Right Turn: National Security Syria


Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/04/2013

What other countries learn from us

The president’s wrong-headed foreign policy leads to entirely predictable and unpleasant results.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Foreign policy, Iran, National Security, Syria

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Obama is losing the Syria resolution vote

The Syria resolution will fail without more from the president.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:18 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/01/2013

On the bright side, this week

The disturbing performance by President Obama on Syria may hold the promise of improved and bipartisan foreign policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, National Security, Syria

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 08/30/2013

A prepared letter for the weary in the Obama administration

You can feel some compassion for well-meaning people in the Obama administration.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:17 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, National Security, Syria

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Obama adrift, America isolated

President Obama's failure to lead on foreign policy now leaves him isolated.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Obama no longer commands respect

President Obama's foreign policy incompetence has destroyed his credibility.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 08/28/2013

McCain is right: White House talk is harmful

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is right: He talks too much and has sacrificed American credibility.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:40 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Critics of half-measures in Syria: Obama’s pathetic

The president is morally and strategically adrift when it comes to Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Middle East, National Security, Syria

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Ten Syria lessons

What can we learn from the Syria debacle?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, National Security, Syria

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Too little, too late in Syria

Two years, 100,000 dead and multiple chemical weapons attacks later, the president considers military action.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Obama's foreign policy leads to hundreds killed by WMDs

The president is 'deeply concerned' about hundreds of dead in Syria from an apparent chemical weapons strike.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria, WMD

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Get ready for containment

Gen. Dempsey points the way toward containment of Iran, something the president said he'd never do.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, National Security, Syria

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Obama's multiple national security untruths

President Obama is not credible on a host of national security issues.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:56 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Foreign policy, National Security, Syria

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 06/12/2013

Rand Paul might not understand his own policies

Senator's chief of staff objects to his boss being called out on policy confusion.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, National Security Syria, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 06/11/2013

The Obama doctrine in Syria and elsewhere

The Obama doctrine is playing out in Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Iran, National Security, Syria

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 05/26/2013

For Obama, image is everything and the only thing

President Obama's weak foreign policy and lack of attentiveness require extra spin and a media stranglehold to keep his image intact.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:02 PM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Libya, National Security, Syria

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Iran and Congress rebuke Obama's Syria policy

Iran is propping up Bashar al-Assad, Congress wants to prop up moderate rebels and Obama wants to do nothing about a genocidal civil war.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, National Security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 05/01/2013

The Syrian farce

President Obama's excuse-mongering on Syria makes him look like a fool and America look weak.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/26/2013

Dangerous denial makes us less safe

Denial of unpleasant national security realities causes us to shrink from confronting threats.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Qaeda, National Security, Syria

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Running out of excuses on Syria

President Obama's dangerous game in ignoring Syria's use of chemical weapons should be investigated by Congress.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:42 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, National Security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Syria: Calamity upon calamity

Syria illustrates precisely why "leading from behind" is disastrous for the United States and its allies.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Iraq, National Security, Syria

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Iran policy inanity comes to light

President Obama's Iran policy is dangerous.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, National Security, Syria

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Where are the Iraq War defenders?

Defenders of the Iraq War have been curiously passive in explaining the successes of the war.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq, Middle East, National Security, Syria