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    Morning Bell: America's Debt to Its Diplomatic, Military, and Intelligence Personnel

    The deaths in Benghazi, Libya, of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and others in the service of the United States provides a tragic reminder of the great sacrifices that U.S. diplomatic, military, and intelligence personnel serving abroad make to defend America and its interests around the globe. In a dangerous … More

    President MIA on Daily Intelligence Briefings

    According to an article in The Washington Post by opinion writer Marc Thiessen, President Obama isn’t attending his daily intelligence briefings all that often. In fact, Thiessen asserts that the President is missing more than half his daily intelligence briefings, attending only around 38 percent of his Presidential Daily Brief … More

    Eisenhower, Goldwater, and Reagan on GOP Foreign Policy

    In an election year dominated by worries about jobs and the economy, it’s easy to forget that the president’s major constitutional concern is supposed to be handling foreign policy. But over the next four years, we can count on events overseas that will demand a response. How did previous nominees … More

    State Department Website Morphs into the World According to Obama

    The State Department is continuing to edit its website into a more Obama-centric story of the world. As reported by The Heritage Foundation’s Jim Roberts, the State Department three months ago changed the format of one of its better products, the country-by-country Background Notes to a format allegedly more in … More

    Hugo Chavez Endorses Obama: Will the White House Strike Back?

    On two recent occasions, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s populist authoritarian president, expressed warm support for President Obama. In Chavez’s book, the President is the “good guy” among American political figures in what he calls “the empire.” This was the dubious sort of offhand endorsement from a schizophrenic tyrant that even the … More

    Syria: Effective American Leadership Needed

    Syria’s long-suffering people need U.S. leadership, and they need it now. The situation is dire as activists say more than 14,000 people have been killed since the uprising began in March 2011. But effective action has been held up at the United Nations due to Russia’s diplomatic protection of the … More

    Is Palestinian Membership in the U.N. Another Area Where Obama Has Post-Election “Flexibility”?

    According to Foreign Policy, the Palestinians intend to try again this fall for membership in the United Nations. Their effort last year was stymied by U.S. opposition. Under U.N. rules, prospective member states must first receive a recommendation from the Security Council. The U.S. has a veto in the Security … More

    Online Chat on Reagan’s Impact on Foreign Policy

    Earlier this week was the 25th anniversary of President Reagan’s monumental “Tear Down This Wall” speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate. It was the beginning of the end of the Cold War, a war that was won without a shot being fired. Click here to join us right now. We … More

    A Dangerous Marriage in Northern Mali

    Just as we thought the situation in Mali couldn’t get worse, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), a Tuareg group that historically sought to liberate northern Mali, and Ansar al-Din, an Islamic group seeking impose Sharia law, have formed a union and declared northern Mali their own. … More

    Gov. Romney on Defense Spending and US Foreign Policy

    Three years ago today at the United States Navy Memorial former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney delivered his first extended speech setting forth his vision on national security policy, what might be the first hints of the Romney Doctrine: We must confront clearly and courageously the threats to freedom, and we … More