Republican Foreign Policy Debate Post-Mortem

I liveblogged and tweeted my instant, mostly snarky, reaction to the CNN foreign policy debate. Here are some more fully formed thoughts.

GOP National Security Debate Live Blog

I’ll be liveblogging tonight’s Republican national security debate over at RealClearWorld along with a solid team of foreign policy analyst

Fixing the Army (By Ruining It)

Thomas Ricks posts several recommendations for fixing the Army. Most of them are really, really stupid.

Syria and the Responsibility to Protect

We’re running out of excuses.

Republican Candidates To Europe: Drop Dead

Last night, most of the leading Republican candidates for President acted as if Europe was on another planet.

State Department Bought $70,000 Worth of Obama Biographies

Barack Obama wrote two bestselling memoirs before becoming president. Both of them are hot items at Foggy Bottom.

Don’t Judge The Libyan People For Killing Gaddafi

Should we be outraged over the manner in which Muammar Gaddafi died? I’m not losing any sleep over it.

Killing Gaddafi Doesn’t Make President Obama’s Actions In Libya Legal Or Justified

Gaddafi is dead, but it was still wrong for the United States to get involved in Libya.

BBC Reports: Gaddifi Captured

The BBC is reporting that rebels claim to have captured the ousted leader of Libya.

When It Comes To Foreign Policy, Herman Cain Is Dangerously Clueless

Herman Cain’s foreign policy consists of little more than deliberate ignorance.

The USA and the LRA

This is looking less crazy, less sudden, and less an exercise in presidential whimsy than it seemed.

A Certain Fact about the LRA

One thing is clear: anyone who tries to make cheap political hay over the LRA is a fool.

Who are the LRA?

Some information on Joseph Kony and the LRA.

Obama Sending Troops to Fight Lord’s Resistance Army

Obama is trying to get into Guinness under “US President with Most Simultaneous Wars”

Wall Street Journal Circulation Scam

Rupert Murdoch’s publishing empire is being rocked by a second scandal, this one a scheme to inflate the circulation figures of the Wall Street Journal.

Is The Chinese Economic “Threat” Overblown?

Are the worries about China overtaking the United States realistic?

Mitt Romney’s National Security Team

Ahead of his big foreign policy speech, Mitt Romney has unveiled his “Foreign Policy and National Security Advisory Team” which “will assist Governor Romney as he presents his vision for restoring American leadership in the world and securing our enduring interests and ideals abroad.”

Koch Brothers Under the Microscope

A major backer of Republican and Libertarian causes is under fire.

At U.N., Obama Says There Are No Shortcuts To Peace

President Obama explained his position on the Palestinian statehood resolution today, but one wonders if anyone listened.

Bush, Clinton, Biden Honor Flight 93

The short-lived national unity spawned by the attacks of a decade ago was re-kindled for a few hours as former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush joined with Vice President Joe Biden to honor Flight 93.

Are We Safer?

Measuring our progress a decade after the 9/11 attacks

Where’s Qaddafi?

Biofuel vs. Food

The Western fetish for turning cheap, efficient food into expensive, inefficient fuel is threatening the food supply–as is the European superstition against genetically modified foods.

Laura Bush Leading on Education and Internationalism

Steve Clemons highlights former first lady Laura Bush’s continuing work in promoting education and international engagement.

Atrocities Being Committed By Libyan Rebels Against Black Libyans

Reports are coming out of Libya that paint the Libyan rebels in a very unkind light.

Religious Extremism in America

What are the contours of “mainstream” religious thought in today’s America?

Success In Libya Does Not Justify An Unnecessary, Improper Decision By President Obama

Success in Libya does not make the American mission any less unjustified than it was on the day President Obama announced it.