Oliver North is the host of "War Stories" on Fox News Channel, the founder and honorary chairman of Freedom Alliance, and the author of "American Heroes in Special Operations."


  • North: Benghazi cover-up

    North: Benghazi cover-up

    Clip and save this column. Herein are some important events, names, places – facts your children and grandchildren will need to know about these perilous times.

  • North: Being presidential

    North: Being presidential

    Instead of invoking the favor of God, our Head of State sought to fix blame for his failures.

  • North: Aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings

    North: Aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings

    “… One who knows neither the enemy nor himself will invariably be defeated.”

  • North: Marathon manhunt

    North: Marathon manhunt

    Evil is real. Jihadis — homegrown and otherwise — are here, and they are intent on killing and maiming as many of us as possible. That’s not our fault.

  • North: Then and now

    North: Then and now

    A decade ago, all I had to do was be in the right place at the right time, get good footage during a gunfight, prepare a report, interview some eyewitness participants, hook up our tiny satellite transceiver, dial up Fox News in New York and file our story.

  • North: Korean craziness

    North: Korean craziness

    American leadership and the absence of the Soviet ambassador resulted in swift passage of Security Council Resolution 84. The measure — perhaps the last time in history that the U.N. acted with dispatch — authorized the use of force against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

  • North: No better friend, no worse enemy

    North: No better friend, no worse enemy

    The close, an admonition paraphrasing Roman General Lucius Sulla: “Demonstrate to the world there is ‘No better friend, no worse enemy’ than a U.S. Marine” is now an axiom in the Marine Corps.

  • North: Families of Iraq dead ask, 'Was it worth it?'

    North: Families of Iraq dead ask, ‘Was it worth it?’

    The failure to find these weapons after the liberation of Baghdad points to our defunct human intelligence capability — not U.S. military inadequacy.

  • North: Reassuring words

    North: Reassuring words

    The filibuster failed, and the Senate confirmed Brennan the following day. But the issues of constitutional protections for American citizens and the limits of executive power aren’t going away.

  • North: Sequestration, stupidity

    North: Sequestration, stupidity

    In short, just about everything we count on the federal government to do for us is coming to a screeching halt.

  • North: Tyrannical twins

    North: Tyrannical twins

    Intelligence sources tell me that Pyongyang already has informed Beijing that there will be further nuclear and ICBM tests in the months to come, and the nice communists running the People’s Republic of China have assured their North Korean comrades that they will veto any new U.N. economic sanctions.

  • North: Presidents, promises

    North: Presidents, promises

    All of them heard: “Lyndon Johnson sent my brother and me to war in Vietnam. In his first address to our nation as president, Richard Nixon promised to bring us home. We’re alive today because he kept his word.”

  • North: Send in the clowns

    North: Send in the clowns

    TIBERIAS, Israel — Atop the Golan Heights, there are thousands of fruit trees, vineyards, acres of wheat, vegetables, herds of cattle and a half-million or more land mines. The livestock and produce were brought here and cultivated by Israeli citizen-soldiers | Read More »

  • North: Foes encircle Israel

    North: Foes encircle Israel

    One of my friends put it this way: “Our enemies are your enemies. The jihadists will come for us first because we’re closer. But they will also come for you again. Let us pray they do not come with nuclear weapons. But no matter what, America can count on Israel. I hope we can count on America.”

  • North: Changing the story; Changing the guard

    North: Changing the story; Changing the guard

    Just weeks after Benghazi, she congratulated herself on being America’s most traveled secretary of state — 112 countries and 956,000 miles. That’s a whole lot of Ambien and a Keystone XL pipeline full of jet fuel.

  • North: SHOT Show report

    North: SHOT Show report

    The SHOT Show isn’t open to the public — only to representatives of the industries above, professional outfitters, law enforcement officials and military suppliers and contractors.

  • Revenge of the O-Team

    Revenge of the O-Team

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. WASHINGTON — Full disclosure right upfront: I’m a proud life member of the | Read More »

  • North: Kicking the can

    North: Kicking the can

    Within hours of 2013’s beginning, the potentates of pork on the Potomac were congratulating themselves on how they had “taken care of our revenue problem” and saved us from plunging over the “fiscal cliff.”

  • North: Happy New Year 2013

    North: Happy New Year 2013

    A year ago, who among us expected we still would face the prospect of prolonged global recession, radical Islamic chaos in the Middle East, and endless genocide in Syria?

  • North: Christmas 2012

    North: Christmas 2012

    Few of our countrymen really comprehend this uncertainty. Fewer than two percent of us even know the name of someone serving in uniform. That’s why Freedom Alliance, an organization devoted to encouraging, supporting and honoring military service has redoubled its efforts on the “home front” this Christmas season.