Lt. Gen. Bernard E. “Mick” Trainor, USMC (ret.): An Appreciation

On Sunday morning, I opened an email and learned of the passing of Lt. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor, USMC (1928-2018) the day before. This news saddened me. Surely, 89 years is a long time to walk the earth, and...

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Russia’s Quiet Annexation of South Ossetia Continues

When Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, the consequences were harsh for the invader—global outrage over and condemnation of the Kremlin’s actions were quickly followed by the application of Western sanctions against Moscow. Although these actions did not stop President...

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