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Why Obama Is Wrong About Iran Being ‘Rational’ on Nukes

Posted June 19th, 2015 at 9:41 am (UTC-4)
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The question of whether Iran, run by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his ayatollahs, is a rational state goes to the very heart of the debate over its nuclear program and the negotiations, now nearing a June 30 deadline, to curb it.

Yes, the U.S. Military Uses Social Media to Target ISIS

Posted June 12th, 2015 at 4:29 pm (UTC-4)
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Last week Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle regaled an audience about how the U.S. military used the social media accounts of ISIS members to pinpoint and destroy an ISIS facility. Good work, Air Force. Well-done. Now please shut up.

US Ratchets Up Fight Against Islamic State

Posted June 11th, 2015 at 1:47 pm (UTC-4)
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With Obama’s decision to deploy an additional 450 US troops to help Iraq defeat Islamic State militants comes the inevitable question.

Are we back in Iraq?

American Hegemony Is Here to Stay

Posted June 11th, 2015 at 11:39 am (UTC-4)
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Is retreat from global hegemony in America’s national interest? No idea has percolated more widely over the past decade—and none is more bogus.

Endgame in the Iran Negotiations: The Choice Is Tehran’s

Posted June 10th, 2015 at 9:53 am (UTC-4)
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If negotiations are to be brought to a successful conclusion, Supreme Leader Khamenei must decide that he wants an agreement…

For Obama, No Middle Ground in the Mideast

Posted June 8th, 2015 at 8:42 am (UTC-4)
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No Easy Choice on ISIS

Posted June 5th, 2015 at 2:50 pm (UTC-4)
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The question is as stark as it is simple: What shall we do if ISIS threatens to take Baghdad or Damascus?

D-Day Remembered

Posted June 5th, 2015 at 10:09 am (UTC-4)
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Seventy-one years ago on June 6, 1944, the Allied armies waded ashore on the beaches of Normandy to liberate Nazi-occupied Europe in what was the greatest American invasion of all time.

Obama Administration Turns a Blind Eye to Cuba’s Transgressions

Posted June 3rd, 2015 at 9:37 am (UTC-4)
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For the sake of American security, however, the U.S. Congress should be asking more questions about Obama’s U.S.-Cuba rapprochement and whether there are any real benefits for Cubans or the United States absent any true economic or political reforms in Cuba.

More US Air Power Needed to Defeat IS, Defense Expert Says

Posted May 29th, 2015 at 5:54 pm (UTC-4)
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“Right now the problem with Syria, and it’s a true tragedy, is there really aren’t good options for a US strategy.” Anthony Cordesman

Today’s Wars Are Complex, But Day of Honor Remains the Same

Posted May 25th, 2015 at 10:28 am (UTC-4)
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Whether recalling World World II, Vietnam, Iraq or more than a decade of conflict in Afghanistan, the purpose of Memorial Day is always constant: to honor all American soldiers who gave their lives so that ours – the living – may be better.