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Bonnie Kristian

fellow, Defense Priorities

Bonnie Kristian is a fellow at Defense Priorities and contributing editor at The Week. Her writing has also appeared at Time Magazine, CNN, Politico, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, The Hill, and The American Conservative, among other outlets.

Escalating the US Air War in Afghanistan Isn’t Working

The dramatic increase in U.S. airstrikes that began last year has brought the country no closer to peace. In fact, Afghan soldiers, police, and civilians are dying at record rates.


ISIS Might Come Back. That’s Just One More Reason to Get Out of Syria

U.S. military intervention cannot address the grievances that fuel ISIS. Nor does it protect American interests or serve our defense.


This Is the Political Moment to Stop Supporting the Saudi War in Yemen

The deadly attack on a school bus with a U.S. laser-guided bomb should, at last, end Washington's backing.


For America, More War in Syria Is All Risk, No Reward

The recklessness of keeping U.S. soldiers in harm’s way is compounded by the fact that there are no vital American interests at stake.