The Generals

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A new book tells the stories of four generals who changed the modern U.S. Army.

The Spender-in-Chief’s Fiscal Freeze Follies

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There are more loopholes in Obama’s proposed “spending freeze” than in an Olympic volleyball net.

Eric Kurlander: Empathy for Hitler? What in the World is Oliver Stone Talking About? – HNN

Last week the director Oliver Stone caused quite a stir when, in describing his new Showtime mini-series, “A Secret History of America,” he declared that Adolf Hitler was an “easy scapegoat throughout history… [who]‘s been used cheaply.” “We can’t judge people as only ‘bad’ or ‘good,’” Stone continued. Even Hitler was “the product of a […]

Andy McCarthy: Moussaoui Conviction Upheld – The Corner

The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction and sentence of 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. Enthusiasts of the law-enforcement approach to terrorism will undoubtedly claim this development as more evidence that their strategy works. To the contrary, I have argued several times see, e.g., here and here that we dodged a bullet […]

Security Theater Now Playing at Your Airport – by Daniel Pipes

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Is America willing to embrace the strategies necessary to stop terrorism?

Duck-and-Run Obama – by Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

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The Obama White House has become like a bad reality TV show.

The FBI Awards – by Lloyd Billingsley

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A Sacramento imam gets a prize while the FBI investigates a jihadist mole.

John Arquilla: Why is America still letting online jihadists run amok?, Foreign Policy

The five young men detained in Pakistan this week — like a whole new generation of jihadis — appear to have made considerable use of the Internet in their alleged approach to al Qaeda. Their story points out that, nine years after 9/11, terrorist networks are still not only able to stay in touch via […]

Carrots for Khartoum – by Faith J. H. McDonnell

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Now is not the time to reward Sudan’s repressive regime.

GOP erupts over Reid slavery, segregation remarks – Glenn Thrush – POLITICO.com

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-Nev. upped the rhetorical ante this morning by comparing opponents of health care reform to conservatives who tried to block emancipation and equal rights — prompting the Republican national chairman to question his sanity.Speaking on the floor of the Senate, Reid blasted GOP leaders who have urged Democrats opt for […]