The Soleimani assassination and its aftermath suggest that America's top diplomat is really the viceroy of its national security establishment.
There's a widening gap between Washington's bipartisan militarism and veterans' bipartisan war-skepticism.
His dim tweets and rash threats have pinned the U.S. in a corner with Tehran.
There's nothing progressive about distilling war's ravages down to a half-baked, Adam Smith–style exercise in taxpayer burden-sharing.
As tensions rise, an unprecedented military briefing by a hawkish secretary of state throws the chain of command into doubt.