Foreign Policy

Survival First, Lawfare Second

Our Constitution and laws did nothing to protect us on September 11, 2001. International law did nothing either. Rather, intelligence, behavioral profiling at airport security, locked cockpit doors, F-16s on patrol overhead, could have protected us. Excessive legal constraints have already cost us dearly: In late 2001 a Predator drone had Taliban spiritual leader Mullah Omar in its gun-sights. But by Read More ›

Richard Reid and the Christmas Bomber

President Obama’s supporters are making much of how the Bush administration treated 2001 shoe-bomber Richard Reid the same way that the Flight 253 Christmas bomber has been treated: arrest, indictment, and trial in civilian criminal court. In doing so they in fact continue to perpetuate a deep division that dates back to the first days after September 11, 2001, between Read More ›

The Wrong War

President Obama has finally made up his mind on Afghanistan — sort of. The clear decision and explanation that would either give meaning and rationale to our troops’ efforts or lay the foundation for a reasoned withdrawal has been put off, yet again. It is almost heresy in conservative circles to say that changing circumstances — and not just President Read More ›

Nobel for Obama Injurious to America and its Allies?

This article, published by One News Now, quotes Discovery Institute Senior Fellow George Gilder: George Gilder, co-founder of the Discovery Institute and the author of The Israel Test, argues that to express too avid a desire for peace promotes war. “It gives adversaries who are dedicated, in this instance, to the destruction of Israel first but the destruction of the Read More ›

Nobody Likes Us? Who Cares?

In 1926, a time of peace, Edwin James wrote in The Times Magazine: “Of all the peoples in the world, the Americans are the least loved. That is one way of saying that the United States of America is the most unpopular nation on the face of the earth.” This should help put into perspective current American concerns about negative Read More ›

Wolhlstetter At African-American Conservative Discussion

This article, published by PRLog, mentions Discovery Institute Senior Fellow John C. Wohlstetter: Rounding out the interview hour will be guest, John C. Wohlstetter, a political commentator and the founder and editor of the blog “Letter from the Capitol” ( He is the senior fellow of technology and democracy at the Discovery Institute and a board member of the Hudson Read More ›

Take It from Me, Mahmoud: Watch Those Russians

Dear President Ahmadinejad: Have you ever considered the possibility that the Russians might secretly be conspiring with the United States against your government? I know it sounds far-fetched, but, after all, far-fetched is practically your middle name. (As, for example, your denial of the Holocaust. That is about as far-fetched as anyone can get.) Take it from me, Mahmoud, these Read More ›

John Wohlstetter on Dennis Miller

Discovery Institute Senior Fellow John Wohlstetter, author of the book “The Long War Ahead and the Short War Upon Us”, will be interviewed on Dennis Miller’s radio program Thursday, May 21st.  The show airs in the Seattle market on KVI 570 AM from 9 AM to Noon.  Mr. Wohlstetter’s interview is scheduled to run at approximately 9:20 AM. You can also listen online by clicking Read More ›