Phillip Carter
Phillip Carter

Phillip Carter is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University. The views expressed are the author’s alone and not representative of his organization.

Politics
July 19 2017 4:23 PMDonald Trump Is Abdicating His Role as Commander in ChiefHe is using the troops as props, hiding behind their bright medals, and using their credibility for political gain.
Politics
June 9 2017 1:08 PMThe Real Scandal Is Still RussiaDonald Trump is trying to give the Russians everything they want. That’s scarier than his possible obstruction of justice.
Jurisprudence
May 16 2017 2:56 PMArticles of Impeachment for Donald J. TrumpA first draft of an impeachment bill for the president.
Politics
May 9 2017 10:57 PMTrump Wanted a Public ExecutionThe president fired James Comey via letter, while the FBI director was giving a speech.
Politics
April 19 2017 8:04 PMThe Mysterious Case of the Wayward Aircraft CarrierThis is a dangerous way for the world’s most powerful military to operate.
Politics
April 7 2017 6:15 PMWe Are Now Part of This WarTrump doesn’t know what he wants to do in Syria. He needs to figure it out—fast.
Jurisprudence
March 31 2017 3:23 PMWhat Is Michael Flynn’s Game?Why is Trump’s former national security adviser seeking immunity?
Politics
Feb. 24 2017 6:03 PMThe Trump Administration’s Not-So-Benign NeglectWhile we’re watching the scandals du jour, the president and his top advisers are dismantling the federal government.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 10 2017 10:53 AMThank the “Deep State” for Quashing Trump’s Torture PlansLongtime professionals in the Defense Department and CIA know torture doesn’t work, and they pushed back.
Politics
Jan. 28 2017 11:12 PMWith Friends Like UsIn barring even those who’ve helped us wage our wars, Trump signaled to the world that American friendship comes with an asterisk.
Politics
May 30 2014 6:59 PMHow to Fix the VABut with 9 million patients, 320,000 employees, 971 hospitals and clinics—It’s not going to be easy.
Convictions
June 27 2008 6:32 AMHostile Witnesses
Convictions
June 25 2008 11:34 AMFrom the Benches to the Trenches
Convictions
June 22 2008 3:29 PMDie Another Day
Convictions
June 17 2008 8:54 AMHigh Crimes?
Politics
July 11 2017 8:05 PMThe Four Big Scandals of the Trump AdministrationCollusion with Russia is just one of them.
Politics
May 18 2017 3:48 PMDon’t LieAdvice to Donald Trump and his associates upon the appointment of a special counsel.
Politics
May 11 2017 4:55 PMWelcome to the Forever War, Mr. PresidentTrump could easily get us sucked into Afghanistan again. Here’s how he could avoid his predecessors’ mistakes.
Politics
April 28 2017 5:54 AMHow Trump Made America Less Secure in 100 DaysHis foreign policy makes no sense, and nearly every military move has been a mistake.
Politics
April 11 2017 4:40 PMThe Hawks Are WinningH.R. McMaster and James Mattis are steering the Trump administration away from “America First.”
Politics
April 5 2017 7:13 PMSwamp IntrigueBannon’s ouster could be the sign of a functional National Security Council—or merely the charade of one.
Politics
March 1 2017 5:53 PMStolen ValorDonald Trump’s appropriation of Ryan Owens’ heroism and Carryn Owens’ grief was a disgrace.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 14 2017 6:16 PMWe Need a Special Counsel to Investigate the Trump AdministrationHere’s how Congress can make it happen.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 31 2017 6:51 PMHubris, Distrust, DisorderWhy the Trump administration keeps screwing up.
The World
May 11 2015 7:55 PMSigh, SySeymour Hersh has produced amazing investigative journalism. But his newest bombshell reads like bad fiction.
Convictions
July 14 2008 12:52 PMConvictions on Sabbatical
Convictions
June 26 2008 2:50 PMGuns and Slate
Convictions
June 24 2008 10:13 AMFirst Contractor Prosecution Ends in Guilty Plea
Convictions
June 18 2008 11:21 AMThe Genesis of Torture
Convictions
June 12 2008 10:44 AMAnother Supreme Court Smackdown

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