Brandon Wales

To solve the problems in Kosovo, go after their cause – Milosevic

As of this writing, NATO is continuing with Operation Allied Force even though Serbia’s offensive against Kosovar Albanians is seemingly unaffected. It is obvious to observers across the political spectrum, expect the president, that the air war as it is being fought will not achieve any meaningful results. It will not save the Kosovars from […]

A muddled U.S.-North Korea policy

While the Clinton administration is attempting to stand up to Yugoslav strongman Slobodan Milosevic despite years of appeasing him and his genocidal ambitions, it has just completed a deal with the worlds most dangerous regime – North Korea. The negotiations that led to this latest agreement began after evidence began to mount that an underground […]

Save the Iraqi people, not Clinton’s presidency

It has been five weeks since President Clinton launched Operation Desert Fox, coming on the eve of an impending House impeachment vote against him for committing perjury and abusing power. To those of us who have long argued for strong military action in Iraq, Clinton’s thinly veiled “wag the dog” exercise was, to say the […]

Wye hurts U.S.-Israeli relations

Sixty years ago, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returned from his trip to Germany and declared there would be “peace for our time.” History has shown the consequences of Chamberlain’s na?vet? of Adolf Hitler and his ambitions. In the end, treating Hitler as a “partner for peace” only made it easier for the Third Reich […]

Congress goes home, but leaves U.S. vulnerable

Now that it has drawn to a close, there is much criticism of the 105th Congress as a “do-nothing Congress.” Most of these accusations are emanating from disgruntled Democrats harping for the old days when they dominated the legislature. However, on arguably the most important piece of legislation of the term, if not the last […]

U.S. military should be trained to fight and win wars, not sexism

Last Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the 1999 National Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 373-50. One of the most damaging components of this bill, aside from the fact that it does not provide a necessary increase in the president’s budget request, is perpetuating a patently-flawed system of gender-integrating basic training. […]

Stop terrorists before they strike U.S. targets

Americans briefly were distracted from the dog days of summer and the ever-evolving scandals that plague President Clinton by two events that will come to symbolize the face of radical Islamic terrorism and hopefully, if sustained, America’s swift retaliation. We were awakened Aug. 7 with the horrific news of the twin bombings of U.S. embassies […]

U.S. vulnerable to missile attack

Maybe President Clinton was weary from fighting off countless attacks on his character or from the strain of being marginalized in his second term, but his State of the Union address missed the mark on the most important issue facing the security of the United States in the near future and beyond. While the economy […]

New landmine treaty is unrealistic

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 1997 Peace Prize jointly to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and its coordinator, Jody Williams Oct. 17. Though the Nobel Committee applauded Williams for starting “a process which in the space of a few years changed a ban on anti-personnel mines from a vision to a feasible […]