Archive for May, 2007

Our cover story

Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of being part of the team that created the “new AFJ” is seeing the ever-growing and enthusiastic response to the mission we set: to make this a …

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Power struggle

Washington’s war over Iraq is also a constitutional debate

George W. Bush “is the president of the United States, not the king of the United States,” Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., declared. “He …

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An F-16 pilot killed in action in Iraq. Late last year, Gilbert found and circled two heavily armed insurgent trucks that had fired at U.S. ground troops protecting a downed Army helicopter. …

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On guard

Commission outlines fundamental problems facing reserve component

Commission reports in Washington, D.C., are sort of like hookers at a Mardi Gras celebration. From a distance, they entice the inexperienced or unaware, but …

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The fourth dimension

The Israel-Hezbollah clash and the shape of wars to come

The casus belli of the Second Lebanon War, as it is popularly referred to in Israel, was the ambush and kidnapping of …

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Dream warriors: Our enemies fight for fantasies, not freedom

“Dreams have a vise-like grip on the people of Islam. We never grasped that it was more useful to let our Muslims dream than to build them schools, hospitals and factories.”

“You’re …

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Horn hotbed

East Africa could be the next haven for extremists

Since the early 1990s, the Horn of Africa — the descriptive name for the East African countries of Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Eritrea …

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War of ideas: Review


The playground chant of "sticks and stones" is turned on its head in J. Michael Waller’s intriguing book "Fighting the War of Ideas Like a Real War," in which …

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Fighting words

China’s milbloggers debate PLA modernization

A vibrant milblogging community in the People’s Republic of China, where all manners of speech are closely monitored and controlled, may seem unlikely. Chinese milbloggers, however, have …

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Russia rising

Putin’s prods at the West belie its natural affinity withOld Europe

In February, Russian President Vladimir Putin made an unusually strong statement that openly blasted the U.S. and NATO. This led pundits …

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