Could a U.S. Fighter Jet Get Shot Down in Syria?

With the recent downings of an Israeli-owned Lockheed Martin F-16I Sufa and a Russian Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot, the question of exactly how dangerous the air environment over Syria is arises. For the myriad forces flying over Syria, it is clear that the airspace might not be as permissive as some might have believed.

Pull U.S. Troops Out of the Middle East and Put 'America First'

If the intent of President Trump’s “America first” foreign policy is to “put the interests of the American people and American security above all else,” events currently playing out in Syria expose it as a failed policy. While the goal of defending American citizens and interests from the Islamic State (ISIS) has always been entirely valid, the way Washington has pursued that objective has diminished American security, not preserved it.