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Some Thoughts on the Speech

  1. The speech seemed little more than a rehash of old news. Did he really tell us anything new? In some ways it seemed like a public announcement of the ...

Gates Going

In the coming months, lots of people will be cranking up their computers and burning up the airwaves with commentary on the just-announced departure of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates ...

START the Debate, Stop the Name-Calling

The Left is desperately trying to convince us that Senate ratification of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) is inevitable, but, as Henry Sokolski points out, the real debate ...

The IAEA Iran Report: Definitely Bad News

Security news relating to Iran just keeps getting worse, doesn’t it? Not that any other news out of Tehran is any better, considering the ongoing political crackdown. But just yesterday, adding ...

Beyond Mullah Baradar

While the capture of Mullah Baradar is great news for a raft of reasons (e.g., U.S.-Pakistan counterterror cooperation, Pakistani commitment to fighting the Taliban, a blow to Taliban morale and ...

Moving Out

Despite the rhetorical flourishes, it’s pretty clear President Obama has one foot out the door on Afghanistan. His heart just isn’t in it. Unfortunately, I won’t be the only one ...

Don’t Swallow ‘McChrystal Light’

President Obama is reportedly pretty cranky about his senior commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, getting a little far forward in his stirrups last week at a London conference, where ...