Here is the best of what AEI’s foreign and defense policy scholars are reading this week:
Max Boot at WeeklyStandard.com urges Congress and the president: Don’t Go Wobbly on Afghanistan
Owen Graham at Heritage.org’s Foundry blog writes that Paul Ryan’s Budget Proposal Makes Defense a Priority.
Seth Mandel at CommentaryMagazine.com asks Is Burma a Sanctions Success Story?
Speaking of sanctions, Jonathan Tobin at CommentaryMagazine.com writes that the administration’s Iran Sanctions Exemptions Leave Room for Doubt About Obama’s Intentions.
David Axe of Wired.com’s Danger Room reports that the Navy’s Tiniest Warships Could Lead the Assault on Iran.
Alexander Abad-Santos at AtlanticWire.com reports on the EU’s new sanctions on the Syrian dictator’s wife in No More Online Shopping Sprees for Asma al-Assad.
Tim Brown at GlobalSecurity.org’s SITREP blog has New Imagery showing the North Korean Launch Site is Ready.
Cliff May at NationalReview.com reports on the grand mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s call to Destroy all the churches in the Arabian Peninsula.
Greg Gutfeld of Fox News’ Red Eye (via DailyCaller.com) declares that al-Qaida media critique sounds like it ‘was written by Media Matters’.
Finally, from Wired.com’s Danger Room, this really cool video of an Ancient Airlifter Making Daredevil Drops Over Afghanistan.