In this AEI Program on American Citizenship event, award-winning author Tom Sileo will discuss with AEI’s Gary Schmitt the friendship and heroism of Travis Manion and Brendan Looney as recounted in Sileo’s new coauthored book, “Brothers Forever” (Da Capo Press, 2014).
The Western triumph of the Cold War is not complete. Putin's actions in Ukraine have proven that Russia has chosen its dreams of greatness over hopes for reform. Due to the weakness of NATO leaders, Moscow now sees that the No Man's lands of Eastern Europe can be won cheaply, at the Alliance's expense.
The US has paid a terrible cost in Afghanistan, but the value earned in return—protecting the U.S. from terrorist attacks, preserving representative government in Afghanistan, and protecting U.S. interests in a volatile region—is priceless.