The Local War on Terror

An intended target saw smoke. The intended target, instead of ignoring the threat or fleeing, acted as a...

abay May 5, 2010

The Land Beyond Chitchat and Oughtta Be

Barack Obama isn't leading. Instead, events are leading the president -- and I don't mean stage-managed...

abay April 21, 2010

Has the Cyber-War Begun?

Modern warfare will spill out next in cyberspace.

abay April 15, 2010

Triangulating Afghanistan

Obama's "new" approach to Afghanistan is a surge in sheep's clothing.

abay December 2, 2009

Hasan's Treason

One word aptly describes Ft. Hood mass murderer Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan: traitor. Traitor is a tough word. It...

abay November 11, 2009

Obama Orbits: Satellites and Space Weapons

The column I began writing at 7 a.m. on September 11, 2001, addressed the American military's reliance on...

abay January 29, 2009

The Pirates of Puntland

abay November 26, 2008

Bin Laden's Slow Rot

In late August 2004, after shutting off the recorder, I asked the British general to tell me how Iraq and...

abay September 10, 2008

The Russo-Georgia War's Dire Diplomatic Aftermath

As I write this column, Russian troops have halted their main attack just short of Tbilisi, Georgia's...

abay August 13, 2008

"Rheostat Warfare:" An Interview With Gen. David Petraeus

Victory in war is tough to define. Hollywood's version of victory in World War II provides a finality that...

abay August 6, 2008

Challenges of the Muslim World: Oil, Testosterone and War

Oil and unemployed testosterone don't mix, they collide -- with war the likely result. "Economics and...

abay July 30, 2008

Darfur's J'Accuse!

For stirring drama from the moral high ground, it's tough to beat Emile Zola's letter of 1898 to France's...

abay July 16, 2008

Obama's War Change: Hope for Iraq?

We've now seen enough of Barack Obama's campaign to get an idea of his remarkably agile strategic plan. Obama...

abay July 9, 2008

The Hard Thing of Democracy

A Vietnam vet friend of mine argues that maintaining a democracy requires three things: a passion for...

abay July 2, 2008