World Black, Bennett, Hanson: America and a tale of two wars – one in Afghanistan and one at home
Expert predicts failure as China eyes a move into Afghanistan: 'This is going to be fun to watch'
As American troops complete their withdraw from Afghanistan, Beijing appears to have been waiting in the wings for an opportunity to enter the war-torn country. For President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party, Afghanistan is a crucial piece of the puzzle. It offers a portal through which the Chinese military might access the Arabian Sea, via Iran or Pakistan. The war-torn country could also provide access to Iran and the Middle East, and a route to the Indian Ocean and on to Africa.
President Biden is needlessly gambling with the survival of any non-Taliban regime in. The three of us agree on that.
While it is correct that the United States really doesn't care howis governed as long as it doesn’t back-slide into a terrorist breeding ground or the scene of genocidal atrocities like Rwanda or Kampuchea, this is still an unsatisfactory end of the American and Allied commitment in Afghanistan: 20 years and over $1 trillion and approximately 23,000 casualties including over 2,300 dead.
In 1972, South Vietnam prevailed over the communists with the U.S. providing only heavy air support, a model that was successfully replicated in the destruction of ISIS inand Syria. And it should have been given a better try in Afghanistan. There was no need not to retain enough forces in-country to protect and ensure the efficient operation of the Bagram air facility.
‘Frankly overdue': Biden pushes ahead with Afghanistan withdrawal
Taliban forces have been gaining ground rapidly, leading critics to say the Biden administration is rushing its withdrawal and risking a humanitarian disaster.US President Joe Biden has vigorously defended his decision to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan despite fears the departure will lead to a surge of violence and a possible Taliban takeover of the country.
There seems to be an almost unanimous consensus that the honor of America and the West is at stake in providing sanctuary for the manywho actively helped the Western expeditionary forces. A failure here will be a human tragedy and a credibility disaster for the United States.
The British concluded in the 19th century, without occupying much of Afghanistan, that it was not worth the trouble or the cost in personnel and resources to try to add it to the vast British Indian Empire which then extended from Pakistan to Myanmar.
The Russians, after ten years and 15,000 Russian war dead, came to the same conclusion. The United States is now certainly avoiding the Soviet debacle but may be replicating the British. If the Chinese try to run their vaunted " Belt and Road" initiative through Afghanistan, they won’t do any better than the countries that preceded them. Even Alexander the Great confined himself mostly to the valleys, passed through the country twice, took a wife, (one of several), and departed.
Bennett not proud of Arrow over breach
Jai Arrow's bubble breach in Queensland camp is the one sour note on an otherwise immaculate State of Origin period for South Sydney.Bennett on Friday night stopped short of saying he was disappointed in his South Sydney star, but admitted he wasn't proud of his actions in Queensland camp.
More important than the Afghan war is the war on the home front against the woke mania. We all agree that the great drive across America to replace school boards who have caved to the teachers’ unions and tolerated subversive education is the cutting-edge of the only possible, but altogether likely rejection of the present wave of woke national self-reproach and even self-hate.
This grassroots and common-sense pushback is the strength that de Tocqueville perceived in Americans. Even though the media and the Academy are almost entirely within the hands of the ideological enemies of the traditional American system, public opinion continues by a sizable majority to defend those traditional values, and the revolts against the woke school boards appear to be the beginning of the benign reaction to the lawlessness and Americophobia that has gripped the media and schools and universities and is now oozing through the U.S. armed forces.
Escape from Greece: The Anzacs who beat the odds
Private Jack Greaves was one of thousands of Anzacs sent on a mission to help save Greece from Hitler's menace. But instead, it was the Greeks who would end up saving Jack.A 60,000-strong Allied expeditionary force is dispatched from Egypt, more than half of which is drawn from the ranks of Australian and New Zealand servicemen and women.
The public has been aroused, and once stirred, it is irresistible.
We expect a counter-revolution to sweep from the bottom upwards reacting to the anti-democratic left, inflation, soaring violent crime, a president who at times seems challenged and confused, and open southern borders.
The media will roll over like poodles when the current woke fad wanes, and the academicians, who birthed it, will no more be able to resist a pincers between the opposition of the students and the parents and benefactors than their predecessors resisted the student activists of the 60’s and 70’s.
All polls and all common sense show that the great majority of Americans wants elections that faithfully reflect the wishes of the voters, a completely non-political military and intelligence leadership, a much braver and more competent and balanced media, and a much less opinionated and monotonous entertainment and sports community.
This resurgent national sentiment will be asserted and will be irresistible.
It is a sobering time when the leader of a slothful teachers’ union and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are defending critical race theory in almost identical terms.
2021 Emmy Nominations: The Complete List
Father-daughter Emmy winners Ron and Jasmine Cephas Jones announced the Television Academy's nominees.On Tuesday, the Television Academy and father-daughter Emmy winners Ron Cephas Jones and Jasmine Cephas Jones unveiled nominations for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards.
Fox News contributors Bill Bennett, Victor Davis Hanson and historian and writer Conrad Black are co-hosts of the podcast "." Join them as they discuss the issues of the day, going beyond the noise and talking points to get to the heart of the matter.
Dr. William J. Bennett is a Fox News contributor and former United States secretary of education (1985-1988) and director of the National Office of Drug Control Policy. He is one of America’s most influential and respected voices on cultural, political, and educational issues. His latest book is a single-edition volume of his acclaimed trilogy, "" Thomas Nelson; One Volume ed. edition (October 22, 2019) which tells the inspiring narrative of our exceptional nation.
Victor Davis Hanson is a distinguished fellow of the Center for American Greatness. He is the author of more than two dozen books, ranging in topics from ancient Greece to modern America. He lives in Selma, California.
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