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  • Bush administration's chemical weapons cover-up reignites old argument

    WASHINGTON -- The New York Times report that the George W. Bush administration discovered old chemical bombs and rockets in Iraq and withheld the knowledge "from troops it sent into harm's way" is an echo of the discussion over alleged new weapons of mass...
  • The objective of destroying ISIS

    Last Sunday, President Barack Obama's National Security Advisor Susan Rice was questioned on NBC about the American administration's war strategy concerning the Islamic State in Syria, the aggressive and messianic self-proclaimed New Islamic Caliphate....
  • Rachel Marsden: Political buffoonery is America's greatest security threat

    There are at least two things that the public expects the government to get right, even when it fails at nearly everything else: public safety and national security. The Obama administration has a responsibility to protect its citizens. There is no excuse...
  • The cancer of violent extremism

    "As we look to the future, one issue risks a cycle of conflict that could derail so much progress. And that is the cancer of violent extremism that has ravaged so many parts of the Muslim world." The cancer of violent extremism . . . I listen to the...
  • Obama's mixed messages on war

    It's funny how President Obama is always talking about "I" and "me" whenever it makes him look good, but suddenly it's "they" and "we" when mistakes are made.. For instance, for years Obama boasted about how he ended the Iraq war and how he withdrew...
  • Rachel Marsden: Obama's blame game underscores U.S. intelligence problem

    In a nationally televised interview that aired Sunday, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke of his director of national intelligence, James Clapper, the way a manager at a fast-food joint would speak of a grill cook who just botched a burger. "Our head of...
  • Chuck Hagel a petty decision by Obama

    Chuck Hagel a petty decision by Obama
    It's official. President Barack Obama has named former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., as his nominee for secretary of defense. Hence, we may be in store for the worst defense secretary nomination fight since George H.W. Bush's failed appointment of Sen. John...
  • Obama's mixed messages on war

    It's funny how President Obama is always talking about "I" and "me" whenever it makes him look good, but suddenly it's "they" and "we" when mistakes are made. For instance, for years, Obama boasted about how he ended the Iraq war and how he withdrew...
  • Timing a debate on war-making

    WASHINGTON -- Now that President Obama has laid his case before the United Nations for a concerted international war on the emerging Islamic State, if and when should the argument be debated in Congress? Obama legal experts have insisted that the...
  • Debates about war protocol hamstring our defense efforts

    Fox News host Bill O'Reilly wants a mercenary army to supply the ground forces in the latest installment of the war on terror. And it seems the smart set can't stop laughing. The Washington Post's media blogger, Erik Wemple, called it an "insane" idea...
  • Ferguson debacle should spark look at 'Rambo' policing

    Ferguson debacle should spark look at 'Rambo' policing
    Twenty years ago, before World Cup soccer invaded Orlando, then-Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary had a brain flash for controlling barbarians at the Citrus Bowl gates. He needed a tank. Well, not a tank, really, but a $139,000 armored truck. Beary just...