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George C. Wilson

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Our Own Foreign Legion

(8) Comments | Posted December 7, 2010 | 11:51 AM

Outgoing House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton chose his farewell speech to the Congress he has served in for 34 years to warn about the unfairness of letting an out-of-sight, out-of-mind band of volunteers do the dying in our nation's wars for the rest of us comfortable Americans.


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Global War on Terror Costing Big Time

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2010 | 6:30 PM

In his new book out today, Obama's Wars, Bob Woodward quotes President Obama as telling Defense Secretary Gates and Secretary of State Clinton, "I'm not spending a trillion dollars" in Afghanistan. But guess what? The United States has already spent or committed a third of that $1 trillion on Afghanistan...

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Targeted Assassinations Abroad Could Lead to a Police State at Home

(19) Comments | Posted September 22, 2010 | 12:59 PM

How ironic it will be if historians blame Barack Obama, a liberal who used to teach constitutional law and became the first black man to be elected president of the United States, for turning our democracy into a police state because he provoked terrorist attacks on our homeland by authorizing...

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Just Do It

(6) Comments | Posted July 26, 2010 | 3:01 PM

What is going on here with the "don't ask, don't tell" law? That law says military superiors cannot ask the men and women serving under them whether they are gay and the gays cannot tell anybody about their sexual orientation. What is really going on is that President Obama, the...

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Have Guns, Will Travel

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2010 | 11:29 AM

Is Congress willing to keep financing wars like the ongoing one in Afghanistan in perpetuity? Gen. David Petraeus, Congress' military darling, sounds like he is counting on it. Just read what he said at his June 29 confirmation hearing with no senator bothering to draw him out on the implications...

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Non-Exit Strategy

(31) Comments | Posted June 2, 2009 | 3:32 PM

Voices from the grave make me fear that President Obama and Congress are unwittingly setting up the American military for another Vietnam-type failure in Afghanistan.

"I don't think anything is going to be as bad as losing, and I don't see any way of winning," President Lyndon Johnson told Defense...

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Don't Americanize Afghanistan

(1) Comments | Posted February 11, 2009 | 1:28 PM

George C. Wilson is a veteran national defense correspondent. This article was first published in the National Journal publication CongressDaily on February 9.

Formerly secret intelligence reports give a valuable insight into why Defense Secretary Gates has so vehemently warned Congress not to try to Americanize the war...

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Perils of Pakistan -- Will It Prove to be Obama's Cambodia?

(21) Comments | Posted December 12, 2008 | 5:26 PM

President-elect Obama has committed himself to stepping up the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan. It is not an overstatement to say that he will risk his whole presidency, and perhaps even unwittingly put nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists who might use them to attack the United States,...

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