Brigadier General (R) Anthony J. Tata

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Obama Can Absorb Defeat

The United States Congress should move swiftly to censure President Obama for his remarks that, “We (the United States) can absorb a terrorist attack…” And most assuredly the American people should vote him out of office in two years. For

Obama's Iraq War Speech: Operation New Yawn

Having first watched President Obama give an awkward talk to a group of soldiers at Fort Bliss, Texas, followed by his monotone prime-time speech, I was left with the impression that he tried as best he could to heap praise

Wiki-leaks and the Washington Post: Enemies of the State

What do we make of the Wiki-leaks and the Washington Post series on the growth of the “Classified Industry”? First, the big news on the wiki-leaks is that our journalistic embed program is working very well precisely because the Wiki-leaks

Wiki-leaks: Enemies of the State

What do we make of the Wiki-leaks and the Washington Post series on the growth of the “Classified Industry”? First, the big news on the wiki-leaks is that our journalistic embed program is working very well precisely because the Wiki-leaks

Defeating Criminal Networks in Afghanistan

During my last year in the military I was involved in an organization whose purpose was to attack enemy roadside bomb (IED) networks, defeat the IED devices, and train the force to prepare them for the IED environment. Recently, we

'Restrepo': Required Viewing for All Americans

If you have not served in combat, go see Restrepo … and if you have served in combat, go see Restrepo. Every American should watch this gripping film if for no other reason than to allow our collective conscience as

General Petraeus' Greatest Afghanistan Challenge: Eikenberry

As General Petraeus takes command of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, he needs to address five fundamental areas. First, he must increase the tempo with which we are training and delivering qualified Afghan National Army and Police units

BOOK REVIEW: 'SEAL of Honor'

A few weeks ago I was extended a great privilege from Gary Williams, the author of SEAL of Honor: Operation Red Wings and the Life of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, USN. Williams has written a superb new biography of Murphy,

Palin Visits Walter Reed: Our Wounded Warriors Unite Us

After watching the state of the union speech I began to wonder if our country will ever mend its divisions. The president seemed especially partisan when angered and our Senate and House Representatives are either ideologically divided or pathologically attempting

REVIEW: 'Going Rogue' Reveals Palin's Ready to Lead

Mark Twain’s famous quote, “Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel,” resonates loudly in my mind as I finish Sarah Palin’s captivating story, Going Rogue. But Palin ain’t buying it by the barrel, she’s got

Boots on the Ground Report: Obama Focused on the Wrong Election

In my last column titled “The Cost of Delay,” I highlighted that one of the primary second order effects of the Obama administration’s stalling on the Afghanistan decision was that the Afghan runoff election would necessarily be a repeat of

Boots on the Ground Report: The Cost of Delay

While the Obama violinists’ supple wrists magically fiddle with their bows, the firefights continue in Afghanistan. General Stan McChrystal’s thorough assessment requesting 60,000-40,000 additional troops is now over seven weeks old and the Obama administration’s duplicity is becoming more evident

Real Life Hero–Sergeant First Class Jared Monti

Boots on the Ground Report As I watch Hollywood’s inexcusable defense of Roman Polanski and the White House’s indecision in Afghanistan, I’m wondering what I’ve missed. For example, if the President’s going to break a campaign promise, why would he

Hollywood Heroes: Boots On the Ground Report

Kicking back listening to Bonnie Tyler belt out “Holding Out For A Hero” made me think of a recent visit to Hollywood where I had the opportunity to speak with a few producers and screenwriters, truly good people all. Their