Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld weighs in on the mishandling of the Benghazi attack by President Obama.
"I can't imagine any president not making that decision."
This week marks the debut of former Vice-President Dick Cheney’s memoir entitled In My Time. Cheney has helped pump up interest in his volume, promising that it will stir up a hornet’s nest in Washington and among the chattering classes, at large. Some commentators, most of whom have not yet read the tome, are accusing Cheney of settling old scores and answering his critics, instead of offering a substantive contribution to the historical literature of the Bush Presidency.
Robert Gates's recent remarks signal that the president's handling of US foreign affairs is about to undergo a dramatic transformation.
One thing on which there seems to have been agreement during the monthlong debate about how the United States should respond to the uprisings in the Middle East -- in particular to the anti-Moammar Gadhafi rebels in Libya -- is that we must not act unilaterally.
Stocks got slammed today. The Dow dropped 228 points as the much anticipated correction appears to be taking hold.
How can so many people be so upset about CPAC when things are finally going in the right direction?
It looks like 2/11/11 will go down in history with 11/9/89, not 6/4/89. 6/4/89 is when the Chinese military obeyed orders to massacre protesters in Tiananmen Square; 11/9/89 is when East German leaders announced the opening of the Berlin Wall and declined to order border guards to shoot the Berliners who began dismantling the barrier that had stood for 28 years.
This week, the Pentagon published a national military strategy document, its first revision since 2004. The National Military Strategy, 2011" (NMS 2011) begins with the assertion that the U.S. has reached a "strategic inflection point."
Members of the White House staff are extensions of a president's will, and also shape that will over time.
Contrary to stereotype, George W. Bush admits some serious errors up front. He failed to see the "house of cards" in the financial sector that led to the crisis. He should have tackled immigration. His response to Katrina was delayed.