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  • 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

    Why It's Insane To Shrink Our Military As Much As Hagel Wants To

    Finally, a defense secretary who would roll up his sleeves and start getting bloated Pentagon spending under control. His name was Robert McNamara, and he and his “whiz kids” had plenty to fix. Each armed service had a different butcher’s smock because they couldn’t agree on the requirements for an … More

    Obama's Military Muddle

    Randy Forbes is a lonely man. President Obama’s stewardship of American armed forces has been a dismal failure, yet few on Capitol Hill have waved red flags over it. Forbes, however, has been waving them furiously. The Republican congressman from Virginia recently penned a pointed letter to Defense Secretary Chuck … More

    Visas for Friends of U.S. Shouldn't Be Held Hostage for Immigration Reform

    In 2007, then Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) told the story of a young Czech soldier who wanted to visit some American veterans with whom he had served side-by-side in Iraq. He applied for a visa, but the U.S. consular office gave him an expected answer: Application denied. The reason? He … More

    State of Union Disregards Economic Freedom

    The Los Angeles Rams announced they were moving to St Louis. President Clinton gave Mexico $20 billion to bail out the peso. Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson married rock-n-roll bad boy Tommy Lee. And, the Index of Economic Freedom made its debut. It was 1995. This month, the Wall Street Journal … More

    Meet the Senator Who Has Most Vigorously Opposed Amnesty

    Last year, when the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill headed to the Senate floor, Jeff Sessions filed no less than 15 amendments. It was pretty clear the junior senator from Alabama was out to kill the bill. In person Sessions doesn’t look like the bill-slayer type. Polite and affable, he … More

    What the President Should Say About Foreign and Defense Policy

    Five years on since Barack Obama took office, it is time for the President to admit the obvious: His foreign and defense policies have largely been a failure. Bewildered Administration policies have eroded national sovereignty, weakened the military, emboldened enemies, and disheartened allies. The Administration’s strategy of “leading from behind” … More

    North Korea Is Asia's Wild Card

    Waves of enemy troops crested the horizon. The nervous young lieutenant turned to his trusted NCO and asked what they should do. “I don’t know about you,” replied the sergeant, “but I’m going to run like hell.” The Korean Peninsula was home to one of the Cold War’s hottest conflicts. … More

    Obama's Foreign Policy to Nowhere

    Sir Hew Strachan, an advisor to the Chief of the British Defense Staff, made some ripples across the pond with his judgment on the U.S. president’s foreign policy. “Obama has no sense of what he wants to do in the world,” Strachan said. Coming from a world-class military historian, it … More

    The Tools to Prevent Another World War

    Gavrilo Princip was no sharpshooter. He didn’t have to be. His target passed just feet in front of him. Princip plugged the heir to the Hapsburg throne in the jugular vein. Archduke Franz Ferdinand bled out in his car. That single killing sparked a global slaughter. European security issues had … More