Lanterns Columns
Rex Tillerson: 'Iranian militias' need to leave Iraq

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday it's time for Iranian "foreign fighters" to leave Iraq, now that Islamic State militants are nearing defeat. "Iranian militias that are in Iraq, now that

Tillerson's Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran

DOHA, Qatar –  As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the Middle East this weekend, he'll hope to achieve something that has eluded top American diplomats for a generation: sealing a new alliance

Putin warns against cornering North Korea

MOSCOW –  Russia's President Vladimir Putin has warned against driving North Korea into a corner. While condemning Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions, Putin said the standoff should be settled through di

As North Korea threat looms, US Navy tests ballistic missile shootdown capability

More than a dozen NATO warships participated in the successful shoot-down of a ballistic missile target near Scotland on Sunday, the latest such test of defensive measures amid North Korea's advancing nuke and missil

Counterpoints: Let's not Tweet our way to a World War

This is my response to fellow Lanterneer, Ben Coleman.  Read his column here. The war of words in the news between North Korea and President Trump is getting to be just a little unsettling.   

Counterpoints: My Money's On New York

This is my response to fellow Lanterneer, Joshua Nybo.  Read his column here. Armchair Generaling  We’ve all heard the derogatory term.  It’s used to describe someone who’

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