There's a Place for the National Guard

On the Heritage Foundation website, AHS speaker James Jay Carafano describes the invaluable service that the National Guard provides to our nation:

"The squabbling has to stop. The Army has to figure out how it’s going preserve readiness and essential capabilities until Washington comes to its senses and becomes a responsible steward of the common defense."

   

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The Real Middle East Crisis Is Economic

In The New York Times, AHS speaker Michael Singh addresses President Obama's recent diagnosis of the economic crisis in Iraq:

"It would be naive to think that economic growth will solve all of the Middle East's thorny dilemmas; but it would be equally naive to believe that they can be solved without it."

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A Line in the Sand on American Leadership

In US News & World Report, AHS speaker Mackenzie Eaglen discusses why voters should run from any candidate who won't pledge to rebuild America's defense capabilities:

"As the midterm elections loom, voters should keep in mind not only the price of American power, but the costs of American disengagement."

   

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Best Friends Don’t Have to Ask

In Politico Magazine, AHS speaker David Schenker explains why Israel's cracking into its U.S.-funded weapons stockpile goes unnoticed:

"Israel needed no such respite: It replenished its stocks in late July—prior to the ceasefire—by tapping into the $1 billion of pre-positioned U.S. war materiel known as the War Reserve Stockpile Ammunition-Israel, or WRSA-I."

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How to Win in Iraq

In Foreign Affairs, AHS speaker Michael O'Hanlon explains why air strikes might not be enough in Iraq:

 "For a president who has been intent on ending two wars and getting American GIs home from both Iraq and Afghanistan, a military return to Iraq would be a bitter pill to swallow."

   

 

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An Administration With Its Head Cut Off

In Foreign Policy, AHS speaker Kori Schake discusses why the White House is running around from crisis to crisis without a game plan:

"It's just not fun anymore to critique the Obama administration's foreign policy -- it's like picking on the Chicago Cubs. Except the Cubs aren't consistently bad and their mistakes haven't accrued lasting damage to our country."

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Turkey’s Pariah President

In Commentary, AHS speaker Michael Rubin describes Prime Minister Erdoğan's shady path to the presidency:

"Erdoğan is now unwelcome in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority, something no previous Turkish statesman had ever achieved. So much for the role of respected mediator."

   

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