Recommended Reading

For reasons unknown but to God, Americans like to devour cinder-block-size political memoirs written by ghost hacks without style for pygmy statesmen without substance. Should President Obama delay his apotheosis so as to manufacture such a tome, perhaps it will be called “Moi! Not Since Einstein !” And Hillary Clinton ’s next Read More…

Israel Is Letting Its Guard Down

[The Wall Street Journal, July 19, 2013] If finally compelled to do so, Israel is able to destroy the Iranian nuclear-weapons program, even if at breathtaking risk. Whether or not Israel succeeds on that front, it faces yet another existential military problem, less immediate and on a different register, in regard to which it has made the wrong choice. Read More…

Benghazi’s Portent and the Decline of U.S. Military Strength

[The Wall Street Journal, April 10, 2013] In the rush to paper over its delinquencies in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, the Obama administration seems unaware that its failures are fundamental rather than merely anomalous. They are, unfortunately, a portent of the future. Read More…