Democratic sources say that former Bush 41 National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft is one of the people whom Barack Obama has been consulting about ...
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Al Qaeda's first message since the election demonstrates that they are genuinely concerned about an Obama presidency and views it as a strategic threat to its existence.
If Obama is far more likely to resolve the current crisis, which is widely accepted polls tell us, then he can provide a critical national security function which McCain cannot.
As the one arrow left in McCain's quiver -- other than appealing to racists -- national security becomes the likeliest playing field for an October Surprise.
On foreign policy, Obama appears to have no new ideas. He is partially recycling his past eureka moments, while partially aping some of the Bush administration's recent successes.
Sen. Obama must show that he can hold his own with the Senate veteran and that he is ready to be Commander-in-Chief. This debate matters more than most.
Where do Obama and McCain stand on these issues? To start, McCain, the nominee of what used to called the "small government party," wants to create two entirely new government organizations.
Yes, Obama is a better alternative than McCain, who seems hellbent on restoring a cold war with Russia, but he gives so few specifics that I question what he would do as commander in chief.
If George Bush had listened to Joe Biden instead of Donald Rumsfeld, the history of the past seven years would have been very different. We might have prevented 9/11.
We drove to Denver yesterday to nose around and check out the convention arrangements. The good news is that the construction at the Pepsi Center appe...
Americans could only consider an Obama, because of the remarkable success of President Bush, through his decisive actions, in ratcheting down the fear Americans felt for many years after 9/11.
Voters trust McCain on the war on terror; Obama needs to show them every day why they shouldn't.
I am excited about Obama's project of building a new coalition based on finding rational common ground on controversial issues. The question is this: common ground with who?
My interest is not to derail Obama's campaign from within, but to keep a place at the table for his activist base.
Imagine how inspired you would have been if, instead of turning and running, Obama interrupted his campaign schedule to lead the filibuster against the FISA legislation.
By backing off and sitting back, Obama has given the press a ready-made story line the Republicans are all to eager to exploit.
It is one thing for a presumptive nominee to adjust policy positions to reach out to constituencies he wants to bring in to his coalition. Warrantless wiretapping has no constituency.
Now that it's time for the general election, and the right is desperate to smear Barack Obama, the GOP has rediscovered OBL.
Withing days of the Supreme Court's ruling on Guantanamo detainees, Gingrich and Giuliani pushed their way into the debate, and began to argue that liberal views on Habeas Corpus would kill Americans.
The media should be paying attention here, to more than just the first big skirmish of the putative general election, which reframed the foreign policy distinctions between the two candidates.
Remember McCain's respectful campaign? He doesn't.
McCain has all but declared a President Obama would be unfit to defend the United States from -- ...
It is difficult to think of any single act that would do more to restore America's soft power than the election of Obama to the presidency.
Republicans clearly think Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the chink in Sen. Barack Obama's national security armor. In its rapid response emails, the McCain ca...
When Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama met in California for the Jan. 31 debate, their back-and-forth resembled their many previous encoun...
The Clinton camp has issued a memo criticizing Obama's work on national security issues at the beginning of this week's 5th anniversary of the Iraq Wa...
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