Tag: "Foreign Policy"

The Delivery Presents – The Bonus Friday Policy Jam

The Delivery Presents - The Bonus Friday Policy Jam

| October 18, 2011 | Comments (0)

Once in a while, I get the urge (and the abundance of subject matter) to do an extra podcast during the week. I haven’t done one of these bonus Friday shows for a couple or three months and it was just time. Episode 116 is a rule-breaker, in that the show is all politics, but [...]

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Don’t Want Our Troops? No Worries. We’ll Leave!

Don’t Want Our Troops? No Worries. We’ll Leave!

| August 12, 2011 | Comments (1)

I had an idea as I read this post by Stephen Green about how our 5th Fleet may soon have to leave its base in Bahrain. See, apparently there’s a bit of governmental turmoil there and we can’t be sure our base will remain safe from attack by, well, let’s just call them it the [...]

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President Obama’s Foreign Policy: In the Rear with the Gear

| April 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

Both Mollie Hemingway and Paula Gardner noticed something very curious about a description of President Obama’s leadership style in a recent New Yorker article. Obama’s reluctance to articulate a grand synthesis “has alienated both realists and idealists,” Lizza writes. However, he “may be moving toward something resembling a doctrine.” One of Obama’s advisers describes his [...]

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After the President’s Libya Speech, I Still Have Questions

After the President’s Libya Speech, I Still Have Questions

| March 29, 2011 | Comments (0)

Last night, President Obama did his best impression of an embarrassed schoolboy handing in a two-week late term paper he hastily finished the night before and told us what he thinks we’re doing in Libya and why Operation Air Quotes is the right thing. You can read the speech here and determine for yourself if [...]

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The Delivery Presents – Adventure is Good in Aquilonia, Not Libya

The Delivery Presents - Adventure is Good in Aquilonia, Not Libya

| March 23, 2011 | Comments (0)

“Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis, and the rise of the sons of Arius, there was an age undreamed of. And onto this, Episode 84 of The Delivery, destined to wear the jeweled crown of podcasting eminence upon a troubled brow. It is I, its creator, who alone can tell thee of his [...]

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Nothing Sends a Message Like an Aircraft Carrier

| November 24, 2010 | Comments (4)

Early yesterday morning, North Korea launched a fussilade of over 100 artillery shells at the South Korean island of Yeonpeong. The attack killed two civilians and two marines, and wounded 18 others. South Korea returned fire with a smaller artillery barrage and scrambled attack aircraft. The Norks claim that an earlier South Korean military exercise [...]

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This Couldn’t Have Happened to a More Deserving Bunch of Evil Tyrants

| January 15, 2010 | Comments (0)

Slowly, the cracks in Tehran’s tyrannical government widen. A veteran Iranian diplomat based in Norway has resigned his post, denounced his government and urged colleagues around the world to do the same after the regime’s brutal suppression of huge opposition demonstrations last month. Mohammed-Reza Heydari, Iran’s consul in Oslo, is the first Iranian diplomat to [...]

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Turning Japanese. He Thinks He’s Turning Japanese, but I Don’t Think So

| November 15, 2009 | Comments (1)

I think it’s fair for us to draw three conclusions about the now-infamous Japanese Obama Bow: the President wasn’t intentionally trying to place us in a subservient role to Japan. the Office of the Chief of Protocol is staffed with people who are either a bunch of morons or who really, really hate the President. [...]

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