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Tommy Sowers

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Who Will Pay for the Afghan Military? The Question Congress Must Answer Now

(23) Comments | Posted July 22, 2010 | 7:42 PM

An old military maxim states, "Amateurs think about strategy and professionals think about logistics." At West Point I taught cadets the U.S. Constitution, which clearly empowers Congress to be active in logistic questions of war. For Afghanistan, Congress must start thinking professionally and ask a tough logistical question -- who...

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The Cancer of Incumbency

(10) Comments | Posted February 22, 2010 | 5:38 PM

I spent the last 28 days conducting "Boots on the Ground", living, working and listening one day and night in each of Missouri's 8th Congressional District's 28 counties. Across one of the poorest districts in America, voters here in Missouri reflect the record national anti-incumbent mood,...

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Why Is Congress Mute On Afghanistan?

(52) Comments | Posted November 24, 2009 | 3:30 PM

Within the next few days the President will announce his decision about the the strategy America will pursue in Afghanistan. However, the actor intended by the founders to be the lead and be loud in questions of war -- the United States Congress -- has and continues to remain almost...

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