Andrew C. McCarthy: Alinsky Does Afghanistan, National Review Online

If there is one word that captures President Obama’s much-anticipated Afghanistan speech, it is “cynical.” Yes, the speech was also internally contradictory, counter-historical, and premised on fatally flawed assumptions about Islam and the Afghan people. Cynicism, however, is the defining feature of Obama speeches. This one was no different: from its use of the United […]

A Half-Hearted Afghanistan Strategy – by Michael Reagan

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The pitfalls of a publicized end date.

Standing with Obama – by Jamie Weinstein

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Why the conservatives should back the president on Afghanistan.

The First Assassin – by David Forsmark

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A terrific debut novel by John Miller of National Review.

Investors.com – Surge Or Vietnam

Afghanistan: The month before the one-year anniversary of his inauguration, the president has finally settled on the strategy for what he called a “war of necessity.” But leaving, not winning, is the goal.How often in history, if ever, has a British defense secretary slammed a U.S. commander in chief for indecisiveness? Britain’s Bob Ainsworth last […]

Obama’s Hedged Bet on Afghanistan – by Jacob Laksin

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The president backs a strategy for success – but with a political timeline attached.

Muslim Mafia – by Fern Sidman

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A new book takes us inside the secret underworld that’s conspiring to Islamize America.

Obama Bets Big on Brief Surge – WSJ.com

WEST POINT, N.Y. — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday a surge of 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, along with plans to begin withdrawing the reinforcements in 18 months — a potentially high-risk political and military strategy. via Obama Bets Big on Brief Surge – WSJ.com.

Fred Barnes: What Obama Needs to Say at West Point, The Weekly Standard

You can’t fight a successful war unless the commander-in-chief is fully committed to it. So President Obama’s chief task in his speech Tuesday night on Afghanistan is to make it absolutely clear that he is. This won’t be easy. Obama comes from the antiwar wing of the Democratic party that opposes the use of force […]

Harold Koh

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For the entire Harold Koh profile, click here. Selected highlights from the Harold Koh profile: Born in Boston, Massachusetts in December 1954, Harold Hongju Koh is an attorney of Korean-American heritage…. In 2009 President Barack Obama nominated him to be the Legal Advisor to the U.S. State Department. Koh is an advocate of transnationalism, a concept that argues in […]