Chairman of Joint Chiefs: U.S. Action in Libya Isn’t About Forcing Gadhafi Out; ‘Can’t Say’ Outcome

  Washington, D.C. – The U.S.-led international military assault on Libya could achieve its stated goals without forcing Moammar Gadhafi from power, the top U.S. military officer said Sunday as the bombing campaign continued. After a barrage of attacks by sea-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles Saturday, an array of U.S. warplanes including several Air force B-2 […]

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Why the No-Fly Zone Won’t Fly

As Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi’s forces ramp up their attacks on rebel fighters, talks in the U.S. of a no-fly zone over the country are intensifying as well. Washington needs to look carefully at the crisis instead of impulsively implementing a no-fly zone just to do something. Rather than giving the appearance of action while […]

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The Fairy Tale Stops in Tripoli

The fairy tale stopped in Tripoli. At first it appeared that Libya’s Moammar Qaddafi would succumb in short order as did the regimes in Tunisia and Egypt.  His support appeared to be unraveling as diplomats and high-ranking officers and even Cabinet members scurried to disassociate themselves from the regime that they had long served. It […]

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Estonia’s Love Affair with Ronald Reagan

While members of Congress, former cabinet members, long-time aides and assorted VIPs were celebrating Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday at the Reagan Presidential Library in sun-baked Simi Valley, California, I was nearly 6,000 miles away in snow-bound Tallinn, Estonia, a small Baltic country bordering on the former Soviet Union. As a Reagan biographer, I was invited […]

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Quartet to Push New Negotiations

Diplomats from the international Quartet – the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations – announced this week that they plan a new effort to push negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The PA walked away from talks with Israel in late 2010, demanding that Israel freeze all Jewish construction east […]

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An American Dream, A Jewish Nightmare

by Prof. Steve Hochstadt A new internet cartoon is capturing public interest by explaining the sources of our worldwide financial distress. Using a clever South Park format, “The American Dream” reveals the hidden enemies of naive Americans, and others around the world, who yearn for financial independence – the US Federal Reserve and all national […]

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