Advice & Dissent

I published major articles with the Weekly Standard in 2005 and 2006 (with updates elsewhere) on how, despite predictions of as many as a billion deaths from pandemic avian flu and calls for spending 2.5% of the U.S. GNP annually to prevent it, overwhelming evidence indicated the…Read More
It's wonderful news that we've handed over to the Iraqi military what was formerly the vicious province in the nation. But probably few remember that two short years ago the Marines themselves, in charge of Anbar military operations, admitted in a classified report "there is…Read More
USA Today in its Memorial Day issue put Army Cpt. Travis Patriquin's photo on the front page and had a nice write-up of him. The website version relates that Marine Lt. Col. John Church lost two friends in Iraq just days before his wife gave birth to a baby boy: Patriquin and…Read More
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has put the US - Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement on the back burner - apparently permanently. "The Colombia FTA is dead on arrival," explained Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine), co-founder of the House Trade Working Group. "Congress can't take up an…Read More
Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor (right) during a fight in the Mulaab, Ramadi Spring 2006: The Mullab section of Ramadi, Iraq. Graffiti boast that this is "the graveyard of the Americans." Leaving your base camp virtually guarantees a fight, and I'm in one the first day of…Read More