Defining Victory



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Washington, DC – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved an amendment to the fiscal year 2012 Defense Department appropriations bill, which sets up an independent, nonpartisan Afghanistan-Pakistan Study Group (APSG) to provide recommendations for future U.S. military missions in the region. The measure, proposed by Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA), would establish a […]

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Missing In Action



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Patriot’s Point, SC – Sixty-seven years ago this week, more than 155,000 U.S., British and Canadian troops assaulted German defenses in Normandy, France, during Operation Overlord. The USS Laffey (DD-724), the most decorated World War II destroyer in existence – normally an exhibit at this magnificent museum but now undergoing repairs – was there on […]

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Dancing with Arafat’s Ghost



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Washington, DC – On Thursday, Barack Obama went to the State Department to “mark a new chapter in American diplomacy.” The president’s handlers boldly billed his lengthy address “A Moment of Opportunity” for the Middle East. It was neither. Instead, he delivered a naïve, revisionist lecture that was sufficiently utopian and self-centered to have been […]

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Now What?



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Quantico, VA – Here at this sprawling Marine Corps base south of our nation’s capital, nothing has changed since Osama bin Laden met his demise in Pakistan. Thousands of Marines here at the “Crossroads of the Corps” are still waking up at “Oh-Dark-Thirty,” going about their duties, running for miles, lifting weights and tossing each […]

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Killing Osama



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Washington, DC – It took nine years, seven months and 21 days to pinpoint the man who plotted, paid for and perpetrated the terror attacks of 9-11-01. When a U.S. Navy SEAL team finally found Osama bin Laden in the third-floor bedroom of a comfortable house in a suburb of Islamabad, Pakistan, they killed him. […]

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POTUS’ Priorities



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Pittsburgh, PA – According to the experts, this ought to be “Obama Country.” In the 2008 presidential election, the Obama “Hope and Change” machine scored big in western Pennsylvania, carrying the region with nearly 58 percent of the vote. But this week, there’s little evidence of that support here in the Steel City, where more […]

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Common Sense: Busted



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Washington, DC – We finally know how President Barack Obama wants us to handle our nation’s crippling national debt. If we can believe his own words, the president intends to ignore the monster under the bed – Social Security entitlements – while he raises taxes and cuts deeply into our nation’s defense. Haven’t we heard […]

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Finding Out



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Washington, DC – “It’s all unfolding just like you said it would.” This flattering accolade was proffered by a retired military officer this week as we discussed how units loyal to Muammar Qaddafi were pummeling rebel forces in eastern Libya. My friend is a “contractor” with a company uncharitably referred to around here as a […]

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POTUS’ Attention-Deficit Disorder



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Washington, DC – Try this for a timeline of recent events that affect Americans, and see if you can determine whether the leader of the Free World suffers from presidential attention-deficit disorder: Wednesday, March 9: The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, is alerted to deploy with all possible haste for the […]

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Numbness on the Nile



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Washington, DC – On Thursday morning, the heads of America’s intelligence services went to Capitol Hill to testify before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) on “World Wide Threats to the United States.” We won’t know what was said in the committee’s closed sessions until it’s leaked by one of the participants. But […]

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