It's one thing to fail to recognize that we were at war with terror groups, as Americans did prior to September 11, 2001. It's another thing to deny it. Waging war while pretending not to is most certainly a waste of time.
From the day he was elected, Barack Obama has shown no interest in being or ability as a wartime leader, even within the United States. It's hard to imagine he will satisfy the requirments of leading a coalition to victory against the Islamic State.
Achieving the optimal balance between conventional forces and special operations forces will require recalibration through sound policy. Carefully delineating the roles of each force, taking a measured approach to flexibility, and allocating missions based on each force's comparative strengths will bring a sustainable equilibrium between the forces.
Recent shifts in public opinion show that, despite constant encouragement by the president, congressional leaders and the media, war-weariness was never as broadly or deeply felt in the country as they supposed.
President Obama is a creature of the modern American “neoliberal” consensus, and the current anxiety of the elites over the president’s leadership reflects an underlying and growing self-doubt among that consensus.
Please join us for the third-annual Walter Berns Constitution Day Lecture as James Ceasar, Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, explores some of the Constitution’s most significant contributions to political theory, focusing on themes that have been largely unexamined in current scholarship.
We invite you to join us for this year’s international conference on housing risk — cosponsored by the Collateral Risk Network and AEI International Center on Housing Risk — which will focus on new mortgage and collateral risk measures and their applications.
Please join us as Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) delivers his five-point policy vision to reset America’s economy.
Please join us as a panel of distinguished experts explore the implications of the report and the consumer role in shaping the future of Medicare.