[T]he U.S. military is hardly leaving behind a stable Afghanistan. It is more like the U.S. is outsourcing stabilization duties while the terror threat remains.
Cynics will see this as a simple attempt to hide defeat.
Trump’s decision to deploy U.S. forces to take over Syria’s oil fields ... could rally support from both sides of the Iraq-Syria border for a campaign of resistance against this occupation.
[T]he White House is celebrating the death of a leader, but it made a mistake that could empower his organization.
Despite all evidence to the contrary, the Syrian Democratic Forces kept their title unquestioned until the Turks invaded Syria, when they were suddenly transformed into ‘Kurdish forces’ who had been betrayed by the Americans.
The Islamic State will be defeated only when its ideology is overcome in a region free of interventions — a tall ask for the moment.
By killing its enemy, the United States took the risk of turning him into a martyr.
Hardly any analyst is willing to argue that the demise of Baghdadi spells the end of the Islamic State, which in all too many cases represents a state of mind, related more often than not to U.S. foreign policy.
The president ... now facing impeachment ... bipartisan criticism for withdrawing troops from the Syrian border, has ... greeted the killing of the self-styled Caliphate leader with an overdose of gory details.
Trump’s conscience, and alleged honor, were not bothered by the sight of thousands of innocent victims, but only by the death of one of his invading soldiers.