Category Archives: Military

British defence U-turn of the moment

Britain for the past 60 years or so has been very good at having very poor defence policy, particularly in the air and at sea. The Ministry of Defence has regularly thrown big money at locally-produced weapons systems only to see them fail to live up to expectations, run vastly over budget, and have toContinue Reading

President remains undeterred by facts

Jonah Goldberg‘s latest column at National Review Online emphasizes President Obama’s decision to double down on his questionable foreign policy. According to legend, if not actual historians, Harold Macmillan was once asked what he most feared could derail his agenda. The British prime minister allegedly said, “Events, my dear boy, events.” Macmillan may never haveContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

New standardized test scores show mixed results for N.C. public school students. Terry Stoops applies his expert analysis to the facts and figures during the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Katherine Restrepo assesses the latest Obamacare enrollment period, and you’ll hear from Cornell Wilson, recently named as the first secretary for North Carolina’s newContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that North Carolina has not followed New York’s lead in investigations of “Big Oil.” Becki Gray’s Daily Journal focuses on the role of the U.S. military and veterans in North Carolina.

Politicians and the failing VA

Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute devotes his latest National Review Online column to politicians’ assessments of problems associated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If you want to know how far out of touch Democrats have become, consider that Donald Trump is starting to make more sense on VA reform than Hillary Clinton.Continue Reading

Making N.C. as veteran-friendly as possible

North Carolina has a major military presence, with installations such as Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune, and state government has focused in recent years on trying to make the Tar Heel State as friendly to veterans as it has been to the military itself. Ilario Pantano, director of the N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs, outlinedContinue Reading

American military losing its edge

Daniel Wiser reports for the Washington Free Beacon about disturbing developments involving the United States military. U.S. adversaries including China, Russia, and Iran are developing military capabilities that will allow them to compete with shrinking and aging American forces in the coming years, according to a new report. The report, authored by the American EnterpriseContinue Reading

Walter Williams pans political correctness in war

Walter Williams‘ latest column posted at Human Events questions restrictive rules of engagement for American troops in the Middle East. War is nasty, brutal and costly. In our latest wars, many of the casualties suffered by American troops are a direct result of their having to obey rules of engagement created by politicians who haveContinue Reading