Obama’s Former Intelligence Director: President’s Strategy Not Working – The Daily Caller

President Barack Obama’s highest-ranking military intelligence official — forced out for excessive candor in 2014 — continued his no-holds-barred critiques in this 20-minute video interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation. Retired in 2014, Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, President Obama’s former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, served in the U.S. Army for […]

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Obama’s ‘paper tiger’ doctrine – The American Thinker

Andrew Malcolm of Investor’s Business Daily points out the extremely dangerous behavior of the Obama administration toward China.  It concerns the Spratley Islands, where China has created 2,000 acres of new land, dumping dredged sand and coral reefs, and is claiming sovereignty, laying the basis for a vast resource grab in the South China Sea […]

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New Clinton Email Shows Pentagon Had Forces Ready To Respond To Benghazi Attack – The Daily Caller

American military forces were available for a rescue operation not long after the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, came under attack by terrorists Sept. 11, 2012, according to an email to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s closest aides. The Sept. 11, 2012, email was sent at 7:19 p.m. EST by then-Department of Defense […]

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Iraqis think the U.S. is in cahoots with the Islamic State, and it is hurting the war – Washington Post

BAIJI, Iraq — On the front lines of the battle against the Islamic State, suspicion of the United States runs deep. Iraqi fighters say they have all seen the videos purportedly showing U.S. helicopters airdropping weapons to the militants, and many claim they have friends and relatives who have witnessed similar instances of collusion. Ordinary […]

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Russia Surprises U.S. With Accord on Battling ISIS – New York Times

UNITED NATIONS — For the second time this month, Russia moved to expand its political and military influence in the Syria conflict and left the United States scrambling, this time by reaching an understanding, announced on Sunday, with Iraq, Syria and Iran to share intelligence about the Islamic State. Like Russia’s earlier move to bolster […]

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Obama’s Foreign Policy Delusions – Human Events

President Obama’s stunning declaration that the global image of the United States has greatly improved under his administration is another example of his ideology and narcissism’s blinding him to his many policy failures. During a White House event with the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, he managed to turn the subject to himself, saying, “People […]

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Carter: Ramadi Fell Because ‘Iraqi Forces Showed No Will to Fight’ – Town Hall

In its biggest military accomplishment this year, the Islamic State last week took Ramadi, a key Iraqi city the U.S. fought to secure roughly a decade ago. Now that the dust has settled, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was frank in his assessment of what went wrong. “What apparently happened is the Iraqi forces just […]

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Iran Isn’t Iraq, and This Isn’t 2003

Instead of rehashing the Iraq War, let’s face today’s much more serious threat from Iran. You have to give the media credit for trying. Last week saw a manufactured debate about a manufactured subject — whether our country should have invaded Iraq in 2003 based on what we know in 2015 about the course of […]

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Marco Rubio Schools Jeb Bush on Foreign Policy – The Daily Beast

Marco Rubio proved he can hang with the big hawks in his first foreign policy speech since he declared his run for president. The student has now become the teacher. Sen. Marco Rubio, once viewed as a protege of presidential competitor Jeb Bush, schooled the former Florida governor Wednesday evening in the first national security […]

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George W. Bush Bashes Obama on Middle East – Bloombergview

In a closed-door meeting with Jewish donors on Saturday night, former President George W. Bush delivered his harshest public criticisms to date against his successor on foreign policy, saying that President Barack Obama is being naïve about Iran and the pending nuclear deal and losing the war against the Islamic State. One attendee at the […]

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World War O – Michael Crowley – POLITICO

President Barack Obama’s expression of remorse on Thursday for the death of two hostages in a U.S. drone strike underscored one of the great frustrations of his presidency: His dream of extricating the U.S. from messy foreign conflicts remains just that. Obama pledged in his 2013 inaugural address that “a decade of war is now […]

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ISIS Vows To ‘Blow Up The White House, Big Ben And The Eiffel Tower’ – CBS DC

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – En route to conquering the European cities of Paris and Rome, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria says they plan to “blow up” the White House, Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower. ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani detailed the terror group’s plans to conquer Portugal, Spain, Paris and Rome in […]

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DNI: ‘Confirmed’ That 116 Former Gitmo Detainees Returned to Terror or Insurgencies; If More Are Released More Will | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – The Director of National Intelligence released a report this week indicating that the United States has “confirmed” that 116 detainees “transferred” out of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, subsequently reengaged in terrorist or insurgent activities. The report also warned: “Based on trends identified during the past eleven years, we assess that some […]

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Five Middle East Blunders | National Review Online

President Obama claims he inherited a mess in the Middle East. Not so. Fracking and horizontal drilling on private lands in the U.S. had taken off in the last years of the Bush administration and by 2009 were set to revolutionize America’s energy future. By 2011, the U.S. had cut way back its dependence on […]

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Obama’s Unconstitutional Attempt to Shift the Blame for His Losing ISIS Strategy | National Review Online

On Wednesday, President Obama proposed for Congress’s consideration an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL). The jihadists are already being fought — albeit not nearly vigorously enough — under existing AUMFs. So Obama’s proposal, which would gratuitously repeal one of the prior AUMFs, is unnecessary. It […]

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The Hidden Issue Behind Marines Ditching Weapons In Yemen | The Daily Caller

All the furor about Marines allegedly surrendering weapons to Yemeni rebels misses the obvious question: Why were Marines and diplomats in such a rush? There was plenty of time to draw up an exit plan that did not include destroying weapons and ditching dozens of vehicles. The deterioration of the security situation was months in […]

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An Authorization for Failure | National Review Online

President Obama has sent Congress a proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force against the Islamic State, and it’s not immediately clear why. His administration says it already has said authority via at least three different channels. Indeed, although the president’s proposal contains limits, he would still have ample legal authority to do whatever […]

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Poll: Obama’s Support Among Military Craters | The Daily Caller

Support for President Obama among members of the military has fallen drastically in recent years, according to the results of a poll published by the Military Times. A survey of 2,300 active-duty service members showed that only 15 percent of troops polled in 2014 said they approve of the job Obama is doing as commander […]

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The Forgotten ‘Pearl Harbor’ | National Review Online

Americans remember December 7 as Pearl Harbor Day, but most Americans have never even heard of the “Little Pearl Harbor,” which occurred in Bari Harbor, Italy, on December 2, 1943. More than 100 Luftwaffe bombers mounted a surprise attack on Allied ships moored in the harbor. Their bombs sank or rendered inoperable 28 of these […]

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101st Airborne Won’t Get Full Protective Hazmat Suits for Ebola Mission in West Africa | The Gateway Pundit

Unbelievable. Troops from the 101st Airborne Division will not receive full protective Hazmat suits for their mission in West Africa. They’re being sent to West Africa – but won’t get full protective Hazmat suits. US troops prepare for deployment (US Army Africa) The 101st Airborne is a U.S. Army modular light infantry division trained for […]

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A War For Show – Rich Lowry – POLITICO Magazine

Compared with President Barack Obama, even Jimmy Carter is John McCain. The former president practically synonymous with American weakness and retreat thinks Obama was too slow to act against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and gives his current strategy only “a possibility of success,” provided it involves (unspecified) ground troops. When you […]

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Report: Obama Has Missed over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings

A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014. The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he […]

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Only Obama Thinks Wars Are Always Optional | The American Spectator

Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the ISIS crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don’t want another war. In all my 84 years, I cannot recall a time when most Americans wanted war. That is something we should be proud of. But wars are not […]

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Three Afghan soldiers reported missing from Cape Cod base | Fox News

Three Afghan National Army soldiers are missing from a Cape Cod military base where they had been taking part in a training exercise. The Massachusetts National Guard reported that the three were reported missing by security personnel at Joint Base Cape Cod late Saturday, and said there is no indication that they pose a public […]

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Retired Marine General: Obama ISIS Strategy Can’t Succeed | The Daily Caller

The man who was the top Marine general from 2006 until his retirement in 2010 says President Barack Obama’s strategy to defeat the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is doomed to fail. “I don’t think the president’s plan has a snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding,” retired Marine General James Conway, […]

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U.S. ground troops needed to defeat Islamic State in Iraq: military analysts – Washington Times

Trying to uproot and destroy the Islamic State’s army of terrorists in Iraq without American ground troops, as President Obama promoted Wednesday night, is doomed to failure, national security experts say. At the least, the president needs to get ground troops closer to the fight, say some politicians and analysts. He should introduce special operations […]

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Obama: Islamic State ‘Is Not Islamic’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – President Obama laid out a four-part strategy Wednesday night to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), saying he will not hesitate to extend airstrikes to Syria. “I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are,” he said. “That […]

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A President Whose Assurances Have Come Back to Haunt Him – NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — When President Obama addresses the nation on Wednesday to explain his plan to defeat Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria, it is a fair bet he will not call them the “JV team.” Nor does he seem likely to describe Iraq as “sovereign, stable and self-reliant” with a “representative government.” And presumably he […]

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Tom DeLay: Obama paralyzed by Muslim sympathies

NEW YORK – President Obama’s left-leaning political ideology combined with sympathies for Islam acquired from being raised by a Muslim stepfather paralyze him as he faces the threat posed by the Islamic jihadist group ISIS, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told WND in an interview. “In defending America against radical Islamic terrorism, Barack Obama […]

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American Thinker: Report: 11 Libyan jetliners missing following takeover of Tripoli Airport

By Thomas Lifson Bill Gertz, a veteran Pentagon reporter with many contacts, passes along a worrisome anonymous report: Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. Intelligence reports of […]

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Krauthammer’s Take: Obama ‘A Man in Denial, On the Verge of Delusion’ | National Review Online

Charles Krauthammer has no consoling words for President Obama in the wake of a second American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State. Scolding the president’s refusal to call Islamic State terrorists anything but “extremists,” Krauthammer called the president “a man in denial, on the verge of delusion.” “Here’s a man who comes into office and […]

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Obama, Outed: If Only | National Review Online

Just resign already. Go. Be gone. Vamoose. Get out of our lives. More important: Stop endangering all of us with your self-indulgent vacations and self-absorbed dithering, along with unconstitutional domestic power plays while the whole world burns. Barack Obama already is derelict in his duties as commander in chief. He ought to abdicate and just […]

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Why Obama Backed off More ISIS Strikes: His Own Team Couldn’t Agree on a Syria Strategy – The Daily Beast

After lots of bluster about striking ISIS on Syria, President Obama threw cold water on the idea Thursday, disappointing those who wanted him to take the fight to ISIS in Syria. After a week of talk of eliminating the “cancer” of ISIS, President Obama said Thursday that he was not planning to significantly expand the […]

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How Obama Caused ISIS | National Review Online

The Syria policy of the Obama administration is the main reason for the growth of the Islamic State (or ISIS)  – and with it, for the current crisis in Iraq, and for a greatly increased danger of terrorism in Europe and America. Administration policy has fanned the rebellion in Syria and kept it going for […]

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Intelligence Chairman on ISIS: ‘They Are One Plane Ticket Away’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Mike Rogers (R.-Mich.), the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” today that the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is “one plane ticket away from U.S. shores” and that terrorists carrying European passports could get into the United States without a visa. […]

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Should The U.S. Declare War On ISIS? – Matt Vespa

If there’s one thing that will generate bipartisan consensus on the Hill, it’s that the United States needs to get serious about confronting the Islamic State (ISIS) militarily. The National Journal recently posted a piece by James Kitfield, a senior fellow at Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress, argued that it’s time […]

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Krauthammer Accuses Obama Of ‘Willful Blindness’ On Terrorism | The Daily Caller

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer rejected the notion that President Barack Obama was “taken by surprise” by the sudden surge of ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria, instead accusing him of “willful blindness” in the face of Islamic fundamentalism. After months (if not years) of dismissing the fundamentalist Muslim fighters in Iraq and Syria as “jayvee,” […]

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Joint Chiefs Chair: ‘Open Borders and Immigration Issues’ Make ISIL ‘Immediate Threat’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a Pentagon press briefing yesterday that “because of open borders and immigration issues,” the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is an “immediate threat.” In the context of this ISIL threat, Dempsey said he had had conversations with […]

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GAO: Defense Department ‘Violated’ Two Laws in Bergdahl Prisoner Swap | CNS News

The Government Accountability Office issued an opinion today that found the Obama Administration “violated” two laws when it ordered the transfer of five high profile Taliban commanders in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release from captivity. The GAO finding came at the request of several Republican senators on June 13, 2014. Released today, the report […]

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Obama Sending Weapons to Kurds in Iraq | CNS News

SYDNEY (AP) — The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday. Previously, the U.S. had insisted on only selling arms to the Iraqi government in Baghdad, but the Kurdish peshmerga fighters had been losing ground […]

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Top Polish Politician Quoted As Saying Alliance With U.S. Is ‘Worthless’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Poland’s government has long been uneasy about the Obama administration’s “reset” of relations with Moscow and its scaling down of a Bush-era missile defense plan, but private comments allegedly by Warsaw’s foreign minister have cast an awkward light on the relationship just weeks after a presidential visit. Poland’s Wprost newsmagazine on Sunday quoted […]

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FLASHBACK—Obama: ‘We’re Leaving Behind a Sovereign, Stable and Self-Reliant Iraq’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – When President Barack Obama removed the last U.S. forces from Iraq in December 2011, he announced that—as he had planned—the U.S. was leaving behind a “sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq, with a representative government.” It was a “moment of success,” he said. On Feb. 27, 2009, a little more than a month after […]

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The ‘Swift-Boating’ of Bowe Bergdahl | National Review Online

As the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap has curdled from presumed triumph to public-relations nightmare, the White House and its defenders have cast about for excuses to explain why the administration’s negotiating brilliance has gone unappreciated. White House staffers told NBC’s Chuck Todd that they were taken aback at the “swift-boating” of Bergdahl by his former […]

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The miracle of Normandy | Human Events

The 70th anniversary of D-Day brings many honors and commemorations.  The U.S. Army has an excellent page dedicated to the event, filled with news of both living veterans and fallen heroes receiving the most heartfelt appreciation we can render – we, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of a future they could scarcely imagine when they boarded […]

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Obama Compares His Actions to Washington, Lincoln, FDR | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – “This is what happens at the end of wars,” President Barack Obama said Tuesday when he was asked about swapping American Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban terrorists. “That was true for George Washington, that was true for Abraham Lincoln, that was true for FDR. That’s been true of every combat situation, […]

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US Knew Bowe Bergdahl Had Deserted, Investigated Him | The Daily Caller

As early as 2010, the Pentagon had confirmed that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had deserted his post in 2009, and even before he deserted he had been the subject of “a major classified file” by U.S. intelligence. A 2010 investigation by the Pentagon found there was solid evidence that Bergdahl hadn’t lagged behind on patrol, as first […]

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Did the U.S. Negotiate With Terrorists? Susan Rice Dodges | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – “Point-blank, did the U.S. negotiate with terrorists in (Bowe Bergdahl’s) release?” CNN’s Candy Crowley asked National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Sunday. “Candy, what we did was ensure that, as always, the United States doesn’t leave a man or a woman on the battlefield,” Rice replied. “And in order to do this, it’s […]

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Shinseki resigns amid veterans’ health care uproar | CNS News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized in public and then resigned in the privacy of the White House on Friday, driven from office by a mushrooming scandal over the agency’s health care system that serves millions of the nation’s former warriors. President Barack Obama said he accepted the resignation “with considerable regret,” […]

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Democrats try to run out the clock on the VA scandal | Human Events

It’s comically obvious that the Democrats (and their good buddy, “independent” socialist Bernie Sanders of Vermont) are fully committed to the Obama Scandal Damage Control playbook over the VA outrage.  They’re going to try to drag this thing out for months, and hope the public loses interest.  The delaying tactics are painfully obvious.  In one voice, everyone […]

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