Military & Foreign Policy

Point of Collapse

American policy and the global war against al Qaeda, associated groups and nations that support them—Iran and Syria—are collapsing. Blame goes beyond liberal politicians intent on destroying the Bush administration, a pernicious press and the radical left who rule academe, … Continue reading

Stopping Iran’s Quest for the Bomb

At the invitation of the Iraqi regime, the United States recently agreed to multi-lateral talks with Iran and Syria aimed at breaking the diplomatic impasse between Iran and the United Nations over Tehran’s nuclear program. Negotiation supporters point to recent … Continue reading

End of Shock and Awe

One of the most notable scenes in Rocky One followed Apollo Creed’s reaction to a lightning punch that sent him reeling to the canvas, his glazed eyes struggling to catch the number of the locomotive that just smashed into his … Continue reading

Iraq and the Ghosts of 1940

As bad news from Iraq  assaults viewers with machine gun bursts of gloom every day, predictions about consequences of an American defeat range from the deadly serious to the catastrophic. The elephant-in-the-living-room analogy of course is Vietnam, with its hideous … Continue reading

Apocalyptic Visions

“If the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?”I Corinthians 14:8 Five years ago 19 Islamist Jihadists murdered nearly 3,000 Americans in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.  In carrying out their “martyrdom missions,” … Continue reading

Iran Hostage Crisis, Take 2

Guest Commentary Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Los Angeles Times and has been reprinted with the author’s permission.  A. Yasmine Rassam is director of international policy at the Independent Women’s Forum. Rassam participated in the April 5-6, … Continue reading

Proportionality in Wars with Terrorists

The scale of violence in warfare inevitably rises to meet the level of objectives. During World War II, Germany’s strategic objectives included dominating Eurasia from the Baltic to the Mediterranean and from the English Channel to the Urals along with … Continue reading