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U.S. military power and 20/20 hindsight

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Legitimate yelps of pain along with klaxons sounding alarms are reverberating throughout the Pentagon due to sequestration.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

The Syrian Sisyphus

TALLINN, Estonia, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Even if the Syrian chemical weapons agreement holds, hard, if not seemingly impossible, work lies ahead to realize this extraordinary opportunity.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

The fall of our discontent

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A long, hot and wet summer in Washington risks metastasizing into a "Fall of Discontent."
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

A Queen of Heart's advice for Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" offers a relevant insight into how to respond -- or not -- to chemical weapons attacks in Syria that claimed 1,500 lives.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Egyptian and Arab democracy uber alles?

Egyptian and Arab democracy uber alles?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Insanity has been described as constantly repeating the same mistake and expecting a different outcome. That characterization sadly applies to U.S. attitudes and policies toward much of what is happening in Egypt and the Arab and Islamic worlds.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
No easy fixes for NATO

No easy fixes for NATO

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- To paraphrase Shakespeare: Alas poor NATO. We knew it well.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Wrong again -- It ain't the war on terror stupid!

Wrong again -- It ain't the war on terror stupid!

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Unspecific warnings last week about an al-Qaida terrorist plot were taken very seriously.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

All-American Agenda II: A financially realistic defense

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Will anything improve when Congress returns to Washington? The answer isn't reassuring.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

An All-American agenda

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- This column advances what the United States must do to get its domestic house in order.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Backbone needed now

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- Few entities are more in need of resurrection than the governance of the United States.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

American decline -- pure poppycock!

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- A specter is haunting the United States. That specter is one of American decline. But this specter isn't merely exaggerated. It is poppycock.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Mr. President missing in action?

Mr. President missing in action?

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- Regional crises abound. Massive protests in Egypt that ended the flailing Morsi government to continued bloodshed from Afghanistan to Syria are representative of these crises.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

When governments become destructive

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- July Fourth, marks the United States' Independence Day. The central celebrated document, the Declaration of Independence, that rejected British rule, was the masterpiece of democratic expression written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Too many archdukes, too many bullets

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- There are a Four New Horsemen of the Apocalypse threatening world security.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

America strikes out

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Using a baseball metaphor, in the field of national security, when the United States comes to bat, it often starts with 2 1/2 strikes against it.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

The third Russian Revolution

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Russia may be on a verge of a third revolution as political dissent and the suppression of those who disagree with Vladimir Putin, increase.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Trapped in the cul de sac of no good choices

Trapped in the cul de sac of no good choices

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Series of complex issues around the world leave the United States with few good options to help bring any of the problem to a positive outcome.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Syrian supernova?

DOHA, Qatar, May 29 (UPI) -- Syria is dying. A further tragedy is that there is little the outside world can do to end that war.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Win wars not battles

DOHA, Qatar, May 22 (UPI) -- If there is one strategic weakness or Achilles' heel in U.S. geostrategic thinking, it is a fixation with winning battles and not winning wars.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Pentagon's most perplexing challenge: People

STEYNING, England, May 15 (UPI) -- With budget cuts looming, militaries across the globe need to look at how they deal with their most important asset: People.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Pakistani politics: Perils and paradoxes

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Tens of millions Pakistanis will vote, marking the first time in Pakistan's history that an elected civilian government and will be replaced democratically.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

America's most tolerated dangers

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Bad governance, hubris and self-delusion stands as key threats to U.S. standing in the world.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

America's historical amnesia

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Understanding of history might make dealing with the dangers of today and the uncertainties of tomorrow a little easier. Historical amnesia is not the answer.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Lyndon W. Obama

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The shadow of North Korea's latest provocations for the moment has obscured Iran and its nuclear ambitions.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Shocking and awing the Boy Leader

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Given the antics of Kim Jung Un, it is hard to know how serious or desperate the current situation on the Korean Peninsula is.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
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