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Saturday
Dec262015

A New Year’s Resolution for Obama: Learn From Carter

The National Interest

By: Robert C. O'Brien and Michael Gallager

On Christmas Eve thirty-six years ago, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. This was the first direct use of Soviet troops outside the Eastern Bloc since World War II, "a watershed event of the Cold War."

The Carter administration was already reeling from a series of foreign policy failures. As historian John Lewis Gaddis wrote, the invasion was “only the most dramatic of a series of humiliations for the United States.” The Soviets had deployed nuclear missiles to Europe in 1977 and Soviet-backed Cuban troops had intervened in Angola in 1975 and Ethiopia and Zaire in 1977. The Iranian revolution and subsequent hostage crisis, the rise of the Soviet-backed Sandinistas in Nicaragua and the Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia added to the general sense of crisis.

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Wednesday
Oct282015

Can Rubio and Cruz Capture the GOP Establishment?

Politico.com

By: Robert C. O'Brien

Tuesday
Sep082015

Sorry, Democrats: The GOP Has a Bright Future

The National Interest

By: Robert C. O'Brien

Sunday
Aug302015

As Adversaries Test America, We Need a Leader Who Is Tested

The National Interest

By: Robert C. O'Brien

America and its allies who embrace and defend freedom are being continually challenged. With each passing day, it seems the world becomes an even more dangerous and violent place.

Under the Obama-Clinton administration foreign-policy doctrine of retreat and disengagement, of "leading from behind," our allies no longer trust us and our adversaries no longer fear us.

To turn the tide, America needs a president who embodies the leadership qualities of Ronald Reagan and Winston Churchill—someone who will not be intimidated by international bullies who suppress and conquer. We need a leader who will stand up and say enough is enough.

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Thursday
Jul162015

Obama's Folly: The Iran Deal Disaster

The National Interest

By: Robert C. O'Brien