The Dangerous Seduction of Drones

The Dangerous Seduction of Drones

Senior Obama administration officials say our government is sharply scaling back its drone strikes in Pakistan. That’s a step in the right direction. It would be even better if the entire U.S. program of targeted killings in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia were...
Rep. Gohmert Wins Nincompoop Roundup

Rep. Gohmert Wins Nincompoop Roundup

My state of Texas seems to have an inordinate share of nincompoops in public office. But it’s only fair that office holders from other states be considered before deciding which one is the nincompoopiest of all. Give credit to Pennsylvania, for example, whose...
Plain Old Murder

Plain Old Murder

Drones are President Barack Obama‚Äôs weapon of choice in the War on Terror. Since taking office, he has ordered over 280 drone strikes in Pakistan alone. That’s more than eight times as many as George W. Bush authorized and doesn’t even count the scores of...
Washington’s Dangerous New Military Strategy

Washington’s Dangerous New Military Strategy

The Iraq War was a disaster, so the United States needs a new foreign policy. Instead of invading foreign countries with tens of thousands of troops and trying to occupy and control the political process, President Barack Obama has embraced a new foreign military...
Al-Qaeda Lost the Battle Long Ago

Al-Qaeda Lost the Battle Long Ago

Osama bin Laden didn’t live to see the 10th anniversary of September 11. And his organization, according to many U.S. government insiders, is on its last legs since his death at the hands of U.S. Special Forces in May. “We’re within reach of...
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