Afghanistan Rules of Engagement Endanger American Soldiers

This is the most disturbing account I’ve read in some time regarding America’s rules of engagements in the on-going conflict in Afghanistan. From the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights: I’ve argued in Winning the Unwinnable War and in talks around the country that this policy is self-crippling and morally perverse. And the policy is […]

Honoring Our Soldiers

Memorial Day was yesterday, and it’s always caused me to reflect on how best to honor those men and women who have fought and died for their country. It’s important to get this kind of thing right—we don’t honor them for what they did for us, we honor them for what they did for themselves. […]

Technology In Defense of… What, Exactly?

The US remains fully capable of developing and fielding some awesome technology. Boeing’s recent Phantom Ray stealth unmanned vehicle is a case in point, and demonstrates why it would be foolish for any nation or agency to make war against us. Of course, that assumes that we’re willing to defend ourselves, which we’ve not shown […]

The Guns of Nihilism – On Obama and the Pirates

Seems like Obama wasn’t completely honest about his administration’s role in the recent pirate crisis. In The Guns of Nihilism, Ed Cline lays out the meaning of the crisis and America’s response to it: I freely admit to parodying the title of a great adventure film here, “The Guns of Navarone” ( 1961, directed by […]

Obama Administration Tells North Korea: “Whatevah!”

Via Little Green Footballs… Obama’s most important role is to act as Commander in Chief. And so, what does his Defense Secretary do? Declares ahead of time that the United States will not act against a foreign power’s threatening actions: Gates: U.S. Not Prepared to Respond to North Korea Missile Launch: The United States can […]

Indian Navy Sinks Fishing Trawler, Army Targeting Carpool Lanes

Oops: The ship that an Indian navy frigate sank last week was not the pirate “mother ship”, as first claimed, but was actually the hijacked ship itself, U.S. military sources told NBC News Tuesday. The report contradicts earlier claims made by the Indian navy, which said its frigate fired in “self-defense” at a pirate ship […]

Marines Kick Ass, Take Names

Via Power Line, some good news from Afghanistan: “A good day for the Marine Corps“: Michael Ledeen highlights this stirring account of Marines fighting in Afghanistan: FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan — In the city of Shewan, approximately 250 insurgents ambushed 30 Marines and paid a heavy price for it. Shewan has historically been a safe haven […]