David A. Beitelman
David A. Beitelman
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Obama Won the Presidential Debate, But Just Barely

Live coverage of tonight's foreign policy debate

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Senkaku Islands Dispute: Do Not Believe the Hype, China and Japan Are Not About to Go to War

Despite the muscle flexing, China and Japan won't be going to war anytime soon.
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US Consulate Attack: Libya, Egypt Attacks Were Likely Planned, Not Spontaneous

The attacks in Egypt and Libya are not about failed policy or religious grievances. This is about cowardice, hate, and politics.
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The US Budget Deficit is the Biggest Threat to National Security: Be Very Worried

As then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen said in 2011, “Debt is the single biggest threat to our national security.”
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Military Spending Fight: How the U.S. Can Safely Cut its Defense Budget

As election season heats up, so too is the debate over defense cuts. With defense cuts, what's at stake?
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America is Not in Decline

Bill Clinton said it best: “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.”

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Will the U.S. Military Go To War With Iran or Syria Next?

With the Iraq war officially ‘over,’ will the U.S. military turn its sights on Iran and/or Syria?
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When is Going to War Justifiable?

From Libya and Iran to Syria and Iraq, when is going to war justifiable? Is there such a thing as a "just war"?
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U.S. Remains The Only Superpower

What does it mean to be a superpower in the 21st century? Applying the term to describe any state other than the U.S. misses the mark completely.
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China's Exaggerated Rise to Superstardom

Despite the hype we've heard about China's economy, a superpower should also have excellent military capabilities and human services, both of which China lacks.
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Private Military Contractors and Congressional Failure

If the U.S. government is going to maintain or increase its reliance on PMCs, Congress has a duty to make sure mechanisms are in place to do so responsibly and with accountability.