A Decade at War



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Ten years ago this week, America went to war in Afghanistan. At 1:00 PM on October 7, 2001, President George W. Bush told the world, “On my orders, the United States military has begun strikes against al Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.” At the conclusion of his […]

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Friends and Enemies



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Washington, DC – When the U.S. State Department announced this week that it finally is going to designate the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, it was a nonevent for most of our countrymen. That’s because few Americans know how deadly the organization is. For that we can thank those at Foggy Bottom who […]

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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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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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Easter in the East



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Washington, DC – Easter morning sunrise services are part of a long tradition in Christianity. For millenniums, believers around the globe have gathered in the open at dawn on Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and profess their faith. This year, there will be far fewer such assemblies in the Middle East […]

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Backtrack



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San Antonio, TX – The world’s most famous Tele-prompter reader has lost his audience. For two years, Mr. Obama had the American electorate and world leaders eating out of the palm of his hand. At virtually every U.S. and overseas venue, he was welcomed by huge cheering throngs. His oratory was described as “magnetic,” “eloquent” […]

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What Matters Most



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Chicago, IL– According to pollsters and pundits, next Tuesday’s mid-term election for the 112th Congress is going to be a referendum on the nation’s economic travail. Since our FOX News “War Stories” team returned from Afghanistan three weeks ago, we have been deluged by reminders from so-called “mainstream media” outlets that the Clinton-era political axiom: […]

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