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1943: Victory in the Balance

Gen. David Petraeus, Best-Selling Author Rick Atkinson and Historians Debate a Fateful 1943 at National WWII Museum’s International Conference

The public is invited to join award-winning historians and military experts in New Orleans on November 21-23 for the International Conference on WWII and explore the momentous decisions of a year that altered the course of the war that changed the world. Time is of the essence for those interested in attending. Space at the popular conference is disappearing fast.

Airmen From Vietnam War Identified

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of Air Force pilots Maj. James E. Sizemore of Lawrenceville, Ill., and Maj. Howard V. Andre Jr., of Memphis, Tenn., have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors on Sept. 23 at Arlington National Cemetery.

On July 8, 1969, Sizemore and Andre were on a night armed reconnaissance mission when their A-26A Invader aircraft crashed in Xiangkhoang Province, Laos. Both men died in the crash but their remains were unaccounted for until April 2013.

FORMER SECDEFS SLAM OBAMA OVER SYRIA

Gates, Panetta, Served During Obama's First Term
By Harold Hutchison

Two former Secretaries of Defense who served under Barack Obama have slammed his handling of the crisis in Syria. Robert Gates and Leon Panetta, who held the top civilian leadership position at the Defense Department.

“When the president of the United States draws a red line, the credibility of this country is dependent on him backing up his word,” Panetta said at a forum in Dallas, Texas. Panetta also criticized Obama’s decision to ask Congress for authorization.

TOP AFGHAN COP KILLED

Female Cop Latest in String of Murdered Afghan Women
By Harold Hutchison

A top cop in Afghanistan became the latest prominent woman in that country to be murdered. The killing of Sub-Inspector Negar comes less than three months after her predecessor was also murder.

WHAT IS PUTIN’S PRICE?

America May Avoid Being Al-Qaeda’s Air Force, But At What Cost?
By Harold Hutchison

If media reports are accurate, then America’s chances of avoiding the irony of becoming al-Qaeda’s air force in Syria have increased. According to media reports, Syria will hand over its chemical weapons to the international community under a deal being supported by Russia, France and the ChiComs. Thus, the crisis that seemed to be hurtling headlong towards war, would be resolved.

COULD OBAMA LOSE WAR VOTE IN THE HOUSE?

Opposition Mounts to War With Syria
By Harold Hutchison

Barack Obama could lose a vote in the House of Representatives on a resolution authorizing the use of force against Syria in response to the 21 August chemical weapons attack that killed over 1,400 people. According to Politico.com, despite support from House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), no more than 60 Republicans appear likely to support a strike on the Assad regime.

IS AMERICA ON A COLLISION COURSE WITH RUSSIA?

Could Syria Strike Re-Ignite Cold War?
By Harold Hutchison

Russian president Vladimir Putin could possibly re-evaluate a decision to suspend a contract to deliver S-300 missiles to Syria. The move is one of several possible responses to a potential American strike on Syria.

According to a report by Fox News, Russia, which has supported Assad’s regime for years and his father’s for decades before that, is also considering replacing any equipment. Military analyst Ralph Peters noted that “Putin will live up to what he says.”

BOOTS ON THE GROUND AFTER ALL?

Resolution Approved by Foreign Relations Committee Goes Further than Promised
By Harold Hutchison

The resolution authorizing the use of force in Syria that was passed Senate Foreign Relations Committee could allow for “boots on the ground” – putting American ground troops in the middle of the bloody civil war.

War on Syria Means Victory for Al Qaeda

President Obama's proposed military strike means, practically speaking, that the U.S. will intervene on behalf of al Qaeda in Syria. Why is this dangerous proposal being taken seriously by Congress?

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OBAMA TELLS A WHOPPER ABOUT THE RED LINE

Denies Ever Setting Red Line, But Video Reveals Truth
By Harold Hutchison

Is Barack Obama a pathological liar, is he stupid, or does he just think the American people are stupid? That question comes to the forefront as Obama denied setting a “red line” with regards to Syria during a press conference in Sweden, while en route to the G-20 summit in Russia.

See his comments denying the red line here:

BOEHNER FAVORS STRIKING SYRIA

Majority Leader Cantor to also Support Attack
By Harold Hutchison

House Speaker John Boehner has come out in support of a strike on the regime of Syrian dictator Bashir Assad in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons. The announcement comes as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced it would hold hearings on a resolution authorizing the use of force.

NO MATTER THE OUTCOME, AMERICA LOSES

Obama’s Bungling Has Ensured A Bad Outcome
By Harold Hutchison

Whether you agree with intervening in the bloody Syrian civil war or not, the United States is now practically guaranteed to see a bad outcome for itself. The blame for this lies at the feet of Barack Obama, who has managed though a combination of indecisiveness and bluster to have created a foreign policy disaster for the country.

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Text of US Assessment of Syrian Chemical Weapons Use

U.S. Government Assessment of the Syrian Government’s weapons attack on August 21, 2013

Statement on Syria by John F. Kerry

President Obama has spent many days now consulting with Congress and talking with leaders around the world about the situation in Syria. And last night, the President asked all of us on his national security team to consult with the leaders of Congress as well, including the leadership of the Congressional national security committees. And he asked us to consult about what we know regarding the horrific chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs last week.