Category: "National Security & Defense"

Illegal use of DoD Communications Systems by Obama Administration

The American Spectator has been provided with the text of a political message sent on Saturday evening, using Department of Defense communications systems, on behalf of President Obama and Secretary of Defense Hagel. It is addressed to “all US… more »

Hypocrites for Hagel

It is rarely a productive exercise to accuse Democratic politicians of hypocrisy. After all, they so rarely campaign on principles that there is seldom an opportunity to notice when they violate the few principles they claim to hold dear. The… more »

At least Chris Hayes apologized

On Sunday, MSNBC host Chris Hayes put his foot in it in the worst possible way. Speaking in the context of Memorial Day, Hayes said he is "uncomfortable about the word 'hero' because it seems so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war." T… more »

Inappropriate Obama

On Wednesday, President Obama delivered the commencement address at the Air Force Academy. As with most Obama speeches, it was full of self-congratulation. As George Will put it, "If you struck from Barack Obama's vocabulary the first-person singular… more »

American Crossroads: Operation Hot Mic

The people at American Crossroads have put out a fairly amusing ad which reminds us of the potential damage that a second Obama term could cause to American national security: http://youtu.be/-Czo5Vf8KZs more »

Barbarism in Afghanistan

With Sunday's news that a US soldier massacred 16 Afghan civilians, mostly women and children, in their sleep and then burned the bodies, the little that the US can claim to have achieved in Afghanistan, at great cost over a decade, is now likely to be… more »

Jed Babbin: Are we staying in Iraq?

For today's intellectual ammunition, allow me to recommend this insightful and important article by Jed Babbin: http://spectator.org/archives/2011/04/11/are-we-staying-in-iraq/ more »

Obama's Libya evasion

Before President Obama's Monday evening Libya speech, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell posed four questions he hoped the president would answer. Obama gave partial and unconvincing answers to two and left the other two unaddressed. Instead, the… more »

Thoughts on Libya

This came up in a conversation with a caller to the radio show last night.  I think it's slightly too devious overall, but  still worth considering. Many people, including I, have said that it appears that Obama has further cemented his reputation… more »

Jed Babbin: Weakness of allies is true lesson of Libya

As usual, Jed Babbin has an insightful point about Libya, and it's not just that America should leave this project to those whose interests in Libya are much greater. It's also that our allies have by their own choice weakened their force projection… more »
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