Military & Foreign Policy

Post-Modern Terrorism

World War IV is total war on a global scale. While numerous nations are arrayed against a myriad of terrorist organizations, the United States is at war with al Qaeda, a terrorist network that traces its origins to the Soviet … Continue reading

Iran and World War IV

The word “crusade” long ago became anathema to the politically correct.Nevertheless, America’s most successful wars were crusades fought against demonstrably evil foes to right blatant wrongs. The American Civil War, World Wars I and II and the Cold War (World … Continue reading

The Theater of Terror

At this writing, American contractor Paul Marshal Johnson may face a gruesome death at the hands of his al-Qaeda captors. The image of a blindfolded Johnson accompanied by a message demanding the release of terrorists in Saudi custody, seen around … Continue reading

Do You Know What You Believe?

In October 1999, I spoke in Abu Dhabi at a conference on the 21st century sponsored by the United Arab Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research. The audience was composed almost entirely of Moslems; soldiers, scholars, imams and government … Continue reading

‘Happy Talk’

Chief Weapons Inspector David Kay’s resignation and announcement that, in all likelihood, Iraq did not have a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program at the time the U.S.-led war began is bad news for the Bush administration. Like a pack … Continue reading

Beirut and the 20-Year War

More than two years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, America’s sense of security was shattered by brutal terrorist attacks. The Bush administration responded with a War on Terror. As a result, if you ask the typical American when the War … Continue reading

Gephardt’s Gaffe

Amid the several contortions in logic apparent in presidential candidate Representative Dick Gephardt’s (D-Missouri) July 22 presentation to the San Francisco Bar Association was the contention that the operational and tactical successes achieved by American forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom … Continue reading

Freedom: It’s Worth a Fight

Operation Iraqi Freedom is indeed remarkable. In a little over three weeks American and British forces liberated Iraq from a despotic and murderous dictator. Iraqis and Kurds are celebrating their new-found freedom from fear and tyranny by dancing in the … Continue reading

Saddam’s Unnoticed Genocide

In his presentation to the United Nations this morning, Secretary of State Colin Powell cited an expected list of Iraqi crimes. Among them, he made reference to a group called the Ma’dan, or Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq. Sadly, most … Continue reading