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Congress Spending Surge is National Suicide

With a national debt approaching $23 trillion and a trillion dollar deficit for this year alone, Congress last week decided to double down on suicidal spending, passing a two year budget that has the United States careening toward catastrophe. [...]

Troops Out of Syria and Afghanistan? That’s a Good Start!

We all had a big shock this week when, seemingly out of the blue, President Trump announced that he was removing US troops from Syria and would draw down half of the remaining US troops in Afghanistan. The president told us the troops were in [...]

Jonathan Turley on Presidential Abuse of War Powers

Below is the testimony of distinguished legal expert Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Law at George Washington University, from Senator Rand Paul’s hearing on “War Powers and the Effects of Unauthorized Military Engagements on Federal [...]

President Trump Beats War Drums for Iran

President Trump has been notoriously inconsistent in his foreign policy. He campaigned on and won the presidency with promises to repair relations with Russia, pull out of no-win wars like Afghanistan, and end the failed US policy of [...]

Rand Paul: Bring Them Home

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) had an op-ed published in The Hill yesterday, calling for the troops in Afghanistan to come home. Sen. Paul cited the enormous costs to our nation of the war going beyond its original mission, and reiterated his plan [...]

Will Persian Gulf 'Tanker War' Become a Shooting War?

The UK got a taste of its own medicine this week as Iran seized a British tanker, the Stena Impero, just two weeks after UK Royal Marines seized a tanker near Gibraltar carrying two million barrels of Iranian oil. As could be predicted, the US [...]

Ron Paul: Why The Senate Vote to End Yemen War is So Important

Last week something historic happened in the US Senate. For the first time in 45 years, a chamber of the US Congress voted to pull US forces from a military conflict under the 1973 War Powers Act. While there is plenty to criticize in the War [...]

This Week in Congress: NDAA and Opioids

The big news in the Senate this week is consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Yesterday, cloture was invoked by a vote of  92-4. That vote is here. Since cloture was invoked it is possible that Senator Lindsey Graham [...]

C4L President Norm Singleton on Afghanistan

Campaign for Liberty President Norman Singleton issued the following statement regarding President Trump's new Afghanistan strategy. President Trump was elected by Americans tired of wasting blood and treasure in Afghanistan, a fact he [...]

Attack Venezuela? Trump Can't be Serious!

There is something unsettling about how President Trump has surrounded himself with generals. From his defense secretary to his national security advisor to his White House chief of staff, Trump looks to senior military officers to fill key [...]