By James Jay Carafano | 03/02/14 03:47 PM
Finally, a defense secretary who would roll up his sleeves and start getting bloated Pentagon spending under control. His name was Robert McNamara, and he and his "whiz kids" had plenty to fix. Each armed service had a different butcher's smock because they couldn't agree on the requirements...
By James Jay Carafano | 02/24/14 08:47 AM
It's no surprise that the military wants to take social networking to the Long War. Digital media tools have been transforming almost everything from how we pray to how we buy. It was only a matter to time before Twitter was brought to bear on matters of war and peace.
By James Jay Carafano | 02/16/14 04:43 PM
In 2007, then Sen. George Voinovich told the story of a young Czech soldier who wanted to visit some American veterans with whom he had served side-by-side in Iraq. He applied for a visa, but the U.S. consular office gave him an expected answer: Application denied. The reason? He had recently...
By James Jay Carafano | 02/09/14 05:26 PM
On June 10, 1988, the fairgrounds of the Tallinn Song Festival erupted in a spontaneous mass sing-along. And what the crowd sang were patriotic hymns. It was the start of the "Singing Revolution." For the next three years, large crowds of Estonians gathered regularly to belt out nationalist...
By James Jay Carafano | 02/02/14 04:28 PM
The Los Angeles Rams announced they were moving to St Louis. President Clinton gave Mexico $20 billion to bail out the peso. Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson married rock-n-roll bad boy Tommy Lee. And, the Index of Economic Freedom made its debut. It was 1995. This month, the Wall Street...
By James Jay Carafano | 01/26/14 06:42 PM
Last year, when the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill headed to the Senate floor, Jeff Sessions filed no less than 15 amendments. It was pretty clear the junior senator from Alabama was out to kill the bill. In person Sessions doesn't look like the bill-slayer type. Polite and affable, he comes...
By James Jay Carafano | 01/19/14 06:30 PM
Waves of enemy troops crested the horizon. The nervous young lieutenant turned to his trusted NCO and asked what they should do. “I don’t know about you,” replied the sergeant, “but I’m going to run like hell.” The Korean Peninsula was home to one of the Cold War’s hottest...
By James Jay Carafano | 01/12/14 05:57 PM
Gavrilo Princip was no sharpshooter. He didn’t have to be. His target passed just feet in front of him. Princip plugged the heir to the Hapsburg throne in the jugular vein. Archduke Franz Ferdinand bled out in his car. That single killing sparked a global slaughter. European security issues...
By James Jay Carafano | 01/05/14 10:49 PM
"Solutions to problems cannot be found in a pool of bitterness.” So proclaimed John Dennis "Denny" Hastert upon his swearing in as the 59th Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1999.
By James Jay Carafano | 12/29/13 07:11 PM
Americans will die on American soil in large numbers. So predicted the Hart-Rudman Commission seven months before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. No commissioner felt good about it getting it right. But the purpose of identifying "black swan" events before they happen is to give our leaders a...
By James Jay Carafano | 12/22/13 05:13 PM
In 1971, “George Harrison and Friends” took the stage at Madison Square Garden to raise funds for Bangladesh — a new nation plagued by disease, famine and unrest. Most Americans had not even heard of Bangladesh, but they responded to the need. On the night of the Concert for Bangladesh...
By James Jay Carafano | 12/16/13 09:22 AM
The lesson to be taken from the 1962 Sino-Indian War is that nations shouldn't wait for events to spin out of control before responding. Instead, like-minded powers ought to work proactively to keep the peace. Now is the time to take that lesson to China.
By James Jay Carafano | 12/08/13 06:41 PM
Christmas fast approaches. What better time, then, to write of Easter Seals. And veterans. Say what?
By James Jay Carafano | 12/01/13 03:56 PM
Jalaluddin Haqqani left a horrible legacy before he gave up active leadership of the Pakistan-based network of Islamist extremists he founded. Haqqani believed Muslims across the world had a duty to “offer themselves” to the cause of fighting the Russians in Afghanistan. And many answered...
By James Jay Carafano | 11/24/13 09:33 AM
It has bounced around the Senate for more than a year without winning ratification. Yet supporters of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities are back, pushing for yet another vote before senators head home for Christmas.
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