The Empty-Headedness of K.T. McFarland

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by Jim Lobe When retired Adm. Robert Harward rejected Donald Trump’s offer to succeed Gen. Michael Flynn as the president’s new national security adviser (NSA), a variety of sources reported that the general’s real reason was that he couldn’t pick… Continue Reading  

Trump and Security Assistance

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by Seth Binder U.S. security assistance has become one of the major foreign policy tools of the U.S. government since 9/11 to combat terrorism abroad, but this assistance is increasingly criticized for failing to achieve its objectives and in some… Continue Reading  

Hillary’s Foreign Policy: a Liberal-Neoconservative Convergence?

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by Jim Lobe I received the following announcement yesterday afternoon.

Replacing Hagel: Obama’s Last Chance?

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by Robert E. Hunter Chuck Hagel’s sudden departure as President Barak Obama’s third secretary of defense leaves the chief executive searching for a fourth at a time when presidents have usually settled upon a smoothly running and effective team to… Continue Reading  

The F-Word: Plane Speaking and the Sequester

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by Marsha B. Cohen The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is a black hole in the federal budget into which hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars have been sucked and billions more seem destined to vanish. The most… Continue Reading