Author: Greg C. Reeson

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November 5, 2008

Syria: Next Target in the War on Terror?

Filed under: War On Terror - 05 Nov 2008

Last weekend, U.S. military forces conducted a raid inside Syrian territory in an attempt to capture or kill the leader of a network that funneled foreign fighters, weapons, and money into Iraq to combat coalition and Iraqi forces. In early …

October 18, 2008

NATO is Dying in Afghanistan

The United States is asking its allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to cough up more military forces for the war in Afghanistan. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates just finished making the rounds at a two-day conference of NATO …

September 25, 2008

The War in Pakistan

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,War On Terror - 25 Sep 2008

The U.S. – Pakistan relationship is in crisis. Tensions continue to mount between the Bush Administration and a fractured Pakistani government over violations of Pakistan’s sovereignty by American military forces, and Pakistan’s commitment to the war on terror is growing …

September 9, 2008

Iraq Highlights McCain’s Strength, Obama’s Weakness

The New York Times ran an article September 3rd citing campaign aides as saying the McCain campaign would focus on U.S. successes in Iraq, particularly in the once troubled Anbar Province, as it heads into the final stretch of the …

August 30, 2008

Reality Dictates Conditions-Based Iraq Timetable

An increasing number of reports coming out of Iraq indicate that the United States and the Maliki government are close to completing an agreement for the continued presence of U.S. forces. Reuters even reported August 25 that Prime Minister Maliki, …

August 23, 2008

Russia’s Georgian Message: “We’re Back”

Late in the day on August 7, Georgian military forces entered the breakaway republic of South Ossetia in Georgia’s north central region in an effort to reclaim control of the hotly contested province. Less than 48 hours later, Russian troops …

August 2, 2008

Obama’s Iran Challenge

As he neared the end of his much-heralded “fact-finding” tour of the Middle East and Europe late last week, Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama called on Iran to quickly agree to international demands to freeze its uranium enrichment …

July 6, 2008

Iran Respects Strength, Not Weakness

Filed under: War On Terror - 06 Jul 2008

As the November presidential election draws near, the issue of Iran’s nuclear program will undoubtedly be thrust to the forefront of the candidates’ debate. Senator Obama has advocated direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without any preconditions whatsoever.

June 15, 2008

The Obama Referendum

This past weekend on Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume remarked that the upcoming presidential election had little to do with John McCain and was instead a referendum on the Democratic nominee, Senator Barack Obama. Is the country ready for an …

May 22, 2008

Renewing our Focus on Afghanistan

Over the past few months, several factors have contributed to what appears to be a renewed focus by the Bush administration on the war in Afghanistan. Of course, the ongoing violence in Iraq is still center stage at the White …

April 24, 2008

Carter, Hamas, and Negotiating with Terrorists

Former President Jimmy Carter raised more than a few eyebrows with his Middle East excursion for talks with leaders of the terrorist group Hamas. Many articles have been written about Carter’s motives, his hidden agenda, his bias against Israel, and …

March 31, 2008

Iraq and Afghanistan: Counting our War Dead

In mid-2006, the media was obsessed with the fact that the number of U.S. casualties in Iraq had reached 2,500, a number repeatedly referred to as a “grim milestone” and a “tragic benchmark.” By the end of that year, the …

March 27, 2008

Iraq Was, and Is, Part of the War on Terror

Filed under: Featured Conservative,War On Terror - 27 Mar 2008

You’ve heard them say it over and over again. Certain congressional leaders and presidential candidates repeating the mantra for audiences around the country: “Iraq is not part of the war on terror.” “The real terrorists are in Afghanistan.” “By going …

March 8, 2008

Dealing with a Resurgent Russia

On Sunday, March 2, Russian voters went to the polls and overwhelmingly elected First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to succeed Vladimir Putin as president of Russia. Of course, the election was a farce by western standards. Medvedev was handpicked …

February 20, 2008

The Politics of Withdrawal

Filed under: The Democrats,War On Terror - 20 Feb 2008

Almost as soon as Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced his inclination to support a “pause” in Iraq troop withdrawals this summer, the campaign teams of the two contenders for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, Senators Obama and Clinton, …

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