Military (page 33)

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    Hanson explores post-9/11 ‘mysteries’

    Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online explores the “bizarre collective amnesia” associated with the aftershocks of the terrorist attacks 10 yeas ago. Among them? “The greatest political turnabout of the age.” If one had collated everything candidate Obama declaimed about the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2011
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    F-35B in more trouble

    There’s talk of defense spending cuts. Such cuts may well be necessary but there’s also a good chance that they will have an impact here in North Carolina. Marine Corps aviation is a particularly vulnerable. The V-22’s current production contract expires in January 2013.  The situation with F-35 may…
    Michael Lowrey, September 1, 2011
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    F-22, F-35 Both Grounded

    Not a good time for the country’s latest generation of fighter jets. The F-22, the Air Force’s  top fighter jet, has been grounded since early May because of problems with its On-Board Oxygen Generation System. Simply put, the system is poisoning the men and women that fly the F-22.
    Michael Lowrey, August 9, 2011
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    Bolton for prez?

    Former John Locke Foundation Headliner John Bolton explains in a new column why he might throw his hat into the presidential ring: Adam Smith wrote in The Wealth of Nations? that “the first duty of the sovereign, that of protecting the society from the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2011
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    A new term for the Obama Doctrine: constrainment

    We’ve highlighted in this forum multiple examinations of the Obama administration’s foreign-policy approach, or the Obama Doctrine. Now Douglas J. Feith and Seth Cropsey offer that doctrine a name. Writing in the latest Commentary, they label President Obama’s approach “constrainment.”…
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2011
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    Historian Ferguson chides the Republican isolationists

    Niall Ferguson‘s latest Newsweek column takes Republicans to task for buying into an economic argument against battling radical Islamists in the Middle East. President Obama recently announced a new schedule for scaling down the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan. A total of 10,000 men…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2011
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    How about winning?

    Yale law professor and Newsweek columnist Stephen L. Carter is the latest pundit to draw attention to President Obama’s curious aversion to winning a military conflict: The president promised to bring the troops home, and he is carrying out that promise. But did we…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2011
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    The Nixonian Obama?

    If you listened to Rush Limbaugh’s program during the lunch hour Thursday, you heard “El Rushbo” apply one of Richard Nixon’s most famous nicknames to President Obama. The comment followed a television pundit’s mistaken use of the same nickname to describe the current president’s behavior. Now Mona Charen‘s…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2011