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November 10, 2010

Defense and Security
Birthday Wishes to the United States Marine Corps!

The Corps turns 235 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. The rest, as they say, is history. I a…

Birthday Wishes to the United States Marine Corps!

December 23, 2010

Politics and Government
Obama at the Halfway Point

CFR.org just posted the transcript of an interview I did with Bernie Gwertzman looking at President Obama’s foreign policy hits and misses over his first two years in office. You can find the compl…

Obama at the Halfway Point

April 28, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The World Next Week: Will the Debt Debate Roil the Markets?

Floor trader Joe Quaglieri uses a phone on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 18, 2011, when Wall Street fell more than 1 percent as sovereign debt fears on both sides of the Atlantic …

Floor trader Joe Quaglieri uses a phone on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, April 18, 2011. Wall Street fell more than 1 percent on Monday as sovereign debt fears on both sides of the Atlantic and China’s monetary tightening hurt the outlook for global economic growth. (Brendan McDermid/courtesy Reuters)

June 17, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Is NATO Headed for History’s Ash Heap?

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addresses a news conference at the end of a NATO defense ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels on June 9, 2011. (Thierry Roge/courtesy Reuters) …

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addresses a news conference at the end of a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels on June 9, 2011. (Thierry Roge/courtesy Reuters)

June 22, 2011

Ten Whats With...Col. Gian Gentile

Colonel Gian Gentile. Courtesy of the Council on Foreign Relations. This is the first installment of an occasional series for Politics, Power, and Preventive Action (3PA): “Ten Whats With….”  In ea…

Ten Whats With...Col. Gian Gentile

March 28, 2011

Politics and Government
TWE Quick Takes: President Obama’s Political Challenge on Libya

Protesters rallying against the United States' actions in Libya, in Tucson, Arizona on March 19, 2011. (Rick Scuteri/courtesy Reuters) The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press just rel…

People protest in the streets regarding the United States’ actions in Libya, in Tucson, Arizona on March 19, 2011.

May 5, 2011

Defense and Security
Campaign 2012: The First GOP Presidential Debate

A staffer places the Presidential Seal on a lectern. (Jason Reed/courtesy Reuters) The 2012 campaign season formally kicks off tonight with the first GOP presidential debate. Fox News is carrying th…

A White House staffer places the Presidential Seal on a lectern before President Obama delivers remarks.

July 25, 2011

Defense and Security
Cyber Attacks and Pentagon Responses

2Lt William Liggett works at the Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado July 20, 2010. U.S. national security planners…

2Lt William Liggett works at the Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs

July 29, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Friday File: The Debt Debate Won’t End on Tuesday

Traders work on the main trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 29, 2011. U.S. stocks dropped for a fifth straight day after weak economic data and another setback on a debt deal. (Mike…

Traders work on the main trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 29, 2011. U.S. stocks dropped for a fifth straight day on Friday after weak data on the economy and a setback on a debt deal discouraged investors. (Mike Segar/courtesy Reuters)

August 12, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Friday File: The GOP Debate Meets Budget Math

Winthrop, Iowa. (Jessica Rinaldi/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Foreign policy took a back seat to Obama bashing and internal GOP sniping in last night’s Republican presidential debate. Rick Sant…

A farm in the town of Winthrop, Iowa. (Jessica Rinaldi/courtesy Reuters)