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Libya: Operational Success, Strategic Failure

Last week, Bloomberg’s Jonathan Alter posed a tantalizing question: “you think Obama’s been a bad president? Prove it.” More specifically, Alter challenged the president’s detractors to identify specific administration policy failures. On Monday, conservative David Frum responded to Alter’s throwing down the gauntlet … Continue reading

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Didn’t President Obama Learn Anything From the Birthers?

Why the Obama Administration is debating releasing the photos of bin Laden’s dead body is a mystery to me. First, there has already been a precedent for releasing photos of dead insurgents and terrorists. After all, President Bush readily released the … Continue reading

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Posted in Central Asia, Defense, Energy Security, International Security, Media, Middle East, Politics, Terrorism, War | Tagged , , , , , | 36 Comments

The GFI Fairy Waves Her Wand at President Obama (Again)

In the Army, every new commander had an irrestible compulsion to make his own, unique mark on the unit. The purpose of these new changes was to show he was in charge. However, sometimes the ideas new officers generated made … Continue reading

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The Die Is Cast: United States Attacks Libya

Unlike the war in Iraq, there was no lengthy build up or debate. Qaddafi has defied one United Nations resolution, not sixteen as Saddam did prior to the American invasion of Iraq. Nor did he do anything to deliberately attack … Continue reading

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