Barbara Boland, AmericanConservative

Barbara Boland


Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Barbara:

'Decapitations' at DOD: 'A Purge,' 'A Coup' or Something Else?

The dismissals have been called 'nefarious,' a 'purge,' a 'dangerous day' and Trump 'burning down' the Defense Department. → Read More

After Esper, Top Pentagon Official Ousted

Are the firings due to malice on the part of Trump, or is he trying to get U.S. troops out of Afghanistan once and for all? → Read More

Defense Secretary Mark Esper Fired

President Donald Trump announced Monday afternoon that he had fired Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. “Mark Esper has been terminated,” Trump tweeted. “I would like to thank him for his service.” “I am pleased to announce that Christopher C. Miller, the highly respected Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (unanimously confirmed by the Senate), will be … → Read More

Will President Biden's Likely Secretaries of State End Forever Wars?

A look at Biden's top picks, and whether Biden will echo the national security policies of the administration he previously served. → Read More

Top 50 U.S. Think Tanks Receive Over $1B from Gov, Defense Contractors

The military-industrial complex greases supposedly neutral US think tanks to the tune of over $1 billion a year → Read More

How Azerbaijan is Lobbying Washington to Sanitize its War

Documents reveal a flurry of activity to convince beltway elites that Armenia is the aggressor and the U.S. should favor Azerbaijan. → Read More

First Debate Full of Missed Opportunities for Biden

Strangely, Biden failed to land any punches on the Trump administration's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Bob Woodward: Stenographer of the Washington Establishment

The Watergate journalist uncritically embraces self-serving narratives spun by an astonishing array of swamp creatures and ex-officials. → Read More

Study: As Many as 59 Million Displaced by America's War on Terror

The report caused the establishment to throw a tantrum 'symptomatic of the reflexive defensiveness' of the blob. → Read More

Mrs. Pompeo asked State Dept. Staff to Help with Personal Christmas Cards

Despite rules barring public employees from completing personal errands, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s wife Susan requested the help of top State Department staffers to finish personal Christmas cards during the holiday week, according to newly revealed emails obtained by McClatchy. In a personal email to longtime aide and State Department employee Toni Porter written on … → Read More

White House Touts Plan to Decrease Iraq Troop Levels to 3k Soon

Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany said Trump is keeping his promise to end endless wars, though thousands will still be deployed → Read More

With Largest Navy, China Plans to Double Nuclear Stockpile

China wants to develop a "world-class military" by 2049, and sees the US as the “principal instigator” of global instability. → Read More

House Moves to Hold Pompeo in Contempt of Congress

He "seems to think the office he holds, the department he runs, the personnel he oversees, and the taxpayer dollars that pay for all of it are there for his personal and political benefit," said Rep. Eliot Engel. → Read More

Kushner's Transactional Middle East Strategy is Already Showing Strain

News that Trump's son-in-law baked a sale of U.S weaponry into the UAE deal has been called a 'betrayal' by Israelis. → Read More

Get Real: Checking China's Power Grabs Without Bending to The Hawks

There's a smarter way of protecting U.S. interests in the region. → Read More

Senate Hearing Farce: Venezuela is a 'Clear and Present Danger'

Lawmakers squandered the chance to ask how we can be engaged in regime change policy during a crippling pandemic at home. → Read More

Surprise! $29.4B in Pentagon Pork Tucked into GOP Relief Bill

Millions in new spending for missile defense and F-35's. How's that related to coronavirus? → Read More

Our Foreign Policy Nightmare: Vice President Susan Rice

Libya, Syria, Afghanistan---Rice was at the table for every Obama debacle. And she has no solid positions of her own. → Read More

UK: US Didn't Strong Arm Tougher Measures On China

The United Kingdom announced Monday it will suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong. → Read More

Major Win for Trump Admin: UK Bans Huawei from 5G Network

Trump administration sanctions 'significantly changed' the landscape, according to the Brits. → Read More