War

ISIL is Not America’s War: Other Countries Should Fight Islamic State

Obama said he won’t introduce ground forces for combat against ISIL.  But airstrikes are no panacea.  The president will face pressure to escalate if his initial efforts fall short.

Obama’s ISIS Strategy Isn’t Reality Based

Angelo Codevilla, The Federalist

President Obama’s response to ISIS is another example of how our ruling class couples their illusions with whatever they find it convenient to do.

Libertarian Hawks

David French, National Review

They see the Islamic State as a threat to the U.S., and they support military action. Attorney and Iraq War veteran David French believes Libertarian-minded Americans are more than ready to defeat our enemies.

How Not to Lead the U.S. in World Affairs

David Corbin and Matt Parks, The Federalist

Now that Senate Repubs. have helped repel the Senate Dems’ war on free political speech, they should move on to another important task–helping to guide the American ship of state abroad, using the moral and political compass given to them by our Founding Fathers.

ISIS Leads JMcCain to Reverse on Amnesty Urgency

Tony Lee, Breitbart

After urging nat'l Repubs. not to make illegal immigration an issue in the midterms, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Weds. warned that ISIS is trying to exploit the porous U.S.-Mexico border to carry out terrorists attacks on American soil. 

Petition to Congress: No Blank Checks For Obama's Middle East War

No Blank Checks For Obama’s Middle East War!

To: U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, and All Members of the House and Senate Republican Conferences

Waging War Is a Decision for Congress Alone

Andrew Napolitano, Reason.com

If the political class ignores James Madison's warnings, it will do so at its peril.

The Sensible And Constitutional Rand Paul Perspective On The Islamic State

Senator Rand Paul is asking the essential question about our national security policy toward the Islamic State: Has what we’ve been doing worked or not worked? And such a debate and look at results is what the DC national security establishment and the war hawks on both sides of the aisle, such as Hillary Clinton and John McCain, can’t abide.

This Means War!

Rep. Frank Wolf sees the threat to our national security posed by the Islamic State as being so dire that he is taking the unprecedented step of introducing what amounts to a Declaration of War, without a presidential request. This would be a step it appears Congress has taken only once in the 226-year life of the Republic.

Republicans Should Offer Real Alternative To War Hawk Hillary Clinton in 2016

The only exception to Washington’s bomb, invade, and occupy consensus is Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.  He stands alone advocating a foreign policy which reflects the bitter, bloody lessons of recent years.

Inhofe: ISIS Rapidly Developing A Method of Blowing Up Major US City

Breitbart TV

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), the highest-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, told Oklahoma City FOX affiliate KOKH 25 that because of the threat of groups like ISIS “we're in the most dangerous position we've ever been in as a nation.” 

Obama’s New Containment Policy vs. Reagan’s Doctrine of “We Win, They Lose”

If Obama’s policy of “containment” of the Islamic State prevails, then we have just witnessed the first battles in a long war that will last until a President with Ronald Reagan’s courage stands up and decides that we win and they lose.

US Expands Iraq Air Campaign

Thomson/Reuters Staff

The White House on Sunday said Obama had informed Congress he authorized U.S. air strikes in Iraq to help retake control of the Mosul Dam, and that the action was consistent with his goal of protecting U.S. citizens in that country.

Ron Paul Was Right: Obama Must Go To Congress Before Military Action In Iraq

Ron Paul was right. Congress must stop abdicating its war powers responsibility and force Obama to get congressional approval for any military action in Iraq.

What’s Obama’s Strategy As U.S. Inches Into Another Iraq War?

It appears that Obama is pursuing a two part strategy that involves much more than air drops of humanitarian relief, but no one really knows how deeply into the Middle East's savage religious war Obama plans to take us.

From Our What Could Wrong Department: Pilot-Free Computer Controlled Combat Aircraft

The cycle of invention, skepticism, resistance, and adaptation continues  but in previous arms races it did not bring with it the threat that the systems we invented could turn upon their inventors.

Reagan Scholar Dissects Obama Defense Policy

Reagan scholar Dr. Kiron K. Skinner says the absence of a strategy is why President Obama’s recent speech at West Point fell flat for many Democrats and Republicans. As a warning to adversaries, it lacked credibility.

China Should Bury Mao Zedong, the Greatest Mass Murderer in History

Maoism is dead. However, the Chinese people remain in chains, though their fetters now are gold and silver.

Most R's Align W/ Rand Paul's Foreign Policy

Emily Hulsey, Independent Journal Review

According to recent surveys, it's apparent that a large number of Repubs. feel that our country’s two most recent wars were mistakes and that America is too involved in world affairs. That sounds uncannily like something Rand Paul would say.

Century Old Terrorists Still Creating Wars From Iraq To Ukraine

A century ago one of America’s most disastrous presidents, the haughty, sanctimonious, and egotistical Woodrow Wilson, imagined himself as God’s anointed to bring peace to the earth. The problems created by Wilson are still with us.