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Preserving a Strong Defense | 4.1.14
There is no better way to keep the peace than to be prepared for war.



Crude (Oil) Politics | 4.2.14
Let's look at some of the causes and consequences of delaying the Keystone XL decision.



New Shades of Army Green | 4.1.14
Washington is ordering the military to go green.



A Fight for Life | 3.26.14
Europe is ready to embrace euthanasia for youth.



Time for NATO to Focus on Fundamentals | 3.13.14
Russia's lunge at Ukraine is a wake-up call for NATO.



Mexico Needs Our Help
| 3.10.14
Is Mexico turning the corner or falling apart?



The Face of America | 2.1.14
“Let us place there,” Mt. Rushmore's sculptor wrote, “as close to heaven as we can, the words of our leaders, their faces, to show posterity what manner of men they were. Then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until the wind and rain alone shall wear them away.”


A Little Boy's Big Question | 12.22.13
Christmas morning brings many surprises. 
  



A Confused and Confusing Foreign Policy | 9.4.13
Secretary Kerry recently said that the administration’s approach to the chemical-weapons attacks in Syria “is grounded in facts, informed by conscience and guided by common sense.” It's a pity the administration didn’t follow that formula in crafting a broader policy response to the Arab Spring.


Silver Lining in Afghanistan? | May/June 2013
Afghanistan has an abundance of rare-earth elements, but does it have the institutions needed to develop its rare-earth riches?


Drone Wars: Risks and Warnings | Winter/Spring 2013
With unmanned aircraft beginning to dislodge manned platforms from the important role they have played in national defense since World War II, we are witnessing a revolution in the skies. This drone revolution promises many benefits, but there are also drawbacks to this nascent unmanned air force—drawbacks that few policymakers have contemplated. Just as drone detractors need to acknowledge what unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) bring to the table, UCAV advocates need to acknowledge the negative implications--constitutional, political, geo-strategic, geo-political--of drone warfare.