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Eleven Airliners Missing from Libyan Airport

Okay, this is most definitely not the kind of story I want to read eight days prior to the anniversary of the Twin Towers falling. Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and

Posted in National Defense & Security, Terrorism

Rand Paul Echoes Code Pink, Calls Hillary “War Hawk”

Someone please ask Rand Paul which party’s nomination he’s after. He sure doesn’t seem to be after the Republican nomination, or if he is, he’s going about it in a very unusual way, by embracing Code Pink-style isolationism, the same

Posted in Election 2016, ISIS, Rand Paul, War on Terror

What Do We Want In Iraq?

Does the Obama Doctrine buy us anything? For the record, I’m taking this as the Obama Doctrine: “When we face a situation like we do on that mountain — with innocent people facing the prospect of violence on a horrific

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Posted in ISIS, National Defense & Security, Obama Administration, Terrorism, War on Terror

War In Iraq, The Sequel

Early this morning, two Navy F/A-18 Hornets off the carrier USS George H. W. Bush attacked an ISIS mobile howitzer (howitzer: short-barreled artillery piece, with less range than a “gun,” but capable of high-angle fire to loft shells over an

Posted in ISIS, Middle East, National Defense & Security, Obama Administration, Terrorism, War on Terror

RE: Obama Administration Knew About ISIS As Far Back As 2012

My colleague, Conservative Wanderer, put an excellent post up with this title two days back regarding the facts of the case, and the Congressional testimony by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Brett McGurk. I haven’t anything to add to CW’s

Posted in ISIS, Middle East, Obama Administration, Terrorism, War on Terror

Re: Team O Seeks New Counterterrorism Authorization

No doubt this is part of the reason, CW. Even so, they really do want to repeal the AUMF, and they think droning people is really neat. I have never understood that, exactly, beyond the obvious fact they’re really, really

Posted in al Qaeda, ISIS, Middle East, Terrorism, War on Terror

Re: Team O Seeks New Counterterrorism Authorization

My dear TMB, this is just Obama using the gridlock to excuse not doing anything about ISIS since it’s come out that he was almost certainly aware of it back in 2012. By declaring the AUMF “outdated,” and expecting the

Posted in al Qaeda, Congress, ISIS, National Defense & Security, Terrorism

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