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North Korean Missile Test Raises Questions About Why Allies Didn'T Try To Shoot It Down

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia Stars and Stripes
Sunday, September 17, 2017

The United States and its allies knew the North Koreans had fired a missile and tracked its path over Japan last week. Sirens blared in Hokkaido, and the Japanese government urged people to take cover.

Interviews

Kiron Skinner Discusses North Korea On Fox News

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Friday, September 15, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner provides insight on the North Korean threat.

In the News

To Shoot Down Or Not Shoot Down A North Korean Missile

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia NPR
Saturday, September 16, 2017

The U.S. military has multiple systems that could potentially take down a North Korean test missile. But despite dozens of North Korean tests over the years, including 15 this year, the U.S. has not taken that step.

In the News

Why Were We In Vietnam?

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Watching Victor Davis Hanson’s PragerU short course on the war (video below) elicited a flood of memories, of which that was not the only one by any means. I recalled the North Vietnamese Army tanks rolling toward Saigon in the spring of 1975. I thought that they contradicted one or two of the key talking points I had been taught by the antiwar crowd in the heyday of the movement against the war.

In the News

US Tags ISIS Fighter 'Enemy Combatant,' Reviving Bush-Era Term

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia NBC News
Friday, September 15, 2017

Almost nothing is publicly known about the American ISIS fighter who is now in the custody of the U.S. military, but one fact has already made the case extraordinary: The Trump Administration has declared him an enemy combatant, according to a military spokesman.

Military Affairs

Oh Fang, Where Art Thou? Xi Jinping and the PLA’s 90th Anniversary

by James Mulvenonvia China Leadership Monitor
Monday, September 11, 2017

As the Chinese Communist Party heads into the 19th Party Congress in October, Xi Jinping’s speech commemorating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army was notable both for what he said and what he did not say.

In the News

Let Us Now Praise Muslim Apostates

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia City Journal
Friday, September 1, 2017

Standing up to political correctness and facing death threats, the Muslim apostate writers Ibn Warraq and Ayaan Hirsi Ali have honored our increasingly endangered Western heritage of free thought, which includes the right—indeed, the obligation—to subject religious dogma to criticism and reason. 

In the News

Make China Responsible For North Korea

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Such a “grand bargain would effectively transfer America's dominance to China,” Hoover Institution scholar Michael Auslin writes...

Analysis and Commentary

The US And South Korea Should Conditionally End Large Joint Military Exercises

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The United States and South Korea (the “U.S.-ROK alliance”) generally conduct two major military exercises throughout the year: the Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercise in the fall (now underway until August 31, 2017) and the Foal Eagle-Key Resolve exercise in the spring. North Korea regularly...

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America’s Foreign Policy Crisis

by Bruce Thorntonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Leaders and voters can’t decide between isolationism, realism, and idealism. 

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