James S. Robbins

James S. Robbins is a senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council.

James S. Robbins is a senior fellow for national-security affairs on the American Foreign Policy Council. He is a former foreign-affairs writer for the Washington Times, and is a political commentator and professor, with an expertise in national security and foreign and military affairs. He served as special assistant in the office of the secretary of Defense.

His books include Native Americans: Patriotism, Exceptionalism and the New American Identity (2013), This Time We Win: Revisiting the Tet Offensive (2010), and Last in Their Class: Custer, Pickett and the Goats of West Point (2006).

Just Noticing

The allegedly undecided voters oh the CNN ticker got all excited when Obama started talking about capabilities-based strategy? These are not undecided voters, they are defense department bureaucrats.

Let the Record Show

It’s not a debate on foreign policy without a few minutes on class sizes and Obama’s plans to hire a bunch of teachers.


Nation building at home = borrowing more money from China to hand out to failed Obama cronies.

Long Nights with Benefits

In this debate-saturated campaign season I would like to remind everyone how many Republican candidate debates were held in the year before the 1980 election. None. This sure is turning ...

Look Up, GOP

The most important national-security issue people are not talking about is space power. Ten years ago we talked about being the preeminent space faring nation. Now we cannot send people ...

Taking It to the General

Romney is laying out the key differences between conservatives and the administration on foreign policy, and they illustrate why Obama is so vulnerable on that issue in 2012. The White ...

Lesson of Libya

  Huntsman’s best point of the night: Gadhafi gave up his nuclear program for friendship with the West and wound up bombed by NATO, hunted down and brutally killed. The mullahs ...