Published October 02, 2013
Tom Clancy rooted every Jack Ryan novel in his passion for protecting America. He laced every book with bits and pieces of the real life challenges of keeping us free and safe.
Published September 11, 2013
The Syria crisis means President Obama suddenly finds himself practicing "meatball" foreign policy—reacting to events, forced to address issues on a timetable set by others.
Published August 31, 2013
President Obama's Saturday speech on Syria (where he decided not to decide) offers at least five fine examples of how not to employ military power.
Published August 30, 2013
Having failed to lead, President Obama finds himself backed into a Jimmy Carter-esque corner, apparently ready to give in to calls to jump into Syria.
Published March 19, 2013
There are two different ways to rewrite history so that the past “fits” the present. Historians can either lump or split.
Published November 07, 2012
The challenges of foreign policy tend to look pretty much the same the day after the election as they did before.
Published May 23, 2012
President Obama will have to go to the mat for Shakil Afrid and his family -- the man who helped us get Bin Laden—and not just because it is the right thing to do. If America lets this insult and injustice stand, where will it all end?
Published May 02, 2012
Let the presidential candidates spar over who might—and might not—have made the call to take out Osama bin Laden. Instead of dwelling on hypotheticals, our time is better spent reflecting on those who actually did the job, their legacy, and what we as a nation owe them.
Published March 25, 2012
The men who wear the blue ribbon see themselves as representing all who have served their nation with courage and character.
Published December 21, 2011
The government is quite naturally concerned that if terrorists get access to scientific information about , they might use it forge new bio-weapons. Yet some in the scientific community worry that, by hampering the sharing of new knowledge, the government will slow development of medical countermeasures that would be needed if a pandemic broke out. The concern on both sides is legitimate.