James S. Robbins

James S. Robbins is a political commentator for National Review and USA Today and is senior fellow for national security affairs on the American Foreign Policy Council. He is a ...

James S. Robbins is a political commentator for National Review and USA Today and is 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).

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Yes

  Perry gets to the point — Syria as an Iranian cat’s paw.

Keeping Brains Here

It would be great if we could make it so that foreign-born engineers and technicians who came to the U.S. for education could stay and get on a path to citizenship. ...

How Did We Get Here?

  Entitlement reform — a key national-security issue? Seems like the debate is drifting a little. I guess after the Patriot Act and bombing Iran there isn’t anything left to talk ...

Just Asking

Did anyone think that the super committee would amount to anything? Seriously, did anyone believe it would result in anything substantive? 

Speaker Sense

  Newt is right about the Iran strike issue — if it’s coming, we can either be part of it and make it successful, or try to ignore it and it ...

I Agree with Ron Paul

  Ron Paul’s best point of the night: The budget deficit debate is smoke and mirrors; they are talking about phantom cuts based on unrealistic economic projections. The budget process is ...

Thumbs Up

The quality of the questions from the audience, from leading scholars and policymakers, stands in such contrast to the softball questions planted at Obama events. And the answers are a ...

Getting Real About Iran

If there is a strike on Iran, the U.S. will be involved like it or not. Helping out with the planning and execution to make sure it is successful makes ...