Blogs: The Skeptics

Why Washington's 'Rebel Support' Plans Keep Failing

Trump's Love of 'Winning' Could Lead America into a Costly War

The Skeptics

But, eventually, the politician needs an actual win. My great fear is that Donald Trump, desperate for one, will seek it against North Korea or Iran, rather than merely expanding the fights he inherited from his predecessors.

And he will discover, too late, that winning isn’t easy there, either.

Christopher Preble is vice president for defense and foreign-policy studies at the Cato Institute and the author of The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous, and Less Free.

Image: A U.S. Marine Corps F-35 Lightening II multirole fighter jet is escorted by two USMC F-18 Hornets as it flies towards Eglin Air Force Base, Florida in this U.S. Air Force handout photo dated January 11, 2012. The USMC's Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VFMAT) 501 received two F-35s. REUTERS/DoD/U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Joely Santiago/Handout.

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America Needs to Stop Confusing Its Allies' Interests for Its Own

The Skeptics

But, eventually, the politician needs an actual win. My great fear is that Donald Trump, desperate for one, will seek it against North Korea or Iran, rather than merely expanding the fights he inherited from his predecessors.

And he will discover, too late, that winning isn’t easy there, either.

Christopher Preble is vice president for defense and foreign-policy studies at the Cato Institute and the author of The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous, and Less Free.

Image: A U.S. Marine Corps F-35 Lightening II multirole fighter jet is escorted by two USMC F-18 Hornets as it flies towards Eglin Air Force Base, Florida in this U.S. Air Force handout photo dated January 11, 2012. The USMC's Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VFMAT) 501 received two F-35s. REUTERS/DoD/U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Joely Santiago/Handout.

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The Real Reason North Korea May Start a War

The Skeptics

But, eventually, the politician needs an actual win. My great fear is that Donald Trump, desperate for one, will seek it against North Korea or Iran, rather than merely expanding the fights he inherited from his predecessors.

And he will discover, too late, that winning isn’t easy there, either.

Christopher Preble is vice president for defense and foreign-policy studies at the Cato Institute and the author of The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous, and Less Free.

Image: A U.S. Marine Corps F-35 Lightening II multirole fighter jet is escorted by two USMC F-18 Hornets as it flies towards Eglin Air Force Base, Florida in this U.S. Air Force handout photo dated January 11, 2012. The USMC's Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VFMAT) 501 received two F-35s. REUTERS/DoD/U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Joely Santiago/Handout.

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Why BRAC Might Be Back

The Skeptics

But, eventually, the politician needs an actual win. My great fear is that Donald Trump, desperate for one, will seek it against North Korea or Iran, rather than merely expanding the fights he inherited from his predecessors.

And he will discover, too late, that winning isn’t easy there, either.

Christopher Preble is vice president for defense and foreign-policy studies at the Cato Institute and the author of The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous, and Less Free.

Image: A U.S. Marine Corps F-35 Lightening II multirole fighter jet is escorted by two USMC F-18 Hornets as it flies towards Eglin Air Force Base, Florida in this U.S. Air Force handout photo dated January 11, 2012. The USMC's Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VFMAT) 501 received two F-35s. REUTERS/DoD/U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Joely Santiago/Handout.

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