Not Just Hagel: Navy Captain Fired for Questioning Obama Foreign Policy

James Fanell rightly questioned Obama’s “pivot to Asia” strategy. A better strategy exists regarding our Navy, China, and Taiwan.

Seth Cropsey PJ Media 11/26/2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s resignation under pressure from the White House is a drama largely written of Navy Captain James Fanell’s firing early in November.

Hagel told interviewer Charlie Rose […]

Rift widens between Obama, U.S. military over strategy to fight Islamic State

Craig Whitlock The Washington Post 9/18/2014

Flashes of disagreement over how to fight the Islamic State are mounting between President Obama and U.S. military leaders, the latest sign of strain in what often has been an awkward and uneasy relationship.

Even as the administration has received congressional backing for its strategy, with the Senate voting Thursday to approve […]

James Foley Went Looking to Support Terrorists in Syria, Instead They Cut Off His Head

Daniel Greenfield FrontPage Magazine 8/19/2014

James Foley was one of a new breed of activists calling themselves journalists. He didn’t travel to report on a story, but to promote an agenda. And the agenda was obvious from his Twitter feed.

Any human life lost is tragic, but a moral individual would have much more empathy for […]

Retired Intel Officer: Foley Rescue Attempt Failed Because Obama ‘Dragged His Feet’

Larry O’Connor The Washington Free Beacon 8/21/2014

…Thursday morning, [Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (Ret.)] appeared on WMAL radio in Washington, D.C., to discuss the ISIS execution of American journalist James Foley earlier this week. He told me and co-host Brian Wilson that the recently revealed rescue attempt led by Special Forces earlier this summer failed […]

Obama: I Have No Regrets About Bergdhal Swap Since It Was Chuck Hagel Who Did It

DrewM. Ace of Spades HQ 6/10/2014

Secretary Hagel, please report to the bus depot. Secretary Hagel to the bus depot.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel,  not President Obama,  executed the administration’s final call to proceed with the prisoner exchange of five ranking Taliban detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, administration officials told Congress today in a classified […]

Hagel: This prisoner swap might produce peace negotiations with the Taliban

Ed Morrissey Hot Air 6/1/2014

Members of Congress erupted in outrage over the prisoner swap that traded five high-ranking Taliban officials from GITMO for American POW Bowe Bergdahl, the only US soldier known to be held by the Taliban. Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel defended the decision to make the swap, arguing […]