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Yes, Somebody's Boots on the Ground Will Be Needed

Yes, Somebody's Boots on the Ground Will Be Needed

09.30.2014
As the president outlined on September 10, an instrumental component of the anti-ISIL counterterrorism policy is the train-and-advisery...
Obama's Fantasist Policies Make the World More Dangerous

Obama's Fantasist Policies Make the World More Dangerous

09.30.2014
The reality is that the president seems to prefer indulging in wishful thinking about how he would like the world to be. That's the exact...

A Fulbright Is Not a Political Football

09.26.2014
America has to do it work to strengthen ties with other nations and promote international cooperation. Fulbright is one small way to maintain...

Obama Should Send John Boehner a "Thank You" Card

09.26.2014
In making his off-the-cuff statement to the Times on Thursday morning, Speaker Boehner has given the administration several more months...
GOP Congressman Urges U.S. Generals To Resign In Protest Of Obama

GOP Congressman Urges U.S. Generals To Resign In Protest Of Obama

Amanda Gutterman  09.26.2014
As U.S.-led airstrikes continue Friday near the Syrian border with Iraq, it's hard to imagine what would make the situation worse than...

Will U.S. Anti-ISIL Air War Succeed?

09.25.2014
The United States needs to articulate a clear foreign policy agenda towards the political and security instability in Syria and Iraq. Otherwise,...
Don't Blame Multiculturalism or Islam for ISIL and Terrorism

Don't Blame Multiculturalism or Islam for ISIL and Terrorism

09.24.2014
Yes, religious extremism within Islam is a serious issue that motivates terrorist groups to commit atrocities, but a plethora of more relevant...

Aggravating Homosexuals: Why Uganda Gets More Attention Than Other Countries

09.23.2014
The status of the Uganda law is yet clear. Even if the Courts strike it down on technical grounds, Parliament may try to pass a new version....
Attacking ISIS: Military Force, U.S. Public Opinion and the Long War on Terrorism

Attacking ISIS: Military Force, U.S. Public Opinion and the Long War on Terrorism

09.23.2014
While the threat posed by the Islamic State to U.S. interests has been made all too clear, the shift in public opinion and its influence...
Washington Gripped by Madness: When War Is Not War, Combat Is Not Combat, and Boots Are Never on the Ground

Washington Gripped by Madness: When War Is Not War, Combat Is Not Combat, and Boots Are Never on the Ground

09.23.2014
We've already entered the period when strategy, such as it is, falls away, and our leaders feel strangely helpless before the drip, drip,...
Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition

Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition

09.23.2014
America is now fighting the Iraq War for the third time, somehow madly expecting different results, while guaranteeing only failure. To...

My 3 Favorite Republican Senators

09.23.2014
The pack is out of session for the next seven weeks campaigning for another term. So perhaps this is a good time to get a little reflective...
Congress Acts on ISIS

Congress Acts on ISIS

09.22.2014
Congress Acts on ISIS
America the Hammer

America the Hammer

09.19.2014
Psychologist Abraham Maslow famously quipped, "If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." It's the nature of American...