Benghazi and President Obama’s Foreign Policy – Proactive or Reactive?

October 20th, 2012

By Dan Miller President Obama’s foreign policy has provided many examples of leading from behind. The expression “leading from behind,” as used in this article, means: 1. Waiting while allies decide what to do and then following along. Doing that assumes substantial congruity of interest with our allies. To the extent that such congruity may […]


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Will North Korea Attempt a Nuclear Test?

April 14th, 2012

By Dan Miller It seems rather likely, soon, although not for the reasons commonly suggested. Motivations for a nuclear test It has been widely speculated that a North Korean nuclear test will follow the embarrassing spectacle of its expensive ($850 million) Friday the 13th long range missile debacle.  According to this article from Bloomberg, Kim […]


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Vietnam and Afghanistan

March 1st, 2012

By Tom Carter This article was originally published in September 2009 — two and a half years ago.  Unfortunately, it’s as relevant today as it was then. In late 1965, I was in Kontum, Vietnam as a pilot in a helicopter crew sent there for a few days to support U.S. Special Forces operations. I […]


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Freak Out or Geek Out?: Children’s Emotional Reactions to Achievement

February 14th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor These days, children seem to be given every opportunity by their parents to achieve success in school, sports, and the performing arts. Children receive private tutoring, coaching, and instruction. They attend summer camps devoted to their achievement activity. They seem to be assured of having every possible skill necessary to achieve […]


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Truth about the War in Afghanistan

February 8th, 2012

By Tom Carter If you haven’t seen it yet, you should read “Truth, lies and Afghanistan” by Lieutenant Colonel Daniel L. Davis, published by Armed Forces Journal.  As LTC Davis puts it, “The American people deserve better than what they’ve gotten from their senior uniformed leaders over the last number of years. Simply telling the […]


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