Principles guiding a strategy are no substitute for an actual strategy whether developed by Washington or by field commanders.
Saudi Arabia has become more assertive, but that doesn't mean it's going to war.
The Saudi government and the Pentagon believe Iran was directly behind the missile launch, even though some Iranian government officials deny any involvement.
An independent Kurdistan would have created the possibility for Israel to reap a major strategic advantage: a well-positioned ally.
A speedy but proper resolution of the standoff with Qatar is clearly in American interests.
Riyadh’s aim is to drag the United States back into the Middle East, tilting the balance back to Israel and Saudi Arabia.
There are no good reasons left for an American military presence in Afghanistan.
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