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Afghanis run alongside a U.S. Air Force C-17 plane as it departs from Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 16, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

The cost of disgrace is not cheap

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For those old enough to remember the images of the last days of South Vietnam, recent events in Afghanistan are shockingly familiar. In each case, a flawed American ally facing a determined foe quickly...
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld with former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. October 2002. Credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO.

Rumsfeld remembered for leading war on terror and his admiration for Israel

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Despite much of the criticism of Donald Rumsfeld for his handling of the Iraq War, the late former defense secretary’s associates praised him for his decisions during an unstable time for American security. Rumsfeld died...
Donald Rumsfeld. Credit: Jason and Bonnie Grower/Shutterstock.

Donald Rumsfeld’s legacy: a warning against American retreat

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With ironic timing, the death of Donald Rumsfeld this week has occurred when American foreign policy is lurching in precisely the opposite direction to everything he stood for. His passing has provoked a renewed chorus...