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  • To defeat the Islamic State Obama needs Clausewitz, not Alinsky

    In a recent column assessing President Barack Obama's judgment (after six years in office), the Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens asked, "What does Obama Know?" Stephens brutally concluded that among U.S. presidents, Barack Obama "stands apart is in his combination of ideological rigidity and...

  • Conditions stalk Obama's uncertain coalition

    A leader who can create and lead an effective international coalition must back words with action, and he must lead from the front, not from behind.

  • Obama's Re-WOT (revived war on terror)

    President Obama has a knack for repeatedly declaring peace. Now he is taking America to war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and its barbarian army of Islamist terrorists. The focal battlefield for President Obama's war on terrorists is, of all places, Iraq. In 2011, as he oversaw...

  • Vladimir Putin's goal is to reconstruct a 'Greater Russia'

    Events in Ukraine since mid-August demonstrate that the Russian dictator knows how to create operational and tactical options in order to achieve long-range, history-shaping strategic goals.

  • The Allies Invade Southern France: Seaports and a Race up the Rhone

    Winston Churchill disparaged Operation Anvil-Dragoon, the Aug. 15, 1944 Allied "second D-Day" invasion of Southern France. Churchill joked that he was "dragooned" into an unnecessary invasion. D-Day, June 6th, had breached Fortress Europe. A French Riviera "pincer" was folly. However, the...



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