US Defence Secretary, on Mattis’ resignation
“It was a false declaration to say that we won, ISIS had been defeated…we are tired of fighting, someone else’s burden. “
WATCH: Tugendhat’s message to Trump – “In Iraq and Afghanistan, when it was -15 or 50 degrees, we soldiered on”
The US President opted not to attend a commemoration for the fallen due to inclement weather.