Osama bin Laden: Dead

Breaking News.

Military-Academic Conflict

America’s war colleges have some problems but we can’t close them.

Women in Combat: Changing Rules for the Wrong Reasons?

It may be time to change rules keeping women out of combat roles. But “fairness” isn’t the right question.

The Plan In Libya? There Is No Plan

It has become quite apparent that neither the White House nor our coalition partners have any idea what the path to an endgame in Libya even looks like. That’s not good.

Evacuations Ordered in Hawaii

The first wave of the tsunami caused by the Japanese earthquake is expected to strike Hawaii at 8:00am EST.

Obama Killed Cap’n Crunch

Cap’n Crunch is going the way of Joe Camel.

Frank Buckles, Last American WWI Vet, Dies at 110

The last American veteran of a conflict which ended nearly a century ago has died.

Somali Pirates Kill Four Americans

Four U.S. citizens on a yacht hijacked by Somali pirates last week are dead. American military have killed the pirates.

Somali Pirates Seize American Yacht

The ongoing saga of piracy off the coast of Somali is about to get Americans’ attention again, as a yacht containing four U.S. citizens has been hijacked.

Unrest in Bahrain Continues

The unrest continues as those killed during protests are buried. Plus some facts about Bahrain.

Defense Budget Cuts

Stephanie Guttman, author of something called The Kinder, Gentler Military, takes to NRO to tell us how easy it is to cut the Defense budget. She inadvertently does just the opposite.

Transatlantic Plane Wars

European subsidies have given Airbus a competitive advantage over America’s Boeing in commercial aircraft salesboein. The reverse is true on military aircraft.

Jesse Ventura’s Junk

Volokh Conspirator Stewart Baker wonders whether Jesse Ventura’s complaints about TSA groping making him a “wussy.”

George Allen Running For Old Seat

George Allen is running for his old Senate seat.

Dee Mewbourne to Captain Enterprise

Captain Dee Mewbourne, who previously commanded the EISENHOWER, will skipper the ENTERPRISE.

The Constitution, Politics, And The Eternal Hamiltonian-Jeffersonian Battle

Constitutional ambiguity is as old as, well, it’s as old as the Constitution itself

Constitution: An Invitation to Struggle

Like it or not, the U.S. Constitution has always been a political document, evolving depending on the players on the stage.

ROTC Returning to Ivies

The repeal of DADT may open the doors for ROTC to return to many elite institutions, if cost doesn’t get in the way.

Marine Commandant: DADT Repeal Could ‘Cost Marine Lives’

Marine Commandant James Amos is going all-out to keep gay Marines in the closet, saying allowing them to serve openly could get men killed.

3 of 4 Service Chiefs Oppose DADT Repeal

The commander-in-chief, secretary of defense, and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff all support removing the ban on gays in the military without further delay. A long-awaited Pentagon study showed no reason not to do so. But three of four Service chiefs disagree.

Joe Scarborough: Time For GOP To Man Up And Take On Sarah Palin

Former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough wants the GOP to stop kowtowing to Sarah Palin and her acolytes. He’s right.

Caption Contest Winners

The Props for Congress Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Caption Contest

Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

What Do Voluntary Mean?

TSA boss John Pistole has offered to give Senators a pat-down search so that they understand the controversial new procedures.

Jim Webb: The Last Of The Reagan Democrats

Virginia Senator Jim Webb is the last of a dying breed of Democrats, but his party may need him if it wants to remain competitive anywhere outside of a Blue State.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Reinstated, But Discharges Will Be More Difficult

The Pentagon has reinstated Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell under procedures that will make the discharge process more difficult. Which is good because it doesn’t look like DADT will be repealed any time soon.

What Is The Tea Party Foreign Policy?

The Tea Party movement doesn’t seem to have a coherent view on foreign policy. Which means that a Tea Party victory will just mean more of the same Republican neo-conservatism.

USS Cole Attack: 10 Years Ago Today

It’s been a decade since al Qaeda attacked the USS Cole, killing 17 American sailors. The perpetrators are still at large.

Commonwealth Games Highlight Wealth Disparity

Western athletes who’ve complained about the conditions at the Commonwealth Games are coming in for a firestorm of criticism.

What Gets Naval Officers Fired?

The Navy has fired fourteen skippers this year. Eleven of those were for personal misconduct.

Was Donovan McNabb Traded Because He Was Black?

A renowned sports economist argues that black quarterbacks are treated differently than their white counterparts.

Army Waives Uniform Regs for Sikhs

The United States Army has granted case-by-case exceptions to three Sikh soldiers, allowing them to serve while wearing beards and turbans.

Meanwhile, In Pakistan, The Floods Continue To Worsen

While American politics concerns itself with trivial issues, Pakistan finds itself dealing with a devastating natural disaster that could have real geo-political implications.

Pakistan’s Floods

The United States has promised $150 million in aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan. Should we have?

Army and Marines Fight Wars, Navy and Air Force Get Promoted

Of the U.S. military’s 10 combatant commands, only three are held by Army or Marine generals.

Tish Long Becomes 1st Woman US Intel Agency Chief

Tish Long, the new director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), is the first woman to head a major U.S. intelligence agency.

Like Beer? Thank Jimmy Carter!

A Southern Baptist Democratic president hated by conservatives is largely responsible for the rise of the American craft brew industry.

WikiLeaks Documents A 21st Century Pentagon Papers ?

Will the Wikileaks document dump give even further impetus to the growing sentiment that the United States needs to leave Afghanistan ?

Stanley McChrystal Retires

General Stanley McChrystal retired with full honors while being lauded by the Secretary of Defense.