Military & Foreign Policy

Dropping the Benghazi ball

In the 1990s, the U.S. Air Force’s self-descriptor for its capabilities was “Global Reach, Global Power.”  On September 11, 2012, as Americans were being attacked and killed in the Middle East, the global reach of air power was confined to … Continue reading

Preserving Hugo Chavez

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at American Spectator. The gushing, almost angelic praise for Hugo Chavez by the left in America and around the world has been shocking to behold, but hardly surprising. I will not … Continue reading

Hugo Chavez: Faithful to Death

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at American Spectator. There’s an old joke from the Cold War. It went like this: Hardline East German communist Walter Ulbricht (who erected the Berlin Wall) died and went to hell. … Continue reading

The Pentagon Budget as Political Football

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com. The Pentagon’s budget occupies center stage in the sequestration drama. Defense spending comprises approximately 18 percent of the 2013 federal budget, but accounts for 50 percent of federal spending cuts stipulated … Continue reading

Crossing the Rubicon

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at RealClearMarkets.com. The current global debt accumulations are unprecedented. In fact, it can be observed that at no time in the history of the human race, other than during periods of … Continue reading

On Russia’s Adoption Ban

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at National Catholic Register. Vladimir Putin has sparked international outcry by banning adoptions of Russian children by American families. His action immediately halted the departure of hundreds of Russian orphans … Continue reading

Human Freedom Matters

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com. “If it matters, measure it” is the motto of the Fraser Institute, the leading Canadian think tank, where I have been a trustee since 1991. More than a motto, … Continue reading