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Why U.S. Cyber Sneak Attacks Won’t Work Against Iran

Just another useless maximum pressure tactic that's failing to weaken the regime.
Bonnie Kristian November 12, 2019

When ‘High Body Count’ Was an American War Policy

Trump asked, ‘what kind of people would kill so many to strengthen their position?’ Enter the wayback machine, 1968.
Nick Turse November 11, 2019

Watch: TAC’s ‘Regime Change’ Foreign Policy Conference

Trump's foreign policy, getting out of the Middle East, how to defeat the Beltway Blob--we tackled it all.
TAC Staff November 7, 2019

Finally an Unvarnished History of the Iraq Invasion

A fresh take says there's more than enough blame to go around---up and down the chain of command.
Mark Perry November 7, 2019

Washington Elites Are Chaining Us to the Middle East

The hysterical response to the Syria withdrawal came with dire predictions that just aren't true.
Ivan Eland November 5, 2019

It’s Time for a Neo-Nixonian Foreign Policy

America should embrace realism, only this time close the door on China rather than opening up to it.
November 5, 2019

To Sir, With No Love: Professor Petraeus Misses the Mark

Yet despite a record of folly, the former general is treated like Sun Tzu bestowing wisdom on his adorants.
Hunter DeRensis November 5, 2019

Our Kurdish Hero…the Terrorist?

Trump wants to fete him in Washington, but the Turks want this SDF general extradited for crimes. How did we get here?
Scott Ritter November 4, 2019

U.S. Aid Makes Corrupt Countries More Corrupt

Our 'democracy building' assistance to certain countries--including Ukraine--has produced kleptocracies, or worse.
James Bovard October 30, 2019

Time to Extricate From Ukraine

Kiev has become a drag on Trump, but if we don't watch out, it could turn into a geopolitical threat to everyone.
Doug Bandow October 17, 2019
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