Realism & Restraint
If we don’t do it—the growing narrative goes—Russia, China, and ISIS will.
Has the White House thought through the implications of his Secretary of State’s loaded rhetoric?
As politicians play games on Capitol Hill, an entire country roils with hunger, disease and destruction.
If the vote to end our Yemen involvement passes next week it will be despite foreign cash aimed at stopping it.
Now is the time to bring in the one person capable of putting the talks back on track: Moon Jae-in.
The military is great at telling us what went wrong but who they blame is more controversial.
Perhaps, but he also shows the limits of having advisors who don’t want restraint.
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