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Republicans Should Beware Obama’s Advantage on National Defense

With the unemployment rate above 8% for the last 33 consecutive months, it is little surprise that the President’s job approval is only at 43%. An early October Gallup poll found 46% of respondents would vote for a generic GOP candidate … Continue reading

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Obama’s Gamble Paid Off, But It Could Have Turned Out Much Differently

“Gentlemen, I want you to know that I am seriously considering an attempt to rescue the hostages.” — President Jimmy Carter, 1980 According to media reports, President Obama had three options once American intelligence uncovered Osama bin Laden’s suspected location. … Continue reading

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Pakistan Is a Mess

Yesterday, The New York Times reported on Pakistan’s demand that the United States sharply reduce the number of CIA and Special Forces personnel operating in the country. Many of these personnel have been involved in the United States’ highly successful Predator … Continue reading

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