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WOMEN IN COMBAT: THE FINAL OBSTACLE

 

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Is outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s decision to assign women to frontline combat units a bad decision or the logical extension of equality for women?  (Read the full column at EWRosss.com)

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AL QAEDA IS BACK WITH A VENGEANCE

 

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Much remains that the Obama administration still hasn’t told us about the terrorist attack on 9/11/12 in Benghazi, Libya. All the facts about last week’s attack on an oil refinery at In Amenis, Algeria have yet to come out. One thing is certain; Al Qaeda is back with a vengeance. Killing them by the thousands hasn’t prevented their proliferation. Perhaps, if the Obama administration hadn’t dismantled the CIA’s detainee and interrogation efforts, we wouldn’t be quite so vulnerable.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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CHUCK HAGEL AS SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

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Whatever your views on Secretary of Defense designate Chuck Hagel, if the Senate confirms him, the likelihood that he will leave Defense four years from now better than he found it are extremely low. Discussions about Sen. Hagel’s personal views on gays, Iran, Israel, and other issues aside—after all, the White House makes policy, not the Pentagon—he will have little going for him and enormous challenges to deal with as he assumes office.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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“A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF CANNOT STAND”

 

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Abraham Lincoln’s June 17, 1858, speech, upon accepting the Illinois Republican Party’s nomination as that state’s United States senator, was about slavery; but his admonition about a nation divided could just as well apply to 21st century America. What divides us today, however, isn’t one man’s right to own another, but government’s right to own us all. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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