Afghanistan: The military left without any concern for diplomats, allies, and equipment, how is this possible?

New reporting and testimony reveals a failure of strategic planning and coordination on a massive scale.  Obsessed with speed, the military left the country long before the deadline, leaving our diplomatic staff, allies, and equipment in the care of the Afghan Army. This fatally flawed plan was rehearsed and agreed to by all, then recklessly… Continue reading Afghanistan: The military left without any concern for diplomats, allies, and equipment, how is this possible?

Afghanistan: The lack of imagination and determination is most frightening of all

Whatever happened to Obama’s Yes We Can and the Audacity of Hope?  Lessons from President Truman on the importance of creative thinking and a refusal to surrender in the face of setbacks and untold horrors.  Truman faced perhaps the greatest challenges of any incoming President in US history, yet wouldn’t be cowed and ultimately created… Continue reading Afghanistan: The lack of imagination and determination is most frightening of all

Afghanistan Fallout: The six biggest questions in the days ahead

Will we get our people and allies out safely? What did Biden know and when did he know it?  How could our intelligence be so bad?  Why did we do nothing while the Taliban marched through the country?  What becomes of Afghanistan?  How do our enemies and adversaries react? Momentous events like the Taliban’s swift… Continue reading Afghanistan Fallout: The six biggest questions in the days ahead