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The Saudi Arabia-Iran War Escalates

Austin Bay, On November 4, a U.S.-made Patriot missile intercepted an Iranian-manufactured Burkan H-2 short-range ballistic missile as its warhead plunged toward the international airport outside Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital. Though the missile was launched from Yemen, with good reason Saudi leaders called the attack an act of “aggression” by Iran. A human rights organization

Cowards Clapping for Courage

Paul Jacob, For nearly two minutes during President Trump’s address before Congress last week, the assembled members of the U.S. House and Senate stood and thunderously applauded Carryn Owens, the widow of Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, who was killed January 28 in a U.S. military operation in Yemen. “Ryan died as he lived: a

Top Democrats Refuse To Stand, Clap For Navy SEAL Widow Honored By Trump

Ben Shapiro, On Tuesday evening, President Trump spoke to a joint session of Congress – and gave what was obviously the best speech of his career. The best moment was obvious, too: his tribute to the widow of Navy SEAL William ‘Ryan’ Owens: Trump stated: Trump pays respects to U.S. SEAL who died when Yemen

Warning to the Trump administration: Be careful about Yemen

Katherine Zimmerman, The Trump administration is apparently considering expansion of U.S. engagement in Yemen, with the idea of helping Saudi Arabia win a two-year proxy battle against Iran. Supporting the Saudis would allow them  to help the U.S. more in Syria while stripping Iran of a burgeoning Hezbollah-style proxy in Yemen, a strategic sliver of

Actually, 9th Circuit Judges, 72 Terrorists Have Come From Those 7 Banned Countries

Joseph Curl, President Trump has been blasted in the media for having the temerity to protect Americans with a temporary travel ban on immigrants from seven of the worst terrorist hotbeds in the world.   And San Francisco’s Ninth Circuit court of appeals ruled against Trump’s travel ban, saying, “The government has pointed to no

Trump, Drones, and Transparency

Daniel DePetris, On the same day that President Donald J. Trump inherited the presidency and all of the executive power that comes with it, another event occurred halfway around the world in a little backwater country called Yemen. In the Yemeni province of Bayda, an unmanned aircraft, piloted either by the U.S. military or the

Spicer says McCain owes apology to dead Navy SEAL over criticism of mission

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, Wednesday defended the deadly commando raid in Yemen last month, labeling the mission a success and saying anyone who sees it otherwise owes the Navy SEAL  killed during the raid an apology. Spicer was asked by a reporter– who mentioned Sen. John McCain’s earlier comments about the raid—and