Author Archives: Charles V. Peña
Otherwise America holds all the trump cards. Pyongyang simply doesn’t threaten us.
Washington still thinks it’s calling the shots—and we’ll fight forever to prove it.
U.S. friends in Europe and Asia can be their own first responders.
$600 billion a year should be plenty to address global threats.
The purists need to stop putting up the same old roadblocks
Our ally should have its own deterrent against North Korea.
The strategy failed in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will fail in Syria, too.
The U.S. doesn’t have enough troops to run a successful counterinsurgency campaign there.
The end of the Cold War changed everything.
And the violence in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen poses no threat to U.S. national security.
Three neighbors have condemned its test-firing of a ballistic missile.
At a bare minimum, it can pay full freight for the U.S. forces deployed there.
More airstrikes in Syria will only create opportunities for Islamic state radicals.
ISIS is primarily a threat to the Muslim world, which should take responsibility for containing it.
Attacking the Islamic Republic would mean steep costs and uncertain victory.
from The American Conservative