Pardoning convicted troops would tell the world America no longer has a disciplined military

President Trump arrives at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland to board Air Force One on May 24. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) Barry McCaffrey spent 32 years in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer. The president of the United States wields enormous constitutional power. His power as commander in chief of the armed forces is particularly … Read morePardoning convicted troops would tell the world America no longer has a disciplined military

An alleged MS-13 murder could have been avoided

Ariana Funes-Diaz. (Anne Arundel County) A 14-YEAR-OLD Maryland girl was murdered this spring, beaten with a bat and slashed with a machete, allegedly at the hands of two undocumented teenage Salvadoran immigrants who were members of MS-13, a bloodthirsty gang. It shouldn’t have happened, and if Maryland state and local officials had applied an iota … Read moreAn alleged MS-13 murder could have been avoided

Modi’s triumph does not bode well for India’s democracy

Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar, India, on May 16, 2014. (Saurabh Das/AP) NARENDRA MODI was widely expected to win a second term as India’s prime minister, but the scale of his victory was so surprisingly large when it was revealed on Thursday that some called it a miracle. For the first time in half a century, … Read moreModi’s triumph does not bode well for India’s democracy

Trump’s latest assault on democracy

Max Boot Columnist covering national security President Trump appears intent on proving Lord Acton, the Victorian writer and politician of whom the president has almost certainly never heard, right. “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” Acton wrote. “Great men are almost always bad men.” The longer Trump spends in office, the more … Read moreTrump’s latest assault on democracy