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October 06, 2014


Federalist 62. Madison reminds us that the election of U.S. Senators by their respective state legislatures secured state rights or authority. In your opinion, how might a return to this vital constitutional principle become a key element in empowering a push back against federal intrusion into powers our heaven inspired Constitution clearly retained as jurisdictionally belonging to state & local governments, to families & individuals, to private businesses, churches, & charities?


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War: A Matter of Semantics

War: A Matter of Semantics

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The Gaza Trap—Earl H. Tilford

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Intelligence and National Security Priorities—Tilford

Intelligence and National Security Priorities—Tilford

EARL H. TILFORD, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES A generation ago, in the 1970s, the U.S. intelligence community possessed the technology to discern whether or not a U.S. consulate was under attack by terrorists or by rioters run amok. Moreover, no one in the community ever wanted a superior, especially at the highest levels, to point to an [...]

A More Immediate Threat

A More Immediate Threat

EARL H. TILFORD, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES On July 23, 2012, Syria—one of seven nations not to sign the Chemical Weapons Convention—admitted owning a stockpile of chemical and biological weapons. A foreign ministry spokesman warned that Damascus would use these weapons against any force intervening in its civil war. NATO estimates [...]

On a Wing and a …

On a Wing and a …

Earl H. Tilford EARL H. TILFORD, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Not long ago, a group of 66 members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, urging him to issue guidance to counter an “alarming pattern of attacks on faith” in the U.S. Air Force. This was a reaction to U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Norton [...]

Afghanization

Afghanization

DR. EARL H. TILFORD, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES President Barack Obama’s five-point plan for turning the war back to the Afghans is designed to cover the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces and “forge a just and lasting peace.” What does the plan involve, and can it work? Here are the five points: Making Afghans responsible for [...]

Lessons Not Learned from Vietnam

Lessons Not Learned from Vietnam

DR. EARL H. TILFORD, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES After the fall of Saigon on April 29, 1975, military and civilian strategists sought “lessons learned.” Many were tactical or technical, such as the operational effectiveness of precision-guided munitions and the continuing need for guns on jet fighters. At the strategic level, one [...]

Iran: Israel’s Options

Iran: Israel’s Options

EARL H. TILFORD, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Late in the summer of 1961, President John F. Kennedy asked the Air Force to plan a nuclear first strike on the Soviet Union. The plan involved 55 B-52 bombers hitting 80 targets to degrade Soviet Long Range Air Force and Strategic Rocket Forces by 80 to 90 percent. Since these bases were [...]

Sorry Mess: Presidential Apologies and Pardons

Sorry Mess: Presidential Apologies and Pardons

EARL H. TILFORD, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Much ink has flowed over the recent apologies from President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and General John Allen, commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, following the burning of copies of the Koran and their careless disposal. An apology [...]

Strategic Abdication

Strategic Abdication

Earl H. Tilford, Center for Vision and Values From Damascus to Tehran, a test for world leadership is underway. Daily, the Syrian military—well-armed, highly trained thugs whose current mission is to keep dictator Bashar Assad in power—kills up to 200 or more of its own citizens. Protests from Washington, the withdrawal of the U.S. [...]

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