Tag Archives: Obama

The Troubling Future of Warfare

 Last week during a Google+ online town hall with citizens, President Barack Obama made a tacit admission of the CIA’s extensive use of drones to target hostiles. The President was answering a question about the oversight of the drone program … Continue reading

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APEC in the “Asian Century”: Contending Visions

Manassinee Moottatarn CMC’13 President Obama’s host of the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting at his birthplace, Honolulu, Hawaii on November 11th, 2011 is very symbolic. The US’s is hosting such an event for the first time in almost two decades. Halfway … Continue reading

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The anticipation is killing

Prevention was a key component of the Bush Doctrine of foreign affairs which emerged after 9/11.  The 2003 invasion of Iraq serves as a perfect example of anticipatory self-defense.  The invasion occurred in anticipation of potential aggression from Iraq.  The … Continue reading

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Another War for Oil?

Fellow Claremont Colleges student and Claremont Conservative blogger Charles Johnson has authored a piece over at Big Peace, claiming that America is fighting a war for Europe yet again. First Yugoslavia, now Libya.  I’m not sure if two events in thirteen years … Continue reading

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Role Reversal

There’s surely a lot to be learned about what’s going on in Libya right now, but it is far too early to know what the conflict’s legacy will hold.  That doesn’t mean we can’t speculate, though… There’s been a bit … Continue reading

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