More National Security Articles

  • Iraq and the echoes of Vietnam

    A corrupt government that has alienated many of its people finds itself unable to overcome a growing insurgency in an endless civil war and expects a superpower on the other side of the globe to come to its rescue. That's the story in Iraq today -- which carries eerie echoes of the not-so-distant...

  • On foreign policy, are you Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton?

    Despite serving as his secretary of state, Hillary Clinton has had a few disagreements with President Obama on foreign policy over the years. To find out which one you're more like, take this seven-question quiz or read about the decisions below.

  • Why the White House and its critics are so far apart on border security

    The split between Republicans and Democrats over how to define a "secure border" has never been more apparent, as a massive surge of illegal immigrants crosses the U.S.-Mexico line.

  • House intel chief: Obama's blunder in Iraq threatens U.S. security

    The crisis in Iraq and rise of ISIS is the fault of Hillary Clinton's reluctance to engage in an Arab League debate over the rise of extremists in Syria and President Obama's failure to act against them for three years.

  • Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki tightens grip on power for now

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki struck a defiant tone about his hold on power even as he called for political unity in the face of a virulent al Qaeda inspired insurgency that is threatening to tear the country apart.

  • Administration: Bush-era law requires us to slow-walk deportations

    There's no doubt the Obama administration is already far, far behind in the job of processing and returning the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador who have illegally crossed the border into the United States in recent months.

  • Obama would have to change his entire worldview to save his presidency

    In late 2006, George W. Bush and Iraq were both in crisis, his poll numbers and the war he began both hitting rock-bottom, his credibility eroded by false reassurance and the new Iraq he had such a large stake in creating now on the verge of collapse.

  • Democrats don't debate; they distort

    Among Republicans, the debate over America's proper world role is vigorous. Sen. Rand Paul blames the current disarray in Iraq on George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

  • White House: Iraq is providing legal 'protections' for 300 U.S. advisers

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the 300 special operators the U.S. is sending to Iraq as advisers will have certain protections from being prosecuted for possible crimes if they are forced to defend themselves.

  • White House week ahead: The future of Iraq hangs in the balance

    The future of Iraq and just how far the President Obama is willing to re-engage there will loom over the White House for a third week as Obama juggles a mix of domestic, foreign and sports-related events on his calendar.

  • Amnesty won't fix the broken immigration system

    Tony Snow was dying. But the White House press secretary, still determined to serve his president, returned to work as long as his cancer was in remission. Many thankless tasks awaited the former Fox News journalist. One of them was brokering meetings with conservative leaders -- asking them...

  • Hispanics sour on Obama as young illegals surge across border

    What should Republican lawmakers do about immigration? That's been a simmering source of controversy ever since George W. Bush's push for so-called comprehensive immigration legislation, with legalization and enforcement provisions, in 2006. Most liberals and many economic conservatives argued...

  • VIDEO: White House makes push to strengthen border security

    The Obama administration said Friday it will take new steps to address border security, after a recent surge in the number of unaccompanied minors crossing into the U.S.

  • France thumbs nose at critics of its sale of warships to Russia

    A growing chorus of Capitol Hill lawmakers are urging France to scrap a lucrative deal to sell two high-tech warships to Russia as the country flexes its muscle in eastern Europe.

  • 5 facts about the new U.S. mission in Iraq

    President Obama's Thursday announcement to send 300 military advisers to Iraq to try to help the country's security forces beat back a rapidly advancing al Qaeda-inspired insurgency, has prompted more questions than it answered. Here are five answers to some of the basics: Who will serve as...



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

    Read More...
  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

    Read More...
  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

    Read More...