The War on Terror

We are engaged in a hard struggle against a cruel and determined adversary. Our enemies have made clear the danger they pose to our security and to the very essence of our culture ...liberty. Only the most deluded of us could doubt the necessity of this war. Like all wars, this one will have its ups and downs. But we must fight. We must.

– Senator John McCain, 2004

 

 

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Among global elites, Donald J. Trump’s recent phone call with Taiwan’s president has induced fear on a scale seldom matched since Ronald Reagan’s “Evil Empire” speech. The Sydney Morning Herald warned that the phone call “risks provoking a cold war between the United States and China with potentially catastrophic economic and security implications.” The fright appears to confirm the narrative...
December 9, 2016 | American Leadership | Mark Moyar
Mr. Chairman, Mr. Ranking Member, members of the Committee, thank you very much for inviting me to testify this morning.Since the end of the Second World War, American foreign policy has aimed at defending and extending a liberal world order that conforms to American interests and principles.  It has done so not as a favor to others but based on the hard-won understanding that in the absence...
If one is to believe the more excitable oracles of cable television and the blogosphere, Donald Trump’s selection of retired generals for high offices foretells a wholesale militarization of American society and government. Soon, the country will look like Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, with American elementary schools teaching infantry tactics and U.S. generals plotting invasions of weaker...
December 2, 2016 | Defense | War On Terror | Mark Moyar
- Key quotes and a transcript of this event available for this panel at the 2016 FPI Forum wrap-up page
November 30, 2016 |
- Key quotes and a transcript of this event available for this panel at the 2016 FPI Forum wrap-up page
November 30, 2016 |
- Key quotes from this event available for this panel at the 2016 FPI Forum wrap-up page
November 30, 2016 |
- Key quotes and a transcript of this event available for this panel at the 2016 FPI Forum
November 30, 2016 |
- Key quotes and a transcript of this event available for this panel at the 2016 FPI Forum wrap-up page
November 30, 2016 |
- Key quotes and a transcript of this event available for this panel at the 2016 FPI Forum wrap-up page
November 30, 2016 |

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