How Does the Next President Stop Losing the War on Terror

I spoke to Cliff May who is the founder and President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies which he created immediately following 9/11. FDD today is one of the nation’s most highly regarded national security policy institutes. Kelley:  Do you agree with my assessment that we are losing the war on terror which, of course, is a misnomer? [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:05+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Islam, News From the Front, Presidential Election, Published Articles, Townhall Magazine, United States of America|Comments Off on How Does the Next President Stop Losing the War on Terror

The 45th President Will Need to Employ Smarter Power

Before Obama’s election in 2008, in the halls of American academia, among the deans of international studies, the concepts of soft power versus hard power had been well-established bipolar modes of operation by which America conducted its foreign policy. For the academics, soft power was comprised of diplomacy such as the offering of mutually beneficial [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:05+00:00 February 4th, 2016|News From the Front, Presidential Election, Published Articles, Townhall Magazine, United States of America|Comments Off on The 45th President Will Need to Employ Smarter Power

Forgetting What It Was Like to Live in a Free Country

A new Gallup poll concludes that Americans hate their government much more than they did when Obama first took office. In 2009, the burden of government was ranked fourth on the list of problems faced by Americans. At that time, seven percent of those surveyed ranked burdensome government as the worst problem they faced. At [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:05+00:00 January 12th, 2016|News From the Front, Published Articles, Townhall Magazine, United States of America|Comments Off on Forgetting What It Was Like to Live in a Free Country

Can Congress Protect Us from the Next Munich Pact?

With the Iran deal -- the JCPOC (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) -- now being reviewed by Congress, many of us worry that Obama and team will prove to be even worse negotiators than was Neville Chamberlain, the man whose contribution to the 1938 Munich Pact with Hitler’s Nazi Germany guaranteed World War II. All Americans [...]

By | 2016-03-10T05:29:52+00:00 August 7th, 2015|News From the Front, Published Articles, Townhall Magazine|Comments Off on Can Congress Protect Us from the Next Munich Pact?

The Bin Laden Papers Show Obama to be a Fool

Stephen Hayes and Tom Joscelyn recently reported that after four years of “fierce internecine battles and inexplicable delays,” the intelligence community released a few documents (roughly 100) obtained in the raid which killed bin Laden. This number of documents now becoming public is far overdue and paltry, given that Tom Donilon, Obama’s then national security [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:05+00:00 May 30th, 2015|News From the Front, Townhall Magazine|Comments Off on The Bin Laden Papers Show Obama to be a Fool

The New Axis of Evil and News from the Front

In my book, Lessons From Fallen Civilizations, I write: By 1500, the Sunni branch of Islam, administered by the Ottomans, ruled lands from Syria and Iraq, across the Maghreb to the Atlantic. And on the European mainland, it ruled all of Greece and the Balkans. By 1529, the Ottomans began their first siege of the [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:08+00:00 June 8th, 2013|News From the Front|Comments Off on The New Axis of Evil and News from the Front