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