Posts Tagged ‘National Security’

Let Somalia lesson factor in war strategy

January 3rd, 2011

Published in Stars and Stripes January 3, 2011 Recently, a political decision was rendered on whether to grant a military request for an important weapon in fighting the counterinsurgency in Afghanistan. A similar request — rejected by the White House during another conflict — had devastating consequences. On Oct. 3-4, 1993, a raid to capture

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Assessing WikiLeak’s Damage To U.S. National Security

December 6th, 2010

Published in Human Events December 5, 2010 Concerning the impact on US national security interests, there are three absolute “knowns” caused by one of the largest leaks in history of classified US military and State Department documents into the public domain.  Made available by the international non-profit media organization WikiLeaks—a group catering to anonymous sources wishing

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65 years old and lost–the U.S. can lead world body back to democratic principles

October 22nd, 2010

Published in The Washington Times, Thursday, October 21, 2010 The World War II Allies recognized by war’s end a need to establish a world organization as a tool to “maintain international peace and security” – providing a voice for all members. Created Oct. 24, 1945, it worked well initially. By the 1970s, however, nondemocratic member states

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Sharia Threatens U.S. Liberty

October 11th, 2010

Published in Human Events October 10, 2010 Today we have an executive branch of government that has yet to correctly label the most serious threat to our freedoms that exists. We have a legislative branch with a somewhat better understanding of that threat, as evidenced by its action in July denying use to purveyors of

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Venezuelan Election Results: Calm Before the Storm?

October 4th, 2010

Published in Human Events October 4, 2010 Things have gone well for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez since taking office in 1998: He launched his domestic “Socialism in the 21st Century” program, touting the line “democracy is impossible in a capitalist system” and making significant changes to implement it. He pushed in 1999 for constitutional changes,

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Inspector Clouseau at DHS

March 10th, 2010

Published in Human Events March 10, 2010 In the 1975 comedy film “The Return of the Pink Panther,” the late Peter Sellers played a bumbling French police officer, Inspector Clouseau.  In the opening scene, while walking his beat, Clouseau eyes an organ grinder on a street corner with a monkey chained to his musical instrument. 

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COPD Letter to President Obama

February 14th, 2010

January 21, 2010 President Barack Obama cc: Members of the United States Senate cc: Members of the United States House of Representatives Dear Mr. President: We, the undersigned members of the Committee on the Present Danger, write to express our deep concern over the scope and nature of the Obama Administration’s missile defense program. Since

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The terrorists’ challenge: Catch me if you can

February 1st, 2010

Published in The Daily Caller February 1, 2010 In the aftermath of the failed attempt by the “underwear bomber” on Christmas Day to destroy an airborne commercial aircraft, an honest assessment of aviation security holds good news and bad. The good news: Since 9/11, terrorists have respect for the ability of airport security to find

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Terrorist Hurdles to Aviation Security

January 11th, 2010

Published in Human Events January 11, 2010 In an effort to blow up a U.S. commercial aircraft in-flight, a would-be terrorist faces three hurdles.  First is his successful passage through an airport security checkpoint without the “tool” of his trade being discovered.  Second, once onboard the aircraft, the tool selected for the terrorist’s mission must

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