By Ron Paul By the end of this month, Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Advisor HR McMaster will deliver to President Trump their plans for military escalations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. President Trump would be wise to rip the plans up and send his national security team back to the drawing board […]
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By Ron Paul President Trump is about to embark on his first foreign trip, where he will stop in Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican, before attending a NATO meeting in Brussels and the G-7 summit in Sicily. The media and pundits have loudly wondered why hasn’t he gone on a foreign trip sooner. I […]
Daniel McAdams discusses the prospects for peace during the Trump regime.
A panel discussion and question-and-answer period featuring Hunt Tooley, Phil Giraldi, and Daniel McAdams. Presented at the Mises Institute’s symposium with Ron Paul: “War and Peace in the Age of Trump”. Recorded on 8 April 2017 in Lake Jackson, Texas.
By Ron Paul Is common sense beginning to creep into US policy in the Middle East? Last week Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the longer-term status of Syrian President Assad would be “decided by the Syrian people.” The media reported this as a radical shift in US foreign policy, but isn’t this just […]
By Ron Paul This week, Congress passed a budget calling for increasing federal spending and adding $1.7 trillion to the national debt over the next ten years. Most so-called “fiscal conservatives” voted for this big-spending budget because it allows Congress to repeal some parts of Obamacare via “reconciliation.” As important as it is to repeal […]
by Ron Paul In a disturbing indication of how difficult it would be to bring military spending in line with actual threats overseas, House Armed Services Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R – TX) told President Obama last week that his war funding request of $11.6 billion for the rest of the year was far too […]
By Ron Paul While the mainstream media continues its obsessive reporting on the mud-slinging campaign for the White House, a dramatic development in China last week brought President Obama’s “pivot to Asia” to a sudden halt. Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, while in Beijing, announced his country’s “separation” from the United States. He told his Chinese […]
Secretary of State John Kerry was in Africa recently, promising US aid to help get “clean” elections, spreading foreign aid to help fight Boko Haram (which got a big boost from the Libya intervention), and pushing for UN troops in South Sudan (a disastrous country midwifed by US intervention a few years ago).