Jeff Emanuel served in the U.S. Air Force from 1999-2004 as a Tactical Air Controller, working with conventional and special operations units as a communication expert and air strike controller. His assignments included a year in Korea and combat duty in Iraq, where he was a member of a special operations task force.
After leaving the military, Jeff earned a degree in Classics at the University of Georgia while serving as a leadership fellow with the Center for International Trade and Security and competing as a member of the Triathlon and Water Polo teams. He is currently a graduate student of Anthropology and Archaeology at Harvard, with a research focus on nautical archaeology and the biblical world. He also holds a degree in Information Systems Technology.
While at UGA, Jeff was recognized for citizenship and scholarship, including being named the “Pillar of the Community” in 2005. He has also received Rotary Club awards for local and international community service, including establishing an English program for Korean orphans and being trained to represent children in Juvenile Court in abuse and custody cases.
Jeff has been a contributor to CBS News, The American Spectator, and Human Events, and has written for USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and others. He has also been a health care policy fellow and publication editor, a Director of RedState.com (the “right-leaning weblog most-read on Capitol Hill”), and a featured guest on The O’Reilly Factor, the Laura Ingraham Show, and more. A member of the “New Media Revolution,” Jeff has also been President of a New Media consulting firm, and currently works at the cutting edge of the digital communication space.
“Nabka Day” 2011 represents two major milestones: (1) the 63rd anniversary of the creation of the modern state of Israel by UN resolution, and (2) very close to the 63rd straight year of the UN doing everything it can to make up for its half-century-plus-old “mistake.” Sunday May 15, 2011 also represents the first anniversary of Israel’s establishment since the events of the “Arab Spring” | Read More »
This month’s successful kill/capture mission in Abbottabad, Pakistan, which resulted in the death of the World’s Most Wanted Terrorist and in the recovery of a treasure trove of intelligence (and of pornography – gotta love those radical fundamentalists’ aversion to hypocrisy!) has naturally increased national and media interest in the elite special operations professionals who carried out this operation. While the information being reported by | Read More »
The same media and Democrat communications apparati (but I repeat myself) that have been claiming that the Republican-proposed budget would kill 700,000 children are now wringing their hands about a looming “government shutdown,” which we may assume would be fictively responsible for an astronomically higher number of deaths than a federal budget that spends 98.4% of what was spent the previous year. If passing a | Read More »
On the heels of the Obama administration’s declaration of its readiness to go to war Kinetic Military Action on both sides of the Libyan civil war comes a report that the rebels have requested a cease-fire from the Qaddafi government. According to Bloomberg: Libyan rebels called for a cease- fire as forces loyal to Muammar Qaddafi drove them back for a third day after sandstorms | Read More »
Let me begin by saying, though the date on this post is 4/1/2011, this is not an April Fool’s gag – it’s real. I. Fresh off claiming victory not over Qaddafi, but over responsibility itself, with its touted handoff of the war kinetic military effort to itself-under-different-name, the Obama administration is now swinging the guns around on those on whose behalf we have, until now, | Read More »
For Installment II in our very occasional “Tale of the Tape” series (click here for Installment I), here’s a quick, down-and-dirty comparison of the two wars to date. But first, this video really sums all of this up better than I ever could: Tale of the Tape: . Iraq Libya Name of Operation Operation Iraqi Freedom Operation Odyssey Dawn (Changed to “Operation Unified Protector” | Read More »
In Barack Obama’s Monday night address on Libya, which took place well over a week after he began waging offensive war on Libya, the president touted the fact that the U.S. military, which had been responsible or the vast majority of military action to that point, would soon be handing off the mission to allies and, apparently, fading into the background to let those allies | Read More »
Courtesy of The Cold Equations, here is a handy cheat sheet for dictatorial longevity. Country Prior relations with the US Nuclear weapons program US treatment of country Status of leader Egypt Allied Not significant Pressured ally to step down Permanent vacation Libya Moderately warm lately, despite past difficulties Abandoned under US pressure Bombs away Probably on his way out Syria Strained to hostile Not a | Read More »
Dan Nexon has pretty effectively summed up the “Obama Doctrine” as the “Humanitarian-intervention-against-militarily-weak-fossil-fuel-producing-countries-in-strategically-important-regions-that-are-also-located-near-many-large-NATO-military-bases-and-are-run-by-dictators-who-kind-of-piss-us-off-and-have-no-powerful-allies Doctrine.” That seems to sum it up pretty well. The only thing I’d add is that it also includes both parts of Obama’s key campaign refrains, Hope and Change. As in, we’re going to hope that change comes to Libya in the form of a new, non-Qaddafi government; we’re going to hope | Read More »
You might have heard that President Obama (finally) gave a speech about the shelling of Libya he ordered well over a week ago. Or, you might not have; he’s been trying pretty hard to keep our involvement in it out of the public eye, despite the US having the leading role in every phase of this “kinetic military action” except (1) decision-making, and (2) actually | Read More »
Exactly a week ago, Kevin Baron of Stars and Stripes wrote the following about Libya and the Obama campaign administration’s “plan” there: The U.S.-led coalition is slowing its bombing campaign over Libya and pushing the boundaries of a no-fly zone westward toward Tripoli, but it will not provide close air support for opposition rebels, its commander said. There is no sign, however, that a handoff | Read More »
Update by Jeff 3/20/11 22:15: According to Jake Tapper, it now appears that SecDef Gates is warning against setting any goals for this action whatsoever. How’s that for clarity and sound military strategy? Update by Jeff 3/20/11 18:10: The muddling continues, as it’s being reported that SecDef Gates, who initially opposed any action in Libya, is now opposing any action that would specifically target Qaddafi. | Read More »
It seems geography isn’t Andy Barr’s strong suit – nor is actual reporting. When covering Texas Governor Rick Perry’s (R) “sit down with reporters on Monday,” Barr reported that “the Texas governor incorrectly identified Juarez — located across the Rio Grande, and border, from El Paso — as ‘the most dangerous city in America.'” “After an aide informed the governor of his mistake,” Barr concluded, and “Perry | Read More »
America’s New Mother-in-Law enjoyed some proletariat-free time this week, taking a respite from her pressure-filled life by hitting the slopes in Vail, Colorado. At least, she hit the slopes in between her other, higher-priority activities: chowing down on short ribs, and inspecting “kids’ healthy lunches.” According to restaurant owner and short rib-cooker Kelly Liken : “[Michelle Obama] was wonderfully gracious and very much interested in | Read More »