The Crushing Wages of Progressivism

(First in a series on National Security and the 2016 presidential election) On the same day, September 27, 2016, nine days before the first presidential debate between Clinton and Trump, a Somali American, Dahir Adan, stabbed nine people in a Minneapolis mall and an Afghan American, Ahmad Rahami detonated a pressure-cooker bomb in the heart [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:04-07:00 September 28th, 2016|blogroll, Civilization History, News From the Front, Presidential Election, Published Articles, Resurgent Islam, Townhall Magazine, United States of America|Comments Off on The Crushing Wages of Progressivism

The Flying Killer Robots and Psychological Warfare

The recent killing of the Taliban Chieftain, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, by a drone inside the Pakistan province of Baluchistan, is a striking reminder that we have entered a futuristic world where war is waged by flying killer robots and that we have witnessed a massive leap forward in the history of human conflict. Given that [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:04-07:00 May 31st, 2016|blogroll, Islam, News From the Front, Presidential Election, Townhall Magazine|Comments Off on The Flying Killer Robots and Psychological Warfare

If You Broke It, You Own It

At the outset of the first Iraq war, Colin Powell warned President Bush 41 that he saw no exit strategy for the U.S. if our forces pursued Iraqi troops from Kuwait all the way to Baghdad. He followed his warning with an admonition that has become known as the “Pottery Barn” allegory and is now [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:05-07:00 March 12th, 2016|Islam, News From the Front, Published Articles, Townhall Magazine, United States of America|Comments Off on If You Broke It, You Own It

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 | 2017-02-28T07:31:05-07:00 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 | 2017-02-28T07:31:05-07:00 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 | 2017-02-28T07:31:05-07:00 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

An Interview with Carly Fiorina on National Defense and Islam

In speaking with Carly Fiorina, I began by saying, “I’m worried about a knockout blow to the U.S. delivered by what I call the new “Axis of Evil,” that being, Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and their satellites. I’ve heard you say that on your first day in office, you would call Khamenei (Iran’s Supreme [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:05-07:00 November 10th, 2015|News From the Front, Townhall Magazine|Comments Off on An Interview with Carly Fiorina on National Defense and Islam

A Raid on ISIS by the U.S. and Kurds Portends Great Events

Last Thursday night, October 22, in a daring raid, U.S. Special forces teamed with Kurdish Peshmerga forces and attacked an ISIS controlled prison in Hawijah, just outside the now autonomous Kurdish region of Northern Iraq. They heroically liberated 70 prisoners scheduled for beheading on the following day after prayers. Sadly, a titan of the U.S. Special [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:05-07:00 October 28th, 2015|blogroll, News From the Front, Townhall Magazine|Comments Off on A Raid on ISIS by the U.S. and Kurds Portends Great Events

The Iran Deal Makes War Inevitable

In my book, Lessons from Fallen Civilizations, I developed a list of ten immutable principles which govern the fall of great peoples and which can be seen to repeat over the last three millennia. My Immutable Law #3 reads: Appeasement of a ruthless outside power always invites aggression. Treaties made with ruthless despots are always [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:05-07:00 September 30th, 2015|News From the Front, Townhall Magazine|Comments Off on The Iran Deal Makes War Inevitable

Train Attack Shows ISIS Continues to be Upgraded

Just one year ago, on September 10, 2014 Obama said that we would “degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS.” And while Donald Trump’s campaign antics, a plunging stock market and Hillary Clinton’s criminality have dominated the news, the horrifying global growth of ISIS continues. Concomitantly, many intelligence and military experts have publicly stated that they believe [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:05-07:00 August 27th, 2015|News From the Front, Townhall Magazine|Comments Off on Train Attack Shows ISIS Continues to be Upgraded