Category Archives: Defense

McChrystal’s Box

The Obama administration faces a crisis that has tested governments time and again: a general commanding a theater of operations who is not afraid to speak his mind or carve out his own direction. General Stanley McChrystal made his willingness … Continue reading

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What good is war anyway?

War is not the answer! –a popular bumper sticker “Violence has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it … Continue reading

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More ways not to prevent terrorism

Worldview Item of the Day Starting today, the Transportation Safety Administration will enact a whole bevy of new security regulations the agency claims will prevent terrorism on board aircraft. While the regulations will make traveling to the United States more … Continue reading

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Contract warfare

The internet is awash in a story originating from the Wall Street Journal about how Iranian-backed insurgents in Iraq have “hacked” raw feeds from Predator drones in service there using cheap, commercially available software. While this development is troubling, it … Continue reading

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Proof that Obama does not understand the nature of this war

The Obama administration has decided to order the FBI to Miranda-ize high-value targets detained by military operations inside Afghanistan, essentially extending constitutional protections over foreign fighters captured in combat and making their behavior and objectives a law-enforcement, rather than a military, issue. The Justice Department has confirmed the practice is in use. […] Continue reading

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