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Rand Paul’s Foreign Policy Ideas Present An Opportunity For the GOP

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul continues to challenge Republican orthodoxy on foreign policy, and that’s a good thing.

Pat Roberts Engages In Gitmo Fearmongering To Win Re-Election

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Facing a tough re-election battle, Kansas Senator Pat Roberts is engaging in abject fearrmongering.

U.S. Troops Returning From Liberia To Be Quarantined At U.S. Base In Italy

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The Pentagon has announced that U.S. troops returning from west Africa will be isolated for twenty-one days to monitor them for signs of Ebola: U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia are being placed in isolation in Vicenza, Italy out of concern for the Ebola virus, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. The soldiers being […]

Another White House Fence Jumper

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Mere hours after a gunman fired shots outside and inside Canada’s Parliament, another man jumped the fence at the White House, although this time the Secret Service didn’t hesitate to apprehend him: A man jumped the White House fence Wednesday night and was taken into custody after being bitten by a guard dog, officials said, […]

The Attack On Canada’s Parliament And The Lone Wolf Terrorist

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Yesterday’s apparent terrorist shooting in Ottawa reveals again a phenomenon that seems difficult if not impossible to stop in advance.

Nigerian Government Hopeful That Kidnapped Schoolgirls Will Be Freed Next Week

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The Nigerian Government says it is hopeful that the schoolgirls who were kidnapped earlier this year by Boko Haram will be free early next week: Campaigners calling for the release of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls have said they are “cautiously optimistic” about a reported ceasefire between the government and al-Qaeda-linked militants that would include the […]

F.B.I. Director Hints At Regulatory Action Against Apple, Google Over Encyrption

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Law enforcement remains unhappy about the recent changes that will make it harder to break into a locked smartphone.

Joe Biden’s Son Kicked Out of Navy Reserve For Cocaine Use

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Poor Joe Biden can’t stay out of the news. This time, it’s not one of his gaffes but one by his youngest son.

Report: Islamic State Training Pilots On Captured Syrian Jets

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Reuters is reporting that groups monitoring the war in Syria are saying that former members of the Iraqi military who have defected to the Islamic State are training pilots using jets captured from the Syrian military: (Reuters) – Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly […]

Another War, Another Pentagon Cover-Up

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A new report from the New York Times confirms the adage that, in war, the first casualty is the truth.

Turkish Forces Bomb Kurdish Positions

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The Turks have entered the conflict in Syria. Unfortunately for the United States, it’s not on the side we would prefer.

The Magnitude of the Air War Against ISIS

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The U.S. Air Campaign Against ISIS Is Much Bigger Than You Think

Speaking of Unnecessary Fearmongering

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ISIS at the Gates Edition.

Turkey Refusing to Fight ISIS Right on Its Border

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A massacre is about to unfold “a stone’s throw” from Turkey’s border.

Germany Promises Expanded Military Role But Its Military Isn’t Ready

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Germany’s new defense minister has promised a more robust role but lacks the ability to back her words with action.

US Marine First Casualty in Fight Against ISIS

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Corporal Jordan Spears died in a V-22 accident in operations against the Islamic State.

When Should Generals Resign in Protest?

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Elected representatives, not soldiers, make policy. But there are times when generals should make a stand.

Secret Service Director Resigns

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An inevitable outcome for the head of a once proud agency.

The U.S. Should Stay Quiet About The Protests In Hong Kong

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In the current situation, speaking out forcefully as some are demanding can only do more harm than good.

Kissinger Wanted To Bomb Cuba

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Newly released documents reveal that Henry Kissinger wanted to attack Cuba in the mid-1970s.

CDC Confirms First Ebola Case In The United States

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For the first time, someone has been diagnosed with Ebola in the United States.

Another Secret Service Breach Put Armed Man With Criminal Record In Elevator With Obama

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The security lapses at the Secret Service just continue to mount.

White House Fence Jumper Got Deep Inside The Building

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Last week’s security breach just became a lot more serious.

Congress Has Abdicated Its Constitutional Responsibility In The War Against ISIS

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Speaker Boehner wants to delay a vote on the ISIS war until January, but any such debate will be meaningless because Congress has already abdicated responsibility.

Obama: “They” Underestimated ISIS

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Apparently, the buck doesn’t stop in the Oval Office these days.

Americans Support Air Strikes Against ISIS, Oppose Ground Troops

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The American public’s support for the President’s war against ISIS has its limits.

CIA’s Stealthy Starbucks

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WaPo’s Emily Wax-Thibodeaux reports that, “At CIA Starbucks, even the baristas are covert.”

‘Khorasan Group’ is US Creation; It’s Still Dangerous

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The Khorasan Group is, functionally, al Qaeda. Or is it?

Weekly Standard Columnist Ends Up On TSA Watch List For No Rational Reason

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The TSA is up to its usual shenanigans.

Oklahoma Beheading Linked to Islam

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A fired Oklahoma worker beheaded a woman and was attacking another when he was shot. Workplace violence? Or terrorism.

The President’s War Is Lacking A Convincing Plan

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The Administration’s policy in the President’s war against ISIS has no coherent plan, and that virtually guarantees escalation.

Hamid Karzai Blasts United States In Farewell Address

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Before leaving office, Hamid Karzai is once again biting that hand that has fed him for the past decade.

Obama’s Coffee Cup Salute Leads To Latest Outrage Of The Day

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The usual suspects flew into outrage mode on social media and in the blogosphere earlier today when video emerged of President Obama saluting a Marine while holding what appears to be a Starbucks cup in his hand: Some are calling it the “latte salute.” When President Obama stepped off Marine One at the Wall Street […]

Pentagon Says Obama’s War Against ISIS Likely To Last Years

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The war against ISIS continues to silently escalate, with little input from the people’s representatives in Congress.

ISIS Wasn’t The Only Target We Hit In Syria Last Night

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ISIS wasn’t the only target of America’s air strikes in Syria last night, we also hit targets associated with an al Qaeda linked group that heretofore had not received much attention in the media: U.S. military forces attacked more than just the Islamic State in Syria on Monday night. President Obama confirmed in his brief […]

U.S. To Get Rid Of All Land Mines, Except The Ones In Korea

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The United States will be destroying its stockpile of land mines, with one notable exception: The United States pledged Tuesday to destroy its land mine supply outside of the Korean peninsula, in Washington’s latest move to make good on a decade-old promise to sign up to an international treaty banning the weapons. “We will diligently undertake to […]

Who’s Going To Pay For The President’s War Against ISIS?

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As we head into a new conflict, perhaps we ought to give more thought to fiscal issues than the President is to overall strategy.

U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria

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President Obama has opened a new front in his “war” against ISIS

Air Force Lifts Requirement For Enlistees To Say ‘So Help Me God’ In Oath

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Earlier this month, I noted the case of an unnamed member of the Air Force who had been denied reenlistment because he declined to say “so help me God” at the end of his enlistment oath. As I noted at the time, while this language is set forth in the statute that creates the oath, […]

Obama Must Be Honest About The Possibility Of American Ground Troops In His War Against ISIS

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President Obama is still insisting that his war against ISIS will not require American ground troops. He’s not being honest with the American people.

Israel’s ‘Secret’ Nukes

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Everyone knows that Israel has had nuclear weapons for decades. Don’t tell anyone—it’s a secret.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Doesn’t Rule Out U.S. Ground Troops In ISIS Fight

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So much for the President’s promise about ‘no ground troops.’

Iran And The U.S. On The Same Side Against ISIS?

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Iran and the United States are on the same side in the fight against ISIS, whether they like it or not.

President Obama’s Misplaced Trust In The “Moderate” Syrian Rebels

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After keeping his distance from them for three years, President Obama is placing much misplaced hope in the “moderate” Syrian rebels,

Does The Army Still Have a Race Problem?

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The Army brass is worried about its diversity in critical mid-level posts.

Obama’s Anti-ISIS Coalition Seems To Exist Only In His Mind

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Despite the President’s assurances of an international coalition, the rest of the world doesn’t seem all that interested in joining the fight.

Obama’s Flimsy Legal Case For War

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The Obama Administration’s legal justification for war against ISIS is laughably flimsy.

Obama’s Astrategic ISIS Strategy

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The plan won’t achieve achieve its stated goals.

Obama’s ISIL Speech – First Reaction

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The Global War on Terror isn’t over after all.

Before We Go To War Against ISIS, We Need To Answer Some Questions

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If the President is going to increase American involvement in the Middle East, he needs to address some fundamental questions first.

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