It is misleading and irresponsible to point to past uses of dual-capable cruise missiles to downplay concerns about the LRSO.
Trump’s decision to sell billions of dollars of advanced weaponry to a nation with one of the world’s worst records on human rights is not an example of foreign policy realism-it is an abdication of American principles.
What’s most notable about Trump’s defense budget is what it wouldn’t do, even if it were fully realized.
President Trump was right. The Manchester bomber, and others like him, aren’t special. They’re losers.
What happened to the president who promised to make Europe pay for its own defense?
The president’s kowtowing to Saudi Arabia has no benefits and big costs.
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By Doug Bandow. Policy Analysis No. 806. December 6, 2016.
By Melissa Dell and Pablo Querubin. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 61. October 12, 2016.
By Eric Gomez. Policy Analysis No. 800. September 28, 2016.
By Alex Nowrasteh. Policy Analysis No. 798. September 13, 2016.
The world today is certainly safer for Americans than it was under the existential threat posed by the Soviet Union. But the world is undoubtedly more complex, as nonstate actors, shifting alliances, and diverse domestic political factors complicate U.S. foreign policy. A robust debate on America’s foreign policy choices is urgently needed.
Some interventionists have characterized Cato’s views as “isolationist,” but that is inaccurate. In fact, Cato scholars argue that the United States should be an example of the principles of liberty, democracy, and human rights, not their armed vindicator abroad. This page includes several articles by Cato scholars as well as a few by outside experts showing that the “isolationist” slur is inappropriate.
In the last few years, concerns about cybercrime, cyberterrorism, and cyberwar have escalated dramatically in the United States. Billions of dollars are being thrown at these problems, and most of the discussion is alarmist in the extreme. This page challenges the assumption that cyberdoom is approaching.
In 2012, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey contended that “we are living in the most dangerous time in my lifetime, right now.” In 2013, he was more assertive, stating that the world is “more dangerous than it has ever been.” Is this accurate? In this new book, experts on international security assess, and put in context, the supposed dangers to American security. The authors examine the most frequently referenced threats, including wars between nations and civil wars within nations, and discuss the impact of rising nations, weapons proliferation, general unrest, transnational crime, and state failures.