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The Classicist, with Victor Davis Hanson: “The Four Horsemen of World Politics”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, July 31, 2015

The four great national security challenges facing the United States.

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Jerry Shenk: Obama Ignores The Lessons Of History

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Mercury
Friday, July 31, 2015

The Obama administration has all the whimsy of “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” but none of the movie’s humor or intelligence. In the movie, to pass a history class, teen-age “time-travelers” meet and learn from historic figures.


Rational Security, The "What Happens In Aspen" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, July 30, 2015

In my humble opinion, this is the best episode yet of Rational Security. If you've never listened to it before, check this one out.

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Who Will Provide The Muscle For A Syrian 'Islamic State-Free Zone'?

quoting Kori Schakevia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

As the U.S. and Turkey begin clearing Islamic State fighters from Syria’s northwestern border, their ambitious mission raises a new set of troubling questions, chief among them: Who will provide the military muscle to oust the extremists and protect civilians sheltering in the new buffer zone?

Charles Hill and General James Mattis on the Iran Deal, Democracy, and Freedom
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Charles Hill And General James Mattis On The Iran Deal, Democracy, And Freedom

interview with Charles Hill, General Jim Mattisvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Recorded on  July 16, 2015 - Hoover fellows Charles Hill and James Mattis discuss the Iran deal and the state of the world on Uncommon Knowledge with Hoover fellow Peter Robinson. In their view the United States has handed over its leading role to Iran and provided a dowry along with it. 

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Bruce Thornton On The I Spy Radio Show

interview with Bruce Thorntonvia I Spy Radio
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Bruce Thornton discusses the seeds of the Reagan Revolution and the expanding role of conservatives and evangelicals.

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The Obama Administration’s Chicago Politics

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” Barack Obama is the first American president from Chicago. That fact will be the trailblazing Obama’s most lasting legacy.


More Weak Arguments For The Illegality Of The Iran Deal

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, July 27, 2015

David Rivkin and Lee Casey maintain in the WSJ that the Iranian Nuclear Deal “is unconstitutional, violates international law and features commitments that President Obama could not lawfully make,” and that “state and local Iran-related sanctions” might “set off a legal clash over American domestic law and the country’s international obligations” that could “prompt the deal to unravel.”


More Videos From The Aspen Security Forum

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, July 27, 2015

I posted a first batch last week. Here are the rest of the videos from this year's Aspen Security Forum.

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Sam Nunn: Deal Makes It ‘A Lot Harder For The Iranians To Get A Nuclear Bomb’

mentioning Sam Nunnvia Atlanta Journal Constitution
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Nuclear expert and former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Ga., is publicly backing the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the United States and other world powers.