Published June 22, 2011
It appears that cuts in troop strength will arrive right on time by President Obama’s political schedule. Furthermore, a massive reduction in Afghanistan by the 2012 U.S. elections seems likely. Mr. Obama has done little to dispel a well-earned reputation for incompetence in foreign affairs.
Published June 17, 2011
If the mission is getting rid of Col. Muammar Qaddafi—which it ought to be—then let’s get on with it. We should state this obvious goal clearly and augment the rebels’ ability to take Tripoli.
Published June 08, 2011
Despite the fact that the future courses of places like Iran, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen will have an impact on American security and our way of life, events have basically been left to follow their own course, both during and after revolutions. White House policy is non-existent. Why?
Published May 23, 2011
Newt Gingrich is the conservative candidate most reviled by the Republican elite. But his rejection by polite society, which long predates last week, is based more on horror that he might actually do what he says he will.
Published May 17, 2011
Washington can't even gets its story right in explaining why we shower Pakistan with billions of dollars in assistance each year.
Published May 02, 2011
President Obama has informed the world that Usama bin Laden is dead. Since Al Qaeda attacked the United States of America on 9/11 thousands have paid the ultimate price. Real progress has been made, not the least of which was Sunday’s killing of bin Laden. But the threat—and the burden—remain.
Published April 22, 2011
To end the emerging quagmire in Libya, President Obama should take steps to aid a rebel victory on the ground. Ending the war quickly and favorably is the most humane path for Libya, and the one that advances U.S. interests. But we need not risk American lives or money.
Published March 30, 2011
The sooner we provide arms, training and actionable military intelligence to the rebels, the sooner we can get better awareness of the rebels at an operational level.
Published March 24, 2011
At this point, anything short of a rebel victory in Libya would deeply harm U.S. interests.
Published March 16, 2011
The just-resolved incident with CIA contractor Raymond Davis in Pakistan proves that the country is no friend to the United States and that President Obama is no leader.