What MacArthur’s Farewell Teaches Us Today

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How to wage an effective war.

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Obama’s Left Turn

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Why the president has abandoned the centrist approach.

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National Security Mush

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A strategy that isn’t a strategy.

The Generals

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

Defending the Indefensible

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Treating the Christmas bomber like a common criminal was a national security blunder.

Andrew C. McCarthy: Rigging the Numbers on Terror – National Review Online

It is welcome news that the Obama administration has reversed its irrational decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other 9/11 plotters in Manhattan’s federal court. So far, however, the administration has merely — and grudgingly — begun to climb out of this hole of its own making.The president seems more poised to move […]

Dems lack workable plan and retreat on health care – AP

WASHINGTON – Democrats retreated Tuesday from a quick push to pass President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, lacking a workable strategy to salvage the sweeping legislation that has consumed Congress for more than a year.”There is no rush,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said after a meeting of Senate Democrats. His comments came as […]

Fighting the Goldstone Report

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The Israeli army takes on a vicious UN libel.

Al Qaeda Burrows into Yemen’s Tribal Population – WSJ.com

SAN’A, Yemen—In nearly a decade of rebuilding its terror network here, al Qaeda has put down deep roots, a move that is now complicating U.S.-backed efforts to battle the group. Unlike other chapters of the global terror network, Yemen’s Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is a largely homegrown movement, with carefully cultivated ties to […]

Tucker Carlson: A moral arbiter for our age, Rev. Al Sharpton – The Daily Caller

You can bet that one of the first calls Harry Reid made after his “Negro dialect” comments surfaced was to Al Sharpton. Who knows what sort of deal the two worked out, but Sharpton quickly came to Reid’s aid, dismissing the majority leader’s gaffe as a minor blemish on an otherwise pristine record of support […]