In late 2011, the President announced his “deliberate and strategic decision” that “as a Pacific nation, the United States will play a larger and long-term role in shaping this region and its future, by upholding core principles and in close partnership with our allies and friends.”
While one should never be cavalier about the deployment of American forces, it seems doubtful that Pentagon planners truly believe that Syria’s air defenses are a formidable hurdle to intervening in Syria’s civil war.
The IEA estimates that the United States will pass Russia as the world'd largest producer of natural gas, which may lead to a gas glut. Though the logical solution would be to export LNG to countries whose domestic resources are short and who are paying premium prices for new suppliers, the White House has been dragging its feet on the issue at the cost of imoprtant strategic and economic gains.
American military preeminence has contributed to global security since the end of WWII. And while we know what today’s costs for keeping this global preeminence are, we are losing sight of what the much larger bill might be, should we lose it.
Join AEI and the Center for American Progress for a joint event featuring Dr. Rajiv Shah, the administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), with a conversation on the role of international development and the reforms needed to achieve results.
BACKGROUND:From February 24th to March 6th, Secretary of State John Kerry will visit nine nations: the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. The Department of State is billing this first trip as a "listening tour" where...
Critics of the administration's drone policy, which they say violates Americans' right to due process, are off the mark. When a law enforcement option to eliminate terrotist threats is neither available nor feasible, the government has little choice but to pursue targetted killings.