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

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

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

Kissinger Wanted To Bomb Cuba

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

Congress Has Abdicated Its Constitutional Responsibility In The War Against ISIS

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

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

Americans Support Air Strikes Against ISIS, Oppose Ground Troops

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

The President’s War Is Lacking A Convincing Plan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

Congress Ready To Abdicate Its Responsibility On Attacks Against ISIS

Congress seems ready to avoid having to vote on expanded attacks against the Islamic State

Airman Reportedly Denied Reenlistment For Failing To Say ‘So Help Me God’

It would appear that someone needs to introduce the Air Force to Article VI of the Constitution.

US Airstrikes Weaken ISIS, Strengthen Militias

Massive US intervention has for now liberated Amerli, averting humanitarian disaster. Another crisis looms.

Congress Must Vote Before We Expand The Attacks On ISIS

As talk begins of expanding the war against ISIS into Syria, it is becoming long past time for Congress to exercise its Constitutional function.

GAO: Obama Broke The Law In Bergdahl Release Deal

The General Accounting Office confirmed what seems clear to anyone who can read a statute.

Hillary Clinton Attacks Foreign Policy She Helped Create And Implement

Does Hillary Clinton remember that she was Secretary of State for four years?

The Case Against American Action In Iraq

Iraq’s problems cannot be fixed by the United States.

Obama’s Iraq Policy Is Open-Ended, Directionless, And Likely To Fail

President Obama doesn’t seem to have any idea what he wants to do in Iraq.

U.S. Airstrikes Hit ISIS In Northern Iraq

For the second time in just over ten years, the United States is involved in military action in Iraq.

Viet Xuan Luong Becomes First Vietnamese-American General

Viet Xuan Luong pins on a brigadier general’s star today, becoming the first Vietnamese-American officer to achieve that rank.

GOP Congressman: DREAMers Cannot Be Trusted To Serve In The Military

Once again, Republicans demonstrate why they have problems with Latino voters.

In Defense of Professional Military Education

My latest for RealClearDefense: “Senator Walsh’s Unrepresentative Black Mark on Professional Military Education”

Military Enlistment Rates by State and Region

The South and Southwest have a much higher military enlistment rate than the Northeast.

Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, addresses a crowd of U.S. Marines and Sailors at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan Dec. 23. Amos expressed his admiration to the service members for their accomplishments and dedication to supporting the ongoing counterisurgency mission, especially while deployed during the holiday season. Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, addresses a crowd of U.S. Marines and Sailors at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan Dec. 23. Amos expressed his admiration to the service members for their accomplishments and dedication to supporting the ongoing counterisurgency mission, especially while deployed during the holiday season.

The Commandant Didn’t Say What Everyone Says He Said

My latest for War on the Rocks: “Don’t Believe Everything You Read in the Papers.”

Sending Europe Mixed Messages

My latest for The National Interest, “Europe’s Free Ride on the American-Defense Gravy Train,” has posted.

Law Enforcement or War? Both!

My latest collaboration with Butch Bracknell, “Ahmed Abu Khattala and the Miranda-Rights Question,” has posted in The National Interest.

SOCOM Chief’s Rise Not Swift At All

And odd report from Washington Post and Stars and Stripes.

President Obama’s Plan To Arm “Moderate” Syrian Rebels Is A Bad Idea

For some reason, President Obama wants to arm so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels.

ISIS Threatening To Open A New Front In Lebanon

Is ISIS about to make the situation in the Levant even worse?

Viewing the Sinclair Sexual Assault Case Dispassionately

My latest for The Hill, co-authored with Butch Bracknell: “Explaining the Sinclair demotion.”

Rand Paul, Dick Cheney, And The Foreign Policy Battle Inside The GOP

The Kentucky Senator and former Vice-President are at the front of a battle that will unfold inside the GOP as we head toward 2016.