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When did it become legal to assassinate Americans?

For the first time, a U.S. citizen is being targeted for assassination as a terrorist. The Washington Post reports that Anwar al-Awlaqi, the New Mexico-born cleric living in Yemen, has been placed on a target list that makes him fair … Continue reading

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Stalin, Nixon bode well for Obamacare

Democrats can’t win for losing. With Congress likely to pass health care reform, now Democratic lawmakers worry that legislative victory will be a Pyrrhic victory that will cost them dearly in November. Washington Post analysts are already warning that Democrats … Continue reading

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Gay soldiers responsible for Serbian slaughter

Dutch soldiers diddling each other was the reason that 8,000 Bosnian men and boys were massacred by Serbian soldiers. Such is the professional judgment of retired Marine Corps general John Sheehan, who appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee to … Continue reading

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When is a fighter pilot not a pilot?

When he is flying a robot aircraft. Or at least that’s what the U.S. Air Force seems to think. Predators, Global Hawks and other unmanned aircraft are doing the lion’s share of the donkey work in Iraq and Afghanistan. The … Continue reading

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Please, not another turning point in Afghanistan

No, no, no. Not again. CNN’s headline says, “Capture may be turning point in Afghan war”. Does this sound familiar? Here’s the lead paragraph of a June 2006 Washington Post story on the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of … Continue reading

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They shoot generals, don't they?

The French Revolution had a brilliant idea for motivating their generals. A commander of the revolutionary armies who lost a battle was judged a traitor, or at least someone who lacked the proper zeal for the New Order. So for … Continue reading

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Fort Hood hero: White woman or Black man?

With blazing gun and selfless courage, the 5-foot-4, 120-pound female police officer stopped Nidal Malik Hasan’s rampage at Fort Hood. Sergeant Kimberly Denise Munley, mother of two and SWAT team marksman, leaped from her squad her and gunned down Hasan … Continue reading

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