Projecting Strength Abroad Isn’t Simply About Killing Terrorists. It’s About Standing Up to Despots, Too.
Ayman Al Zawahiri was a craven terrorist, but projecting strength should also mean standing up to autocrats. Biden can start by securing the release of U.S. citizen Asim Ghafoor.
Ayman Al Zawahiri, terrorist and Al Qaeda mastermind, was killed in a targeted U.S. air strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday. He died with the blood of innocent civilians on his hands.
President Biden is using the strike to bolster his approval here at home. It is troubling to watch yet another American president flog “War …
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