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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. Great Fishing!

    The fishing results: no fish.

    If you think that is the whole story, stop reading right now.

    It was a busy day. Church until 12:30 or so. Get home, change, and take the boys to visit a friend whose wife just passed away. We couldn’t stay long….

  2. Don Surber says:

    Pirro Mania

    Charleston, W.Va., may be the heart of the 2006 Senate race — in New York state. Turns out the Republican candidate’s hubby is just as big a dawg as the Democratic candidate’s hubby.

  3. Five Simple Ways to Create Wealth

    An article from Money Central gives us five simple ways to create wealth (add to your net worth). The article starts by saying: There is no one road to wealth. But you can put the odds of creating wealth on

  4. Al Jazeera Taking The Words From The ACLU’s Mouth

    The Pentagon is trying to block the release of new video evidence of prisoner abuse at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison, arguing that they would incite public opinion in the Muslim world, according to documents unsealed in federal court in New York.

  5. Dadmanly says:

    Profiles: The CSM

    I thought this would be one of the harder profiles to write, but my Commander (CO), who I wrote about here, reminded me of a story from early on in our mobilization.

  6. Point Five says:

    Dean Apologizes for Not Exploiting Tragedy

    Howard Dean faced stiff criticism Monday for comments not made during his appearance on CBS’s Face The Nation on Sunday morning, the absence of which has ignited a firestorm among longtime Democrat activists…

  7. ABLE DANGER and the Phoenix Memos

  8. Top 9 New Cindy Sheehan Demands

    Even as Cindy Sheehan continues her vigil outside of President Bush’s Crawford ranch, she has released a list of new demands that she expects to have met by weeks end. The list includes a call for President Bush’s impeachment and

  9. A Frivolous Law Suit by The Wonder Twins

    Strange bedfellows in California

  10. HTML For Dummies

    “Giff” is now using another taxpayer-funded resource to attack the mayor, the NY City Council website. The problem with this strategy, Giff should have brushed up on his HTML skills before launching his web attack. Click Here to visit the front page …

  11. Newsweek – Breaking: President Bush is not a heartless automaton

    A couple of useful correctives to the Sheehan reporting today —
    From Newsweek, we learn that President Bush may not be a cruel, heartless, unfeeling robot after all:
    In emotional private meetings with the families of soldiers killed in Iraq a…

  12. Dickie The Turban, a Dissembling Durbin

    Image courtesy of The Washington Times
    Sen. Richard Durbin: Traitor or Liar? Or Both? Inquiring minds want to know.

    So, Dickie Durbin (D-state withheld out of mercy) had a wee lapse of memory, as did his Spokesman, regarding exactly what he said…

  13. I Weep For The Futility

    Israel Begins Withdrawal From Gaza Strip
    I heard Paul Harvey this afternoon refer to the Israeli presence in Gaza as the “occupation.” This article describes it the same way.
    When does an occupation stop being an occupation. An occupat…

  14. What Others Saw

    In contrast to the story being touted by the hangers-on in Crawford, Texas is on in Newsweek by Holly Bailey and Evan Thomas. It tells a balanced story of the meetings the President has had with the families of fallen soldiers. Acording to the story, …

  15. Moving Up in the World

    So, its a slower news day in Alabama with nothing being reported except the ins and outs of College Football in this state. So instead of leaving this day BlogLess, I decided to report to all of my 5 people that come to this blog aday (Thanks Mom!!) th…

  16. An Old Enemy

    At the Belmont Club, Wretchard mixes history with personal recollection…

    In many ways, the Imperial Japanese were the most similar enemy to Al Qaeda that we’ve fought before this latest war. Suicidally inclined, they fought to the death. In many…

  17. Girl, 6, unscathed after pet lynx pounces on her

  18. Iraqi’s Delay Constitution

    On the verge of an impending deadline to vote for passage of the new Iraqi constitution, Iraq’s parliament voted to extend the proceedings until next Monday to work out some key issues still in dispute.

  19. NIF says:

    Man-at-arms of Death

    Today’s dose of NIF – News, Interesting & Funny … Stupid Monday edition

  20. Bush Poll Numbers

    No President since Reagan has kept campaign promises, and ruled by conviction, rather than consensus.

  21. Deer Solution

    Know how to solve the suburbia deer problems? The Pennsylvania Game Commission wants you!
    Got ideas on how to reduce deer collisions and garden-raiding by whitetails in Pennsylvania’s urban and suburban neighborhoods? If you do, the Pennsylvania Gam…

  22. On Cindy Sheehan

    Living abroad makes a blogger less inclined to write about the latest and greatest political debates in America, the majority of which aren’t truly great, and all of which will lose their novelty in a matter of days. Among the stories I’v…