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  • Red Flags on Iran

    “The lights are turning red,” droned the song by the Eagles. They could have been singing about Iran, which continues to make US foreign policy look like a bad Saturday Night Live skit. In last minute deal making with Russia over sanctions on Iran, the US caved to Moscow objections … More

    The Entitlement Spending Threat to National Security

    David Ignatius’ latest column “How debt imperils national security” could not get the issue of spending and national security more wrong. He starts off fine asserting that there is “consensus among national security experts inside and outside the Obama administration: To play an effective role in the world, the United … More

    Missing the Long War

    The names of war do not matter all that much. After all we won the Cold War even though it sounded like a battle against hypothermia. Some wars don’t even get named until after the fact…like the 30 Years war (which was actually longer than 30 years). Renaming a war … More

    On Director of National Intelligence's Resignation

    It is being widely reported that the Director of National Intelligence has resigned. Much of the speculation over the resignation revolves around his role in directing counterterrorism operations. Regardless, of this speculation the conduct of global counterterrorism operations by the Obama administration is a legitimate concern. Thirty-one terrorist plots have … More

    You Gotta Fight, for Our Right, to Missile Defense

    Yesterday, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) clashed head on with Obama administration officials in the first hearing over New START, a proposed nuclear arms control treaty that the White House has submitted to the Senate for ratification. DeMint hammered home the point that the treaty would limit how future presidents could … More

    Saturday Night Live II

    The funniest thing on television is not Betty White on Saturday Night Live. It’s the Iranian President.  “Live from Tehran. It’s Nuclear Summit Too!” That’s how Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should have opened his own 60 country nuclear summit last month. Ahmadinejad’s two-day forum convened the week after President Obama’s … More

    The President Doth Protest Too Much

    The Washington Post “coincidentally” ran a story today reporting that the president has a meeting on terrorism every week. It is hard not to believe that the White House handed the story to the Post. In the wake of the NYC car bomb plot, the Administration needs to counter criticisms … More

    National Security from 'Saturday Night Live'

    “Live from Tehran. It’s Nuclear Summit Too!” That’s how Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should have opened his “nuclear” summit with representatives from 60 countries. Ahmadinejad’s two-day forum convened the week after President Obama’s star-studded nuclear security summit in Washington. The Iranian kicked off his summit with a monologue laced with … More

    Missile Defense Whoppers

    Bradley Roberts, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy, recently testified before a House of Representative Armed Services subcommittee, touting Obama’s plan for missile defense in Europe. His testimony is more noteworthy for the facts he conveniently left out. CLAIM: Hearkening back to Obama’s campaign promise to … More

    Well Said, But Mr. President . . .

    Violent extremism of any stripe is beyond the pale. The intentional murder of innocents remains one of the world’s ultimate evils. If only everyone speaking on the issue of anti-government extremism chose their words as carefully as President Clinton. Alas, the talking heads of MSNBC have not. They have used … More