"How can the United States and its friends and allies deal with an increasingly assertive regional power? Put more bluntly -- as the leaders will surely do in their private talks with Obama -- how would the United States respond if China should resort to unilateral territorial intervention in their own backyard?"
"The decision to do so was wise. The deployments are also a reasonable and proportionate response to Russia's own recent buzzing of a U.S. ship in the Black Sea."
In the Canada Free Press, AHS speaker Gary Schmitt discusses the recent meetings between Europe and the United States on the September NATO summit in Wales:
"An alliance with such a varied history in helping meet the West’s strategic needs is not something to be dismissed summarily. Yet the fact that NATO has survived the end of the Cold War and has been an important element in addressing Western security concerns, doesn’t mean that it will remain so."
In The Foundry, AHS speaker James Jay Carafano discusses Obama’s strategy for a post-Iraq and Afghanistan military:
"After battling Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, al-Qaida, the Taliban, forest fires, hurricanes and floods, America’s Army is now fighting itself."
"The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not ripe to be solved, nor will it benefit right now from yet another high-level diplomatic push. But that does not mean we should neglect it, and step back that much further from regional leadership."
In the Witherspoon Institute's Public Discourse, AHS speaker Jennifer Bryson explains how complex rather than single causality is the norm, not the exception, for terrorism:
"Complex causality is what we need to grasp if we are to understand how the interaction of multiple factors can escalate individual and group actions to the point of international terrorism."
In Defense News, AHS speaker Mackenzie Eaglen suggests that it’s time to try a new approach after 20 years of marginally effective QDRs:
"Now is the time to toss out the QDR and rethink the entire effort. The quick dismissal of the report may have appeared intemperate, but rejection was a long time coming."