President Donald J. Trump waves to the crowd as he exits Air Force One at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Nov. 17, 2018. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Colville McFee)

Recently an article at War on the Rocks framed American foreign policy as boiling down to two choices. With the momentous events of the week preceding Christmas 2018—the Syria and Afghanistan withdrawal/downsizing, and Secretary of Defense James Mattis's resignation—this debate became a reality for anyone watching the news as they shopped for or wrapped their presents. But they only saw one side.

Read More Show Less
Associated Press/Mark Reinstein/MediaPunch /IPX

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on The Conversation.

Read More Show Less
Photo via White House

It turns out that the $110 billion Saudi Arabia arms deal that the Trump administration announced in May is actually "fake news," according to the Brookings Institution.

Read More Show Less
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

It’s described as a defining moment of former President Barack Obama’s foreign policy: His resistance to using military force in response to a chemical weapons attack in August 2013 by the Syrian government against civilians in Ghouta, a suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus.

Read More Show Less
Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

As leaders from seven of the world’s most powerful nations meet in Europe this week for the G7 summit, Russian president Vladimir Putin, the man the leaders are largely meeting to discuss, is doing his best to put his own spin on things, condemning the U.S. military and NATO in the process.

Read More Show Less
Photo from West Point Flickr

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared at War on the Rocks

Read More Show Less
© 2018 Hirepurpose. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service.