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FIFTY YEARS OF MIDDLE EAST POLICY ON VERGE OF COLLAPSE

Fifty years of U.S. Middle East policy is on the verge of collapse. On all sides countries inimical to its interests or hostile to its existence surround Israel. At the same time, the Islamist-fundamentalist movement is gaining influence and power while U.S. leverage in the region plummets. Iran is on the verge of building nuclear weapons as it supplies ever more deadly weapons to Hezbollah and Hamas. It’s not clear what will reverse these trends at this stage, but strong U.S. leadership and action is needed now more than ever.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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GENERAL AND FLAG OFFICERS UNDER A MICROSCOPE

In the wake of investigations of former CIA Director David Petraeus, (Gen., U.S. Army Ret), and ISAF Afghanistan Commander Gen. John Allen (USMC), Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has ordered the Pentagon to find out why so many generals and admirals have become embroiled in legal and ethical problems. Allow me to suggest what such a review is likely to find.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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BECOMING CALIFORNIA

When I was two-years old I tried to run across a busy street and was hit by a car. I remember that incident vividly. It’s my earliest childhood memory. Last week I was hit by a freight train, and I won’t forget that experience either. To describe most conservatives as stunned by Barack Obama’s reelection victory is an understatement. It simply defied our common sense that Americans would return the President to office given his record, the state of the U.S. economy, and the prospects an Obama second term portends for the future. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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BENGHAZI: INCOMPETENCE AND NEGLIGENCE, OR SOMETHING MORE?

The more we learn about what happened before, during, and after the Benghazi attack, the more unanswered questions remain. The Obama administration is withholding answers to those questions. Americans have the right to know the whole truth and whether the President simply is covering up incompetence, negligence and the failure of his Middle East policy or something more.   (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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