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May 8, 2012 | Corner (National Review Online)

Is the War on Terror Really All That Over?

I am not sure at all that “we have killed most of al-Qaeda” or that would-be recruits in places like Yemen, Saudi Arabia, or Kuwait feel that they don’t have to go into al-Qaeda because a Mubarak or Qaddafi is gone...
May 3, 2012 | Washington Times

Obama’s Osama optics

Without a solid record, president scavenges for votes...
May 3, 2012 | Washington Times

An echo of regrettable history

Obama’s remarks from Kabul...
April 3, 2012 | Room for Debate (New York Times)

Afghan Leaders and Troops Need Time

It’s been a discouraging several weeks in the Afghan war, but we absolutely should not speed the pace of our withdrawal...
March 12, 2012 | Corner (National Review Online)

Bad or Worse in Afghanistan?

The latest mass killing by an American soldier follows a three-year downward spiral...After ten years, we have forgotten why we went into Afghanistan in the first place...
March 3, 2012 | Lawfare

CIA, Drones and Proxy Forces, and the Exit from Afghanistan

As drone warfare, targeted killing, discrete and discriminating uses of force through advanced technology become the new normal..., they will not remain in the shadows, neither will they be justified by some immediate exigency...
February 28, 2012 | Corner (National Review Online)

Resettling the Mujahedeen-e Khalq of Iraq

These steps offer a way to resettle MeK members and resolve an urgent impending human tragedy in advance of the looming April 30 deadline...
February 27, 2012 | Lawfare

Readings: Pir Zubair Shah, My Drone War

Journalist Pir Zubair Shah writes in the March-April 2012 issue of Foreign Policy. My Drone War: American drones have changed everything for al Qaeda and its local allies in Pakistan, becoming a fact of life in a secret war that is far from over...
February 18, 2012 | Advancing a Free Society

Good News From Afghanistan

This week something small but hugely important occurred in Afghanistan: their military leadership concluded an investigation into the attacks on U.S. and other coalition forces, and has made policy recommendations to their government to reduce the incidence of attacks...
February 9, 2012 | Room for Debate (New York Times)

Congress Needs to Demand a Plan

Congress should demand that the administration produce a plan with measurable objectives for what our mission in Iraq will achieve. We hold our military to that standard, and we should expect the same of our diplomats...