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 […]

Expert: First words of Bergdahl’s father at White House were Arabic, claiming it 'for Islam'

Allen West 6/2/2014

Clare Lopez is a former CIA operations officer, a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East, national defense, WMD, and counterterrorism issues, and a friend of mine.

She emailed me this morning a very poignant analysis that only someone knowing language and Islam could ascertain. She wrote:

“What […]

Sen. Schumer emerges as surprise key player in Benghazi scandal

Anthony Martin Conservative Examiner 5/7/2014

In a surprise disclosure today that is sure to impact the scope and direction of the upcoming select committee’s investigation into the Benghazi massacre, investigators say that U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. has emerged as a key player in the scandal. So far after a year and a half since […]

Gen. Dempsey’s ‘failures in leadership’ cited in #Benghazi disaster

Rowan Scarborough The Washington Times 1/23/2014

Congress generally has given the Pentagon a pass on failing to come to the aid of Americans in Benghazi — that is until now.

Six Republicans on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, led by Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, have issued a blistering criticism of Army Gen. […]

Bipartisan Senate report blames Obama administration for not preventing #Benghazi attack

Ed Morrissey Hot Air 1/15/2014

The bombshell here isn’t the blame — it’s that the blame is bipartisan. Normally in these circumstances, a Congressional committee looking into the activities of a current administration will split into partisan conclusions, especially if it’s critical at all. Not this time:

A long-delayed Senate intelligence committee report released on […]

Duck Dynasty Stars Spread Holiday Cheer in Afghanistan

Caroline Schaeffer Independent Journal Review 12/14/2013

Two of Louisiana’s favorite sons brought some holiday cheer to our men and women in uniform deployed to Afghanistan. Willie and Jep Robertson joined JCS Chairman and U.S. Army General Martin E. Dempsey and other celebrities on a week-long USO tour.

The group has been visiting bases in Afghanistan […]