Published April 22, 2011
Whatever you may think about the war in Afghanistan, or Iraq or Libya, remember our military men and women this Easter weekend.
Published April 08, 2011
The rebels in Libya rebels are now complaining that NATO isn't doing enough to stop Col. Muammar Qaddafi! I guess they expected us to topple Qaddafi and hand the country over to them.
Published March 29, 2011
Here's what we learned from President Obama's speech on Libya: We could be doing more of these humanitarian interventions in the future, and we’re going to be involved in Libya for a long time.
Published March 28, 2011
President Obama will no doubt give an eloquent speech tonight announcing the Obama version of "mission accomplished" in Libya. He will avoid the word "war," and say we have established a no-fly zone, prevented a slaughter of the innocents, and are turning things over to others.
Published March 22, 2011
President Obama has opened up a whole new line of work for the U.S. military – to intervene in other countries’ civil wars to protect their citizens from their leaders.
Published February 17, 2011
Events in the Middle East are happening so quickly it is hard to step back, catch your breath, and see the bigger picture. Even if you do, there are so many cross currents, it’s hard to see where this is heading. First Tunisia, then Egypt, and no one knows who’s next. The only thing that seems certain is every Muslim country in North Africa and the Middle East is potentially in play.
Published February 11, 2011
The problem is we don’t yet which way those dominoes will fall – and whether the euphoria we see in Tahrir Square today will end ultimately in jubilation or tears.
Published January 28, 2011
In revolutions, the group that ultimately prevails is often the one that is better organized and more ruthless in eliminating its rivals.
Published January 26, 2011
President Obama looked like he was at a funeral at Tuesday night's State of the Union address. Here he was promising goodies for all – education, health care, tax reform, energy, troops, but he looked miserable. By contrast Rep. Paul Ryan sounded like he "gets it."
Published January 19, 2011
When Defense Secretary Robert Gates retires sometime this year, his departure will leave a large and gaping hold in the Obama cabinet. The president needs to appoint someone who won’t miss a beat in dealing with two ongoing wars, a defense budget in decline, a foreign policy under assault, and Congress often at odds with the White House