by | Jun 29, 2017

As any American of any postliterate age can tell you, the “Star Wars” saga has come back in a big way over the past few years in cinema. Furthermore, the Trump administration seems intent on reproducing the symbolism and political…

by | Jun 19, 2017

Facing demands to fire Donald Rumsfeld, his secretary of defense, in early 2006 President George W. Bush told the press, “I hear the voices and I read the front page and I hear the speculation. But I’m the decider, and…

by | Jun 15, 2017

America’s special operations forces — the Navy Seals, the Army Rangers, Delta Force, Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and so forth — have been a source of pride and inspiration, as well as disappointment, to Americans for generations. These elite warriors embody the hope of many for a means of achieving decisive and swift strategic victory in a short time and at a low cost in treasure, lives and limbs.

by | Jun 12, 2017

About a week ago, four Arab countries — Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates — declared an economic embargo on a fifth, Qatar, saying that Qatar’s support for terrorist groups was too great for them to tolerate….

by | Jun 8, 2017

Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas, who is Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, recently introduced legislation to reform the military’s acquisition process. I don’t relish Congressman Thornberry’s job, because as anyone who has served in the Armed Forces knows,…

by | Jun 4, 2017

Chicago Midway Airport. Some think its name comes from being “midway” between New York and the West Coast. Others mistakenly think it is named for the “Monsters of the Midway,” Alonzo Stagg’s legendary University of Chicago Maroon football teams, the…

by | Feb 7, 2017

Tampa President Trump’s criticism of NATO and NATO nations (which the Left exaggerates and distorts) is on point. He is not “against” NATO, and never has been. He’s just against NATO nations refusing to pay their fair share for their…

by | Jan 23, 2017

Now that our national nightmare — the perennial presidential horse-race — is interrupted, we have entered the two-year period in our four-year election cycle when we can actually deal with the realities beyond the media’s nose. There’s a lot of…

by | Jan 9, 2017

TO: President-elect Donald Trump Secretary of Defense (nominee) Gen. James Mattis National Security Advisor (designee) Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn CC: Director of Central Intelligence (nominee) Cong. Mike Pompeo Director of National Intelligence (nominee) Sen. Dan Coates SUBJECT: Restoring America’s Defenses Americans…

by | Dec 20, 2016

The U.S. Air Force is facing a serious shortage in fighter pilots. Out of 495 fighter total pilot jobs this year, there are 723 vacancies. As late as 2012, the number of vacancies was only 64. Beyond the pilot shortage, we also…

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