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  • Obama Should Give the Military the Resources It Needs

    After battling Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, al-Qaida, the Taliban, forest fires, hurricanes and floods, America’s Army is now fighting itself. This battle of brothers, however, is over how to downsize in the face of cuts imposed by the Obama administration. Skirmishes have spilled into the halls of Congress and … More

    Five Ways Obama's Foreign Policies Have Failed

    On a Moscow train platform, two men smoke and swap rumors in the frozen evening air. “I hear they’ve raised the Russian flag in Donetsk?” one says. “I hear Crimea, too.” So reports freelance journalist Noah Sneider in Slate. As Russian troops hoisted their flag over Crimea, President Obama’s highly … More

    How Obama's Foreign Policy Views Could Affect the 2016 Election

    Bold prediction: By 2015, everyone running for president will be running against President Obama’s foreign policy. But the current crop of likely conservative candidates has, collectively, done little to lay claim to the right’s traditional mantle of national-security leadership. And squabbling amongst themselves is certainly no way to win it … More

    5 Reasons Why We're Not in Danger of Another Cold War

    At a press conference in the Hague, President Obama dismissed the suggestion that Mitt Romney had been right in 2012 to peg Moscow as America’s top strategic challenge. “The truth of the matter is that America’s got a whole lot of challenges,” Mr. Obama said. “Russia is a regional power … More

    Anything But Reality TV: Obama CBS Interview on Ukraine

    President Obama ended a quick trip through Europe with a “CBS Evening News” interview in Rome, where he shared his latest thinking on the ongoing crisis in Crimea. It was one of the poorest performances by a world statesman since Neville Chamberlain’s press comments after returning from Munich in 1938. … More

    James R. Schlesinger: Devoted Patriot

    The U.S. lost a dedicated public servant yesterday with the passing of James R. Schlesinger, a prominent member of the Washington establishment during a particularly troubled time in our country’s more recent history. Serving as chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, secretary of … More

    WATCH: Krauthammer Hammers White House on Ukraine. But Is He Right That Obama Should Send Ukraine Weapons?

    Yesterday, Charles Krauthammer skewered the White House for treating Ukraine’s besieged leaders like hungry beggars. With Russian forces continuing to push into Ukraine, Kiev asked the White House for military arms. In return, Obama offered pre-packaged military meals. Krauthammer’s response—a blistering criticism of the administration delivered on Monday night’s Special … More

    The Dirty Tricks Putin Is Now Using

    Who killed Kennedy? The CIA. Who introduced AIDS to Africa? The CIA. Sure, it’s crazy talk. But those stories were two of Moscow’s most successful disinformation campaigns during the Cold War. And now Vladimir Putin is reviving these dirty tricks. That’s the argument made in Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals … More

    Obama's Path to Defeat in Afghanistan

    Former secretary of state, national security adviser and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger is, by all measures, a foreign policy heavyweight. At a recent black-tie dinner, he stood – stoop-shouldered and peering imperiously over his signature thick, black-frame glasses – and remarked: “Unilateral withdrawal is not victory.” Whom could … More

    Why Ukraine May Make Iran Even More Determined to Go Nuclear

    They called it the Lisbon Protocol. In 1991, the U.S. and Russia agreed to historic reductions in nuclear weapons. But there was a hitch: Russia didn’t exactly own all of its nukes. When the Soviet Union collapsed, lots of them were left in the former vassal states of Belarus, Ukraine … More