Published August 17, 2011
Film director Harlin's latest movie "5 Days of War" paints a horrifying picture of President Obama's new best friends in Russia. As we already know, the presentation of Russia as regional bully does not sit well with the official White House narrative.
Published July 22, 2011
There are many essential tasks to be done in the aftermath of a terrorist attack. Speculation is not one of them.
Published July 20, 2011
This latest revelation about an arrest of a possible Pakistani spy working is the U.S. is not an excuse to pull the plug on engaging with Pakistan. The last time the U.S. walked away from dealing directly with the Pakistanis, things in that part of the world only got worse -- and that road led to 9/11.
Published July 01, 2011
The new Gary Sinise documentary “Lt. Dan” is really about true heroes -- fireman who lost their lives on 9/11, fighter-pilots who never came back to their wives and young kids, soldiers who beamed at having their photograph taken with a movie star -- who never lived to share that memory.
Published June 30, 2011
Robert Gates is leaving the Pentagon and heading off to retirement. Everyone expects our new Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to be busy figuring out how to jettison missions and gut budgets. More likely, his days will be overwhelmed trying to figure out how to keep the wheels from falling off the force.
Published June 21, 2011
Col. Qaddafi can read a calendar. He knows that Obama and Congress are on a collision course. He knows the longer he holds out, the harder he can bargain.
Published June 17, 2011
What can we expect from the new CEO of Al Qaeda? Will Zawahiri be radically different from Bin Laden?
Published June 07, 2011
Too bad the sensible Secretary Gates whom we saw on his farewell tour of Iraq and Afghanistan was absent almost his whole term at the Pentagon.
Published May 19, 2011
Thursday’s speech at the State Department focusing on the Middle East provided little evidence that president really gets it on leadership in general or the Middle East in particular.
Published March 26, 2011
Rather than rush to Tripoli, NATO ought to sort through the opposition and make sure it's not backing the next Taliban.