Time to Challenge U.S. Assumptions about Terrorism, Security, and Iraq

In The National Interest, AHS speaker Michael Rubin calls us to reflect upon the core U.S. assumptions about terrorism, security, and Iraq itself:

"Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same actions repeatedly but expecting different results each time. Alas, without reconsidering the conventional wisdom upon which US policy has been based, the United States is destined to misread Iraq repeatedly."

   

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Heroism in Air, on Land, and by Sea

In The Daily Signal, AHS speaker James Jay Carafano reflects on the 70th anniversary of the battle for the beginning of the end of a Nazi-dominated Europe:

"D-Day offers an enduring lesson for all democracies. Equal measures of courage, confidence, prudence, and judgment were the right mix for winning on D-Day. It is the best formula for fighting for freedom—every day."

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Penalty Box

In Foreign Affairs, AHS speaker and Duke University faculty advisor Peter Feaver addresses President Obama's multiple rounds of economic sanctions on Russia:

"Washington’s reliance on sanctions has increased as it has developed more effective types of penalties and ways of implementing them... These penalties are designed to choke off foreign governments and companies from the global economy -- the benefits of which are getting larger as the world grows more interconnected."

 

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Paul Ryan: A Strategy for Renewal

Today at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Annual National Security Conference, Representative Paul Ryan addresses his concerns about American national security, a direct follow-up to the speech he gave in 2011 to the Hamilton Society:

“Jack Kemp used to say he wasn’t a hawk—he was a heavily armed dove. That’s what I’d like to think I am—and what we all are. We prepare for war so we can keep the peace. We constantly renew our strength so we don’t have to use it. And through it all, our goal is a safe and free America in a safe and free world.”

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The War We Won, and the Wars to Come

In Foreign Policy, AHS speaker Kori Schake reflects on the history of American warfare:

"To its great and lasting credit, our military has found ways even at its weakest points to adapt to these challenges and prevent our enemies from succeeding militarily. It genuinely dominates the entire spectrum of conflict."

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Welcome to Obama's War on Weather

In The National InterestAHS speaker James Jay Carafano analyzes President Obama’s telling West Point speech:

"Weather may seem an odd foe for the military. But for a progressive president, it’s the perfect choice."

 

 

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The Obama Defense

In Foreign Affairs, AHS speaker Michael O'Hanlon discusses what Obama gets right -- and wrong -- about foreign policy:

"It’s a lot easier to start wars than to end them. Obama’s explanation of how much it pains him to have American troops die under his command was heartfelt and moving."

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