Author: Greg C. Reeson

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February 3, 2008

NATO Must Reform or Become Irrelevant

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 03 Feb 2008

In 1949, not long after the conclusion of the Second World War, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was created “…to safeguard the freedom and security of its member countries by political and military means.” It has been nearly sixty years …

January 19, 2008

War on Terror Just Getting Started

Filed under: Featured Conservative,War On Terror - 19 Jan 2008

In the introduction to Strategic Forecasting’s 2008 forecast, Dr. George Friedman writes that “…the U.S.-jihadist war is entering its final phase,” and that “…the destruction of al Qaeda’s strategic capabilities now allows the United States to shift its posture…and enables …

January 7, 2008

New Year Fraught with Old Dangers

It is, of course, impossible to know for sure what dangers the United States will face in 2008. Russian aggressiveness, Chinese military investment, Pakistani instability, and the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are obvious threats that need to be …

December 26, 2007

Can We Stop Iran?

Russia’s recent shipment of uranium fuel rods to Iran has moved the Islamic Republic one step closer to having an operational nuclear power facility in the southern city of Bushehr, and one step closer to shifting the long-standing balance of …

December 12, 2007

Clinton, the Kosovo Problem, and the Next Commander-in-Chief

It appears increasingly likely that a unilateral declaration of independence will soon be made by Kosovo, perhaps as early as December 10. By that date, negotiators from the European Union, the United States, and Russia will have submitted a report …

December 8, 2007

What This Country Needs, it Cannot Buy

Those familiar with my writings know that I expend a considerable amount of time and energy analyzing the Iraq War and our nation’s fight against Islamic extremism. As a soldier who has served in Iraq twice, and who has witnessed …

November 20, 2007

Debunking Myths about the “Lost” War

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s April proclamation that the Iraq war was “lost” and the surge ordered by President Bush last January was not accomplishing anything generated a significant amount of debate about the conflict and America’s prospects for a …

November 2, 2007

The Iraq War is Not Lost, Yet

Filed under: Featured Conservative,War On Terror - 02 Nov 2007

There’s been a noticeable decrease in the anti-war rhetoric coming out of Washington lately, no doubt because there has been a noticeable lack of bad news coming out of Iraq. Each day, more critics of President Bush’s Iraq policy are …

October 22, 2007

Russia Holds Key to Iran’s Nukes

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,War On Terror - 22 Oct 2007

For years, now, the international community has been wrestling with the issue of Iran’s continued development of nuclear technology. Despite a history of deception and obstruction by the government in Tehran, the United Nations has made precious little progress toward …

October 13, 2007

Wake up America, We are a Nation at War

Some of the most interesting experiences I have had during my travels to and from the war in Iraq involved the necessary fuel stops in other nations along the route that would take me to Kuwait, the jumping off point …

October 1, 2007

Dealing with Iran

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,War On Terror - 01 Oct 2007

Strategic Forecasting (STRATFOR), a private geopolitical intelligence company based in Austin, recently published an analysis stating that the United States was attempting “…to make Iran feel isolated, make Iran fear that its foes are on the verge of using military …

September 25, 2007

A Pro-American Europe?

Over the past two years, there has been a noticeable shift in European politics toward the center and right of the political spectrum. It began with conservative electoral victories in Germany and Poland in 2005, and was followed by similar …

September 7, 2007

France’s Golden Opportunity

When conservative Nicolas Sarkozy defeated socialist Segolene Royal for the French presidency earlier this year, media pundits and political analysts alike speculated that we were witnessing the dawn of a new era in U.S. – French relations that had been …

August 22, 2007

The Iraq Surge: What Next?

Filed under: War On Terror - 22 Aug 2007

As the U.S. Congress and Iraqi parliament enjoy their summer recesses, reports from military officials and independent analysts in Iraq indicate that President Bush’s so-called “surge” strategy for Baghdad and al-Anbar Province is beginning to have its desired effect. A …

July 29, 2007

Understanding Al-Qaeda

Filed under: War On Terror - 29 Jul 2007

The recent release of a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) asserting that al-Qaeda has regrouped in Pakistan has resulted in a significant amount of debate about the Global War on Terror and the efforts the United States is undertaking in its …

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