Published November 23, 2011
Immigration reform cannot lead with amnesty. Americans will have to demonstrate wisdom and compassion in crafting strategies to deal with those are residing unlawfully in the United States now, but the campaign cannot start by granting a widespread amnesty.
Published November 09, 2011
What is most troubling about the IAEA’s belated confirmation of what’s up with the Iran nuclear weapons program is how much the world has changed since Tehran started its bomb-building quest.
Published October 06, 2011
The military’s future is uncertain enough under the cuts President Obama already envisions. Congress must be wary of a Super Committee recommendation that piles on any defense cuts beyond those already on the books. If they don't heed the House Armed Services Committee warnings it will likely be 1914 all over again.
Published September 30, 2011
Anwar al-Awlaki is dead. The worst step the U.S. could take is to give Al Qaeda a breather—anywhere in the world—thereby giving the organization the opportunity to reconstitute.
Published September 13, 2011
The Taliban will use today’s attacks on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan as a new chapter in their continuing narrative that they are “driving” the U.S. out of the country.
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.