Published August 01, 2011
Another option to achieve draconian defense and intelligence budget cuts would be to decide which missions the United States is willing to give up. Are we willing to pull the U.S. Army out of Europe and Korea?
Published July 27, 2011
Man fighting man is as old as time, even the Bible’s founding family had brother killing brother in the first pages of Genesis. World history is one long saga local, regional and world wars. But in the last ten years or so something different seems to be going on, killing that is more frightening, more random and could happen in your own backyard.
Published July 09, 2011
Betty Ford's candor about breast cancer and later about addiction came in a time before "Oprah" and the public confessional, when people suffered in silence about health issues and personal tragedies.
Published June 28, 2011
We cannot fight our way out of Afghanistan. But we might be able to negotiate our way out.
Published May 30, 2011
The notion of “ask not what your country can do, but what you can do for your country” seems as alien and anachronistic as a victory garden in the backyard. Isn’t it time we think again about national service?
Published May 18, 2011
President Obama is virtually the only American president who could kill the War Powers Resolution. Chances are he will do it this week. And almost no one will notice.
Published May 11, 2011
Killing Usama bin Laden isn’t quite the same thing as killing the Wicked Witch of the West in "The Wizard of Oz," but it could be the pivotal event that winds up changing everything -- especially in Afghanistan.
Published May 02, 2011
President Obama told the world Sunday night that Usama bin Laden is dead. The head of the Al Qaeda terrorist group is no longer alive. It may be too soon to call this a watershed event, but for the first time in a decade, we have a major, unequivocal win.
Published April 27, 2011
I can’t help thinking that the Obama administration has done something a bit underhanded but politically shrewd by tapping Gen. David Petraeus for the CIA. If he's confirmed for the post, the White House has managed to park a potential rival in a place where he will be neither be seen nor heard from for the next 18 months.
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.