Sen. Dan Coats wants to ban Russian arms buys. Good idea.
One US Senator is doing something both useful and smart, which today can be a rare confluence. Senator Dan Coats (R-Indiana) wants us to stop buying Russian arms. That’s a pretty good idea.
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The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House is the title of a book by Edward Klein that was first published May 15, 2012. The Google eBook synopsis of this publication says: “It’s amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein in his new political exposé The Amateur. Tapping into the public’s growing sentiment that President Obama is in | Read More »
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, 2016 presidential election
, America’s founding ideals
, Barack Obama
, federal budget
, Garry Kasparov
, Gary Wiram
, Job Creation
, United States
A Libertarianish Foreign Policy?
I say yes on the spot. Back during the Bush years, we thought we could try democratizing countries the way we did. Looking at Iraq 11 years after we invaded, that type of model has failed miserably. Not against supporting freedom movements like that what happened in Iran in 2009 (which Obama was silent on). But doing so by military force doesn’t work. I advise | Read More »
, Foreign Policy
, national security
, Rand Paul
, Ron Paul
Only Democrats Can Be Prophets
Back in 2008, the foreign policy press corp of America ridiculed Sarah Palin for predicting that Barack Obama’s displays of weakness and softness would set the stage for a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Blake Hounshell, then the left leaning editor of Foreign Policy and now Deputy Editor of Politico’s magazine, labeled the claim “strange.” After Hounshell’s 2008 article started circulating on twitter the other day, | Read More »
Let’s get out of Afghanistan!
I frankly wonder why the deadline has been pushed back to the end of the year. Now unlike in Iraq, it was initially merited to go into Afghanistan since they were harboring Al Qaeda. But 12 years is TOO long. Longer than WWI and WWII COMBINED and longer than Vietnam. And what have we to show for it? A country that’s still very divided into | Read More »
Jed Babbin on Iraq, Robert Gates and Chris Christie
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Jed Babbin to discuss Obama’s foreign policy, the new memoir from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Chris Christie scandal.
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Robert Gates inadvertently gives us a good look at @barackobama’s war insecurities.
I’m going to show my readers this paragraph, than walk them through it. Background: it’s part of Robert Gates’ memoir on his time as SecDef. Specifically, Gates (with the help of the military brass) was trying to keep Afghanistan from sliding off of the beam under the new administration, and running headlong into the Obama administration’s apparent inherent inability to understand that wars are messy | Read More »
The forgotten war
On Wednesday, three of what the Wall Street Journal describes as “the Obama Administration’s top Afghanistan specialists” trudged into the House Foreign Affairs Committee chambers, where they were flummoxed by a question from Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA). What super-complicated query from the Congressman stumped these highly trained and knowledgeable representatives of the most wise and wonky Administration in history – better able to run every industry than | Read More »
Quelle Surprise! Five years of Barack Obama undermining American influence in the world…
The American military is the most powerful in the world. Indeed, we spend more on defense than the rest of the world combined. As one might expect, that amount of military spending translates into a lot of influence around the world, far beyond the bases in Germany or the battlefields of Afghanistan. From leading NATO to acting as the last – and in reality the | Read More »
, Foreign Affairs
, saudi arabia
, South Korea
9/11@12, Benghazi@12 months and dwindling Bush intel
What is the state of U.S. intelligence since President Obama succeeded President Bush in 2009? Twelve years ago this morning Usama bin Laden’s al Qaeda carried out the deadliest attack against Americans on American soil since Americans turned on each other in the War Between the States. Thirty months ago, UBL was killed by U.S. Navy Seals in Pakistan. One year ago today, terrorists carried | Read More »
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, Barack Obama
, Bill Clinton
, Boston Marathon Bombing
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, core al Qaeda
, Enhanced Interrogation
, fort hood
, George W Bush
, Homeland Security
, Iraq War
, irs scandal
, Nidal Malik Hasan
, Underwear Bomber
, Usama bin Laden
Pentagon Awards Contract to Russian Company with Ties to Syria
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by George Landrith to discuss a new Defense Department contract awarded to a Russian company with ties to Syria, a recent case where DOD picked a Brazilian supplier over a superior American company, and if there may be a connection between the White House and the Pentagon’s foreign contracts.
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A Closer Look at Obama’s Foreign Policies
With everything going on at home, it’s hard to keep track of things going on overseas. We try remembering the civil war in Syria, but with the IRS, NSA, Edward Snowden, immigration reform and other issues, it gets lost in the shuffle. However, there are still calls for Barack Obama to do something more in Syria. Everyone wants a resolution, in some way, shape or | Read More »
War What is it Good For
The President of Afghanistan, the man we installed and the leader of a land that is a nation in name only recently accused the United States of colluding with the Taliban to keep the war going. According to his spokesman, “The people of Afghanistan ask NATO to define the purpose and aim of the so-called war on terror… (They) consider this war as aimless and | Read More »
Is America a Republic or an Empire?
Over the years in this column I have written about the American Empire. I have advocated jettisoning the Empire to save the Republic. This topic has sparked debate and controversy even among the most dedicated readers. Usually the argument runs like this, “America is not an Empire, never has been and never will be,” or “America’s far-flung military deployments are not the garrisoning of an | Read More »
Republic or Empire?
Historians spend their lives looking backwards. Futurists spend their lives looking forward. My goal has been to blend the two disciplines into one seamless panorama. For if you don’t know the past you have no context for the present, and if you have no context for the present the future appears to be whatever those who shape the present portray it to be. Those who believed | Read More »