Monday, March 6, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 6, 2017



Daniel Depetris, Spectator: Don’t Send More U.S. Troops Into Syria

Public reports of the Trump administration’s deliberations to develop a new counter-ISIS strategy may alarm many Americans.

The Pentagon has not yet arrived at a final set of options to be delivered to the president. Before Secretary Mattis recommends an increase in U.S. troop levels for President Trump’s consideration, however, both men must wrap their heads around these three crucial questions:

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 6, 2017

Fight for Mosul: Undaunted by close calls, Iraqi soldier returns (again) to battle ISIS -- Scott Peterson, CSM

Where Do ISIS Fighters Go When the Caliphate Falls? -- Colin P. Clarke and Amarnath Amarasingam, The Atlantic

As Erdo─čan turns the screw, we must stand up for human rights in Turkey -- Timothy Garton Ash, The Guardian

China's Informatization Revolution -- Elsa Kania & John Costello, The Diplomat

Out of Benefactors, Cuba Turns to Its Caribbean Neighbors -- Robert Looney, WPR

With Carnival Over, Brazil Braces for the ‘End of the World’ -- Raymond Colitt and Bruce Douglas, Bloomberg

Trump Is Right to Support Venezuela’s Opposition -- Jackson Ventrella, Daily Signal

All Bets Are Off in the Libyan War -- Arnaud DeLalande, War Is Boring

Geert Wilders Rides Populism Wave -- Claus Hecking, Spiegel Online

Will the US and Russia dance or duel? -- Peter Ford, CSM

What Trump Should Have Tweeted About Obama and Eavesdropping -- Eli Lake, Bloomberg

The Obama Camp’s Disingenuous Denials on FISA Surveillance of Trump -- Andrew Mccarthy, NRO

The State of Trump's State Department -- Julia Ioffe, The Atlantic

Truman's War on Pentagon Waste -- Stephen Mihm, Bloomberg

Barack Obama’s Politically Active Post-Presidency Isn’t Normal, or Good -- Matt Lewis, Daily Beast

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