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."
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  • Burning bridges

    Burning bridges

    When Alexander the Great died at the age of 32 in 323 B.C., his once unbeatable army began a 2,900-mile withdrawal from India and headed home to Macedonia. As they retreated, the empire they had created collapsed behind them. To | Read More »

  • Flash points

    Flash points

    Taking a dozen grandchildren on vacation means that we buy cereal by the ton and milk in multiple gallons. I was in the cereal aisle, squinting at the list of ingredients on a brightly colored box of “high-fiber multigrain something,” | Read More »

  • UN-believable

    Here in the Carolina Lowcountry, there are few things lower in the esteem of American citizens than the United Nations. While filling the tank of my SUV this morning, I noted the following about the pickup truck at the pump | Read More »

  • Independence Day 2012

    As is our custom, millions of Americans celebrated Independence Day this year with family, friends and neighbors. Here in Purcellville, there was an old-fashioned parade down Main Street, followed by a barbecue, a church service to pray for our nation | Read More »

  • Decision time

    It’s been a week of big decisions in our nation’s capital. The Supreme Court’s 5-4 verdict on Obamacare was the biggest story for politicians, pundits and the so-called mainstream media. That the justices reaffirmed the constitutional authority of Congress to | Read More »

  • Russian reset, part II

    According to press reports from sycophants in the mainstream media, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin had a productive, 2-hour, private meeting of the minds during this week’s G-20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. Don’t believe it. The Obama-Putin meeting did | Read More »

  • Transparent incompetence

    Senior members of Congress — both Republicans and Democrats — are reacting with shock and awe at the tsunami of national security leaks emanating from the Obama administration. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, | Read More »

  • The Passing of a Patriot

    The classical definition of a hero is a person who puts himself at risk for the benefit of others. That certainly describes Adolfo Calero, who died June 2 at the age of 80. The obituaries of this remarkable man hardly | Read More »

  • Arab Summer 2012

    The once highly touted Arab Spring has become the Arab Summer — scorching hot, unbearably dry and very brutal and bloody.

  • Memorial Day 2012

    As a crowd of high-school students offloaded from the tour bus for a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial aka “The Wall,” he yelled, “There are no good wars!” Hemmed in on the crowded sidewalk, I tried to ignore his | Read More »

  • Welcome home, finally

    Forty-three years ago this week, the fabled 101st Airborne Division launched Operation Apache Snow — a major ground offensive against North Vietnamese army invaders in the treacherous A Shau Valley. Though fighting raged over hundreds of square miles of triple-canopied | Read More »

  • Institutional Arrogance

    Last week, this column described a deadly suicide attack by the Haqqani network on a secure compound outside Kabul, Afghanistan, and the failure of NATO officials to heed human intelligence that might have saved lives. I wrote, “The intel provided | Read More »

  • Theater of War

    My old American Heritage Dictionary defines the word “theater,” inter alia, as “a large geographic area in which military operations are coordinated.” Throughout World War II, official dispatches and press reports described military action and events in the European, Pacific | Read More »

  • Victory Parades

    Sixty-seven years ago this week, U.S. and Allied forces were racing across Germany and uncovering the deepest horrors of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. Liberated death camps and extermination centers where millions perished were evidence of a brutal Holocaust perpetrated in | Read More »

  • What Were You Thinking?

    My dear friend and fellow Marine Joe Foss — a Medal of Honor recipient — would ask me occasionally, “What were you thinking?” The question usually was prompted by my missed shot on a hunt or when he heard me | Read More »

  • Common Sense: What goes around

    Nine years ago this week, our Fox News team accompanied U.S. Marines as they swept into Baghdad and then north up the Tigris River to seize Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit. It took less than three weeks to drive the | Read More »

  • Common Sense: The Passover-Easter sellout

    WASHINGTON — Passover and Easter — intrinsically linked in the Jewish and Christian traditions — are being celebrated this weekend. For observant Jews, Passover commemorates the Hebrews’ liberation from slavery under Egypt’s Pharaoh. For faithful Christians, Easter is a celebration | Read More »

  • Common Sense: Diplomatic duplicity

    WASHINGTON — In the summer of 1987, just before my “television debut,” a true friend instructed me in a congressional hearing, “Remember, the microphone is always on — even when it’s not!” It’s a lesson I never have forgotten. Apparently, | Read More »

  • Common Sense: Barack Obama’s Mideast Madness

    WASHINGTON — Nine years ago this week, President George W. Bush ordered more than 250,000 troops in a U.S.-led coalition to cross the “berm” on the border of Kuwait and head into Iraq. Weeks later, Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime was | Read More »

  • Afghan Ambivalence

    WASHINGTON — Four years ago, when then-Sen. Barack Obama was campaigning for president, he said of Afghanistan: This is “a war that we have to win.” He also claimed, “The Afghan people must know that our commitment to their future | Read More »