In the New Cuban Missile Crisis Are We Now in Checkmate? An Interview with Peter Pry

I recently caught up with Peter to ask him what he thought about the new North Korean nuclear missile crisis.

By | 2017-06-19T11:11:55-07:00 May 3rd, 2017|blogroll, News From the Front, North Korea, Townhall Magazine, United States of America|Comments Off on In the New Cuban Missile Crisis Are We Now in Checkmate? An Interview with Peter Pry

Grief in the Disappearing Christian Middle East

On April 8, I attended a wedding reception where I was seated next to an attendee who felt the need to let me know my views regarding resurgent militant Islam were, in his view, misguided. Given that we all know about the Inquisition, the Crusades, the Hundred Years War and all the other myriad sins [...]

By | 2017-04-12T17:45:03-07:00 April 12th, 2017|blogroll, News From the Front, Resurgent Islam, United States of America|Comments Off on Grief in the Disappearing Christian Middle East

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

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

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

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 | 2016-03-10T05:29:52-07:00 August 7th, 2015|News From the Front, Published Articles, Townhall Magazine|Comments Off on Can Congress Protect Us from the Next Munich Pact?

President Al Sisi, Good Muslims, and Their Apostates

In the wake of the Paris shootings, the horrors visited by ISIS upon Syria and Iraq and the genocide being perpetrated by Boko Haram in North Africa, finally there seems to be an awakening even among the western mainstream media and the politically correct that there could be something endemic to Islam itself that accounts [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:05-07:00 February 13th, 2015|Islam, News From the Front, Resurgent Islam, Townhall Magazine|Comments Off on President Al Sisi, Good Muslims, and Their Apostates