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  • Honey, I Shrunk America: U.S. Global Influence Under Obama

    A newly released Pew Research poll, “America’s Place in the World,” indicates that the Obama approach to foreign affairs has had a profoundly negative effect on the way Americans see their role in the world. Far from seeing the “shining city on the hill” articulated by American leaders from William … More

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Targeted in Internet Attack

    The vulnerability of the Internet as a journalistic tool has been illustrated again this month with an ongoing distributed denial-of-service attack on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in Prague. Computers at the U.S.-funded broadcasting services, which reach audiences in the Middle East and the former Soviet Union, have been disrupted … More

    Finally, Benghazi Eyewitnesses Speak

    Last week’s closed-door testimony by five CIA operatives who witnessed the attack on the U.S. special mission in Benghazi has finally created an opening for the congressional investigating committees. The five CIA contractors, who testified in closed-door hearings before the House Intelligence Committee Thursday and Friday, were stationed at the … More

    The Obama Doctrine: The Not So Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    The state of U.S. foreign policy under President Obama resembles nothing so much as the mess surrounding Obamacare. This was the grim message of Thursday’s event at The Heritage Foundation. The event featured chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul (R–TX), followed by a panel of experts on … More

    Benghazi: Can Survivors Answer the Growing List of Questions?

    Next week’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee by three survivors of the Benghazi terrorist attack is spurring an intense new round of questions and media interest. One year after the attack that killed four Americans, books by survivors of the attack are starting to come out. Their stories challenge … More

    Benghazi Eyewitnesses to Testify on Capitol Hill

      Three more eyewitnesses to the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11, 2012, will finally have the opportunity to speak to Members of Congress next week. Without increasing insistence from the Hill, it is highly unlikely that their accounts would ever be heard. From day one, the Obama White House … More

    Wolf Urges Select Committee on Benghazi

    Congressman Frank Wolf (R–VA) last week on the floor of the House redoubled his efforts to create a congressional select committee to investigate Benghazi. More than a year has passed since the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility, and far too many questions remain unanswered. Nearly 11 months ago, … More

    "60 Minutes" Returns Spotlight to Benghazi

    With Sunday’s 60 Minutes segment on Benghazi, CBS renewed interest in a calamity that the Obama Administration had hoped would be long forgotten. However, until the American people, Congress, and the families of the four American victims of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2012, have more and better answers … More

    From Dog’s Breakfast to Effective Communication: Can the BBG Transform Itself?

    After years of dysfunction, U.S. international broadcasting might be headed for better times as new members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) settled into their responsibilities at the monthly board meeting last Wednesday. The competition in global communication has intensified as has the challenges facing the U.S. from Islamist … More

    Syria: Social Media Step in Where Journalists Must Fear to Tread

    Informing the world about the atrocities of the civil war raging in Syria is deadly dangerous business. On October 15, yet another two reporters and their driver from the Abu Dhabi–based Sky News Arabia who had been sent out to cover Syria’s humanitarian crisis went missing near Aleppo. And last … More