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On October 16, 2001, Army Special Forces entered Afghanistan by helicopter, the first U.S. troops on the ground there since the 9/11 attacks. Since then, thousands of Americans have fought there, and over two thousand have died. By almost every…

by Geoffrey Norman | Mar 12, 2018

It had been a long time. So it had to be satisfying — and better than that — for Tiger Woods on Sunday. He had a shot. Drop a couple of putts and he would have won the tournament. Impossible…

Vice Admiral Robert P. Burke, USN Chief of Navy Personnel Navy Personnel Command 5720 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38055 Dear Admiral Burke: I have anticipated writing this letter for more than a year. Like countless other veterans, I spent my…

It’s Thanksgiving. Alex and I spent it down at our fun club in Rancho Mirage with our fellow senior citizens. The food was breathtakingly good. It was a hot and clear day. We old people ate our roast beef and…

Each year prior to Thanksgiving I try to express the reasons for my gratitude in print. This year is difficult. The republic I love is facing new and formidable challenges. A hostile minority is so embittered it has adopted the…

The race hoax at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs has unraveled. The hoaxer, a black football player and prospective cadet at its prep school, is exposed and gone. Racial slurs scrawled across dorm whiteboards were fakes, the student’s…

Back in May, a television interviewer asked Defense Secretary James Mattis what kept him awake at night. He answered, “Nothing. I keep other people awake at night.” Well, that wasn’t quite correct. Mattis wrote an October 17 letter to the…

Kind people often ask me what I think of what’s going on out there in the big wide world. Some ask what my father — Herbert Stein, certified genius — would think about it all. I really don’t know what…

Washington Before he was elected president, Donald Trump told biographer Michael D’Antonio that his attendance at a military boarding school gave him “more training militarily than a lot of guys that go into the military.” As president, he has stacked…

In his February 28 speech to a joint session of Congress, President Trump proposed a $54 billion increase in the Pentagon budget for FY 2018, amounting to about a ten percent increase over this year’s budget. He also proposed to…

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