Archive for June 2014

Mali, Iraq and a 21st Century U.S. Foreign Policy

A small, but violent group of radical Islamists emerge from remote desert enclaves to join forces with aggrieved locals and┬ácapture large swaths of land while taking control of large, historic cities. That statement is not only a summary of recent events in Iraq, but also of nearly identical events that unfolded in the central African... Read more »

We Deserve an Explanation from President Obama on Prisoner Swap

One of my pet peeves about President Obama is his lack of formal communication with the American public. Social media posts and viral videos mixed in with short afternoon press briefings are not sufficient for a sitting President. Occasionally, the American people want to hear from their Commander-in-Chief in a time of war outside of... Read more »