Breaking from the U.S., the U.K. Condemns the Muslim Brotherhood, Calling It a Terrorist Group
Following an intensive 18-month governmental study, the United Kingdom issued a startling indictment of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). It described the organization as fiercely anti-democratic, openly supportive of terrorism, dedicated to establishing an Islamist government, and opposed to the rule ...
Obama Manages to Lose a Battle Against an Army of Strawmen
President Obama championed the success of his foreign policy by knocking down one strawman after another on Wednesday.
In an address to the graduating class at West Point, Obama criticized those “who suggest that America is in decline, or has ...
Time to Fix Intelligence Estimates
An issue that really concerned me when I was on the House Intelligence Committee was the quality of analysis. After the heavily politicized 2007 Iran NIE, many of us in Congress found it hard to take some intelligence analysis at face ...
What Is Our Mideast Policy Now?
Osama bin Laden is dead, but America must still face the stark political reality that the fragile status quo in the Middle East and Northern Africa — a status quo that confronted the threat from al-Qaeda and maintained a semblance of ...
The Panetta and Petraeus Nominations
The Panetta/Petraeus combo is a powerful tandem. I’ve seen both of them up close and personal at the CIA and in Iraq. Their confirmations should sail through the Senate with bipartisan support. Leon is a straight shooter who ...
Libya: A War of Choice and a Time for Leadership
President Obama has decided that America should go to war in Libya. This is a war of choice; he has chosen to take America to war. The president now must lead.
The goals are unmistakable: support humanitarian relief efforts, regime ...