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Anthony Zinni

No Jeb, President George W. Bush Did Not "Keep Us Safe"

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

The war in Afghanistan is now in its fifteenth year, making it the longest war in our history. By turning from fighting the terrorists in Afghanistan who attacked us, to Iraq, which had not, President George W. Bush did not "keep us safe.

Training Wheels: The Fatal Flaw in U.S. Foreign Policy

William Astore | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
William Astore

You don't win foreign peoples to your side by treating them like so many unskilled and tippy children.  You don't condescend to them by comparing their efforts to children trying to learn to ride a bike for the first time.

Kobani Cabal -- When It Comes to ISIS, All Politics Are 'Glocal'

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

ISIS is a bipartisan cause. This president needs and deserves help. Before the congressional mid-terms, time to bring in seasoned, mature reinforcements to help President Obama do the job he pledged the American people he would do without U.S. boots on the ground: destroy and defeat ISIS.

Who's Paying the Pro-War Pundits?

The Nation | Lee Fang | Posted 09.13.2014 | Media

Talking heads like former General Jack Keane are all over the news media fanning fears of ISIS. Shouldn’t the public know about their links to Penta...

VA Scandal Is Bipartisan

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

It is indecent that preventable casualties during combat have been followed by preventable casualties during treatment. Let's all take responsibility and end this bipartisan shame with bipartisan solutions. The best politics is to do what is right for the vets, not the politicians.

Joshua Hersh

Generals Who Revolted Over Iraq Mostly Embrace Hagel

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense elevates a man who made his reputation as an unabashed critic of the war...

Christina Wilkie

Dozens Of Former U.S. Officials Make Millions Advocating For Terrorist Organization

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ornate ballroom of the Willard Hotel buzzed with activity on a Saturday morning in July. Crowded together on the stage sat a cadre ...

New Video: Ret. General Anthony Zinni on Natural Resources and Security

Alliance for Global Conservation | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green
Alliance for Global Conservation

In a new video by the Alliance for Global Conservation, retired Marine Corps Gen. Anthony Zinni, former commander in chief of U.S. Central Command, explains how environmental degradation can lead to global instability.

Hillary Clinton, Madame X & Rajiv Shah Release QDDR

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I will be writing more soon about the just released Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, the first ever -- but wanted to post this video of t...

Guest Post: Ret. Gen. Anthony Zinni - A Healthy Environment Contributes to National Security and Peace

Alliance for Global Conservation | Posted 06.29.2011 | Green
Alliance for Global Conservation

One would scarcely expect environmental degradation to make pirates out of regular people. But that's exactly what happened when some Somali fishermen...

Veterans, Clean Energy, and Common Sense

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

There's a growing consensus that one of the best things we can do to enhance our national security is to get off fossil fuels and transition to clean, home-grown energy.

President Obama: Afghanistan Needs More Than a Military Solution

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

The news media has an annoying tendency to focus on the symptoms, not the disease.

Zinni Calls on Obama to Release "National Strategy Report" and for US "Smart Power" Functions to be Organized in a New Military Command

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Zinni's proposals are provocative and substantive. I have asked someone at the Department of State about possibly responding. Hopefully this will happen in the near term.

US Ambassadors Getting Slotted By Obama Team

The Cable | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the recent Gen. Anthony Zinni case demonstrates, behind the scenes and mostly under the radar, the Obama administration is busy slotting U.S. ambas...

Obama Foreign Policy Transition Criticized For Zinni Mess: "Amateurish"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic foreign policy hands say that a senior Marine general's public frustration with Obama's top aides is a symptom of a national security trans...

General Unloads On Obama Team: Blown Off On Iraq Job

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni told the Washington Times today that he was offered the job of U.S. ambassador to Iraq before being passed over...

Why Obama's VP Needs to be a 4-Star General

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

We are a nation at war -- why are two neophytes on the world stage, Bayh and Kaine, at the top of the list when Obama himself has zero foreign policy or national security chops?

The Pentagon's Spin Machine

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

As far as too many networks are concerned, retired senior officials with no experience in the current conflicts are more credible than the troops who actually fought in the wars.