Destroy the ‘Islamic State’

In National Review Online, AHS adviser John Bolton assesses the recent military successes of the Islamic State:

"America’s basic objective is clear: We must seek to destroy the Islamic State. It is simply not enough to block the group’s threat to the Kurds or other vulnerable minorities in the region." 

   

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Why Obama Should Get Congress to Back the Fight Against the Islamic State

In Foreign Policy, AHS speaker and University of Texas-Austin faculty adviser William Inboden addresses the Obama administration's accelerating campaign of airstrikes against the Islamic State:

"To their credit, the administration is now beginning to approach the IS threat with the gravity it deserves. Doing so will mean marshalling domestic and international support for the sustained campaign that will be needed to defeat IS, and requesting that Congress grant a new authorization to use military force is the most important first step in this direction."

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Why Nuclear Deterrence Still Matters to NATO

On the Atlantic Council website, AHS speaker Matthew Kroenig argues that nuclear deterrence will remain a crucial part of NATO defense policy for the foreseeable future:

"Over the past two decades, nuclear weapons have been deemphasized in NATO planning, but this should not be interpreted to mean that the Alliance has abandoned the core principle that a nuclear attack will meet a nuclear response, or that NATO will not retain the necessary means to deliver such a response." 

   

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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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