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    Shibboleths of the Afghanistan Debate

    Recent statements coming from the White House making distinctions between the Taliban and al-Qaeda and implying that the Taliban is somehow less inimical to U.S. interests are incongruous with developments on the ground, including a major suicide bombing in front of the Indian Embassy in Kabul on Thursday morning and … More

    Taliban Kills, Obama Appeases

    Yesterday morning in Kabul, a sports utility vehicle traveling on a busy commercial street detonated explosives hidden in the car as it approached the Indian Embassy. The suicide bomber killed 17 people and three Indian paramilitary guards were wounded by shrapnel. Hours later, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack … More

    In the Green Room: Amb. Kurt Volker on NATO and Afghanistan

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahd-hJYF5ls[/youtube] “We have to decide to win [in Afghanistan],” said Ambassador Volker last week at the Heritage Foundation. He was quoting former Spanish President José Maria Aznar in the meeting they just had with Heritage officials, but the U.S.’s 19th Permanent Representative to NATO and Senior Fellow and Managing Director … More

    Afghanistan--Strategy Gone Wild

    The White House turned strategy-making on its head. What they are doing will fail and fail in spectacular style. Here is how strategy making is supposed to work. The president makes the hardest decisions up front. He defines the mission…the goals and makes a commitment on the resources that will … More

    Shoot the Messenger

    There are cries on the left that General McChrystal violated article 2 of the Constitution when he publicly and candidly responded to questions about the military advice he has offered to the president of the United States. The problem may be that the general’s accusers may be reading a different … More

    The Senate Cloakroom: Oct. 5 – 9

    Senate Analysis – This week, the Senate will try complete several more over-due appropriations bills. The Senate Finance Committee is expected to formally vote its health care bill out of committee. However, the real work will be going on behind the scenes as Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and members … More

    Morning Bell: Indecision in Afghanistan Costs Lives

    Last week, upon arriving in Copenhagen for his failed mission to secure the 2016 Olympic Games for Chicago, President Barack Obama met face-to-face with U.S. and NATO Forces Commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal on Air Force One. The meeting was just the second conversation between the two since Gen. … More

    In the Green Room: Former Spanish President José Maria Aznar

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rctFga8CfdM[/youtube] En este vídeo, el ex Primer Ministro de España platica con la Fundacion Heritage acerca de la importancia de las próximas elecciones hondureñas; el conflicto en Afganistan y por ultimo, la opinión que tienen los Europeos acerca del Presidente Obama y nuestro gobierno estadounidense.

    19 Reasons To Win In Afghanistan

    This email is making the rounds on .mil addresses: There have been many arguments in the past four weeks to withdraw. We have compiled a short review of other social network debates to summarize the basic arguments for staying in the Afghanistan. The 19th reason has been added at the … More

    Cold War Calling

    On September 30, 2009, The Heritage Foundation hosted “The Year of Miracles: The Fall of the Berlin Wall Twentieth Anniversary.” A reoccurring theme of the event centered on America’s use of government-sponsored broadcasting and its effects on U.S. influence during the Cold War and how it must be used today. … More