The Legacy of George W. Bush

    Unfortunately, for years to come, George W. Bush will now be known for an economic recession and nationalizing the banking industry. While that is partly true, that is not what he will be known for in forty years. I do believe that after America has had a chance to get through this economic downturn, no matter whose fault it is, we will be able to | Read More »

    Churchill’s fighting spirit MIA in Britain

    If the United States is going to achieve a surge-style victory in Afghanistan, it cannot depend on what was once its most reliable ally for help. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and many U.S. commanders on the ground have expressed doubts that Britain has the political will to fight. Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s move to withdraw British troops from southern Iraq and his demonstrated lack of | Read More »

    Bush world barbarians at Obama’s Gates

    Originally published by Mike gamecock DeVine as Legal Editor for The Minority ReportBarack Obama was the one, who was waiting for? Was it us, or Al Qaeda in India; Russian missiles near Poland and warships in Venezuela, respectively; and Iran near the bomb?Suddenly, post-Olympics, post-Election Day and especially post-intelligence briefing, President George W. Bush’s post-911 record doesn’t look so bad. Why else would he make | Read More »

    War Warning For India

    Cross Posted from R Collier Jr.The American FreedomistPakistan promises to aid IndiaStating that India should not jump to conclusions Hussain Hariqqa, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US, promised Pakistan’s support in the fight against terror.This more conciliatory tone is encouraging. If rogue elements within the ISI it is probable that the Pakistani government will take more serious measures to root them out.Al Quedas’ gambit was | Read More »

    Insurgents Pick On The Wrong Convoy

    “It was a good day for the Marine Corps. We killed a lot of bad guys, and none of our guys were seriously injured.”The short version of this story is simple. One shot. One kill.The long version is so very worth reading. It’s the story of what happened when a group of Marines were returning from a long patrol and were attacked with RPGs and | Read More »

    The Honeymoon Is Not Quite Over . . .

    But while Barack Obama still has a lot of affection among antiwar types who saw him as a champion of their interests, that affection seems to be waning somewhat:Antiwar groups and other liberal activists are increasingly concerned at signs that Barack Obama’s national security team will be dominated by appointees who favored the Iraq invasion and hold hawkish views on other important foreign policy issues.The | Read More »

    Soldier Needs A Little Help

    Saw this on a blog written by a soldier currently deployed to Afghanistan. So I get an email the other day that says my XBox live membership is due to automatically renew in a month. Huh?!?! So I go online to the page for my account and what do you know there is no option to not automatically renew or to cancel. According to their | Read More »

    Afghanistan: What to do

    In several places, I’ve made the case that a proper counterinsurgency needs to be implemented in Afghanistan, along the lines of what is being done in Iraq. Because of differences in geography, culture, urbanization and other factors, the tactics in will be assuredly different in Afghanistan, but the general principles of clear-hold-build should apply. Am I absolutely sure about this? No, but I’ve seen some | Read More »

    Obama Does Not Know How to Use a Computer, Eithe

    Senator Obama’s campaign made fun of John McCain for not knowing how to use a computer. After the recent debate, I think Obama may not know how to use one, either. I remain undecided about the best way to stay informed about current events. I still like newspapers and cable television, but I also learn a lot from Internet news sites, even e-mail. Running for | Read More »

    Looking for a CinC

    The Army’s new field manual FM3-07 STABILITY OPERATIONS has just been released.Here’s what the Army says we should be looking for in a CinC: For every operation, commanders develop personal, detailed understanding of the situation and operational environment. They then visualize a desired end state and craft a broad concept for shaping the current conditions toward that end state. Finally, they describe their visualization through | Read More »

    Vegas & Kabul

    I landed in Kabul August of 2003. My first trip to Vegas was about July/August of 2006.When I was flying into vegas, the surroundings reminded me of the mountains surrounding kabul. The only difference was that when we landed in Kabul, everyone was grabbing theirmagazines and locking and loading. We were warned to not step off the tarmac. Both citieswere, and are, much more crowded | Read More »

    Barack Obama and the Strategy That Must Not Be Named

    September was another month of declining violence in Iraq, both for civilians and military personnel. Below are the pictures, and I’m guessing that Barack Obama would prefer that you don’t see them.Once the progress in Iraq became all too obvious, even to Obama, he credited the success to the increase in troops, the troops themselves, the Sunni Awakening movements, and Muqtada al Sadr, but I | Read More »

    Pre-emptive war against the religion of the left

    The left always point to Afhganistan as a example AS IF they would have invaded but the truth is Clinton ignored 8 years of terrorism and failed to take decisive action because the idea of fighting a special ops war on the ground was beyond thier grasp until Bush showed them how.

    Thoughts Before The Seventh Anniversary of September Eleventh

    Seven years will soon have passed! I was in a classroom when our librarian came to my room and said I needed to turn on the television set: an airplane crashed into the World Trade Center, and, she added ominously, “they think it was NOT an accident.”No, it was not an accident, because Islamo-Fascists plotted to humiliate America, Weak responses to terrorism from the Democrat | Read More »

    McCain vs Obama: Part V – Foreign Policy/National Security

    Over the past week, since Sarah Palin was announced as McCain’s vice presidential nominee, the media has been relentlessly pointing out her lack of foreign policy experience, while completely ignoring the lack of foreign policy experience of Barrack Obama. To them, it would seem, it is more important that the GOP vice president have foreign policy experience than it is for the Democrat president. Does | Read More »