There is a movement slowly sweeping the nation from coast to coast: the American people, influential pundits, and an increasing number of the nation’s editorial boards want Congress to break its last decade and a half of behavior by reclaiming the war-making power they have willingly handed over to the executive branch.
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President Donald Trump has been a very busy man during his first three weeks.
During an event held for political donors in Arkansas, Sen. Tom Cotton (R- Ark.) and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R- SC) drew a line in the sand: The next Congress will not be taking a laissez-faire approach to oversight over the next four years.
In more ways than one, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations is one of the most important assignments in the diplomatic corps. Despite South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's trade-related forays as the top elected executive official in her state, nothing really compares to being America's top diplomat in an unwieldy U.N. bureaucracy. Here are three things that Ambassador-in-waiting Haley should keep in mind as she takes her seat in the Security Council chamber.
With the election now over, it’s time to get to work.
dAs the Obama administration debates internally whether to move towards more militarily engagement against the Syrian regime in order to pressure it to cease committing atrocities on its own people, Americans are largely overlooking a war that already has active U.S. involvement: the civil war in Yemen.
Timely, comprehensive, and accurate intelligence is an absolutely vital component to good policymaking. In the world of foreign affairs and national security, good intelligence information can often be the difference between a military operation that nets a senior terrorist commander or a blunder of historic proportions that can cause civilian casualties. The dedicated, professional, and hard-working men and women of the U.S. intelligence community do a tremendous job every single day, and yet the profession has received a beating over the past decade and a half.