Letters to the Editor

Arming Teachers: A Misguided ‘Solution’

Arming Teachers: A Misguided ‘Solution’ is my latest opinion letter posting today and being printed in Sunday’s New York Times.


Alexander Vindman, the former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, provided testimony to the Congress in 2019 that framed the charge of abuse of power in the impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump.  In doing so, Vindman displayed a political courage that is far different from courage on the battlefield.  He is an American hero on various levels.  Nevertheless, his policy positions on Ukraine, if adopted, would pose a danger to U.S. national security policy, risking an unnecessary confrontation with Russia and a divided transatlantic alliance.

Bombast in the Black Sea: the Latest British Provocation

Post-World War II British foreign policy has included a number of provocative steps that have weakened British standing; created complications in the international arena; and raised the possibility of serious confrontation.

Biden administration’s approach to Russia and China unproductive | COMMENTARY

President Biden’s national security strategy was on display this month, and the picture was mostly unimpressive.

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Unmitigated Horror: Guernica, the Warsaw Ghetto, and Now Gaza

Hamas must be destroyed, Gaza must be demilitarized, and Palestinian society must be deradicalized.” – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, The Wall Street Journal, December 26, 2023. “The painful commonality between the tragedies of Gaza and the Warsaw Ghetto is the utter disregard for human lives in a war setting by the citizens of even the…

Janus-Faced Biden Administration Can’t Hide Its Complicity

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remains committed to using overwhelming and indiscriminate military force to vanquish the Palestinian community in Gaza.  For the past two decades, Netanyahu has engaged in the total humiliation of the Palestinian people.  At the same time, he is humiliating and embarrassing the only nation that provides Israel with political, military,…

Containing the National Security State

Containing the National Security State