May 30, 2014

Emptiness at West Point

Charles Krauthammer, National Review

The Associated Press

Is this how a great nation decides matters of war and peace — to help one party and polish the reputation of one man? As with the West Point speech itself, as with the president’s entire foreign policy of retreat, one can only marvel at the smallness of it all.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Barack Obama, United States, U.S. Foreign Policy, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan


May 30, 2014
Imagining John McCain's Foreign Policy
Timothy Egan, New York Times
The map of McCain’s wars is worth considering as a what-if had the would-be vice president Sarah Palin and her running mate in 2008 prevailed. McCain continues to play quick-draw commander in chief to this day. He said... more ››
May 28, 2014
America's 'Might and Right' Foreign Policy
President Barack Obama
I believe that a world of greater freedom and tolerance is not only a moral imperative; it also helps keep us safe. But to say that we have an interest in pursuing peace and freedom beyond our borders is not to say that every... more ››
May 29, 2014
A Time-Limited Foreign Policy
David Ignatius, Washington Post
President Obama's measured defense of his foreign policy at West Point on Wednesday made many cogent points to rebut critics. Unfortunately, the speech also showed that he hasn't digested some of the crucial lessons of his... more ››
While Congress continues to spar over a pointless re-investigation of the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, in the real world of Libya events have taken another turn for the worse. A retired Libyan general who spent... more ››
May 20, 2014
Libya's Slide into Chaos
The Daily Star
The chaotic situation in Libya shows no signs of improving in the near future, and one of the few certainties is the drift and paralysis that have overtaken a country blessed with huge natural resource wealth. more ››