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Ten years later -- Are Americans better or worse off?

Ten years later -- Are Americans better or worse off?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Americans must ask themselves and their leaders if they are better off today than a decade ago. Then they must force those leaders to act when that answer becomes unmistakable.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

A strategy for AFPAK

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Having announced a strategy for Iraq, the Obama administration is now completing a strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan collectively called AFPAK. The White House appears to assume that "success," as achieved in Iraq, is obtainable in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, that assumption is flawed.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Commentary: It's broke so fix it

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- What can Colin Powell, John Kerry, Frank Carlucci and Zbigniew Brzezinski all agree on? The U.S. government is no longer dysfunctional; it's broken.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Suppose bin Laden ain't looney

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A friend, widely experienced in the Middle East, called the other day with a loaded question. Suppose, he asked, Osama bin Laden's reasons and strategy for conf
HARLAN ULLMAN, Outside View Commentator

Bush's best bet

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush is widely regarded by supporters as someone who says what he means and means what he says. Thus, will his stirring inaugural address of
HARLAN ULLMAN, Outside View Commentator

Understanding the terror war

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Last week's very visible award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to three of the chief architects of the war in Iraq an
HARLAN ULLMAN, Outside View Contributor

America, we have a problem

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A largely unnoticed, recently released report drafted by an important and mostly invisible Pentagon advisory group -- the Defense Science Board, or DSB -- conta
HARLAN ULLMAN, Outside View Commentator

Viktors and spoils

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Elections are rightly dominating the news from George W. Bush's 51 percent victory over John Kerry to whomever the Palestinians will chose to succeed Yasser Ara
HARLAN ULLMAN, Outside View Commentator

America, get and stay angry

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Americans should be angry. They should be angry with President George Bush. They should be angry with Sen. John Kerry. They should be angry with Congress.
HARLAN ULLMAN, A UPI Outside View Commentary

What now from Sistani?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- About Iraq, two realities are important to focus our thinking.
HARLAN ULLMAN, A UPI Outside View Commmentary

A National Security U ?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- About making the nation safer from terror attack, there is one deficiency so glaring that it is hiding in plain sight. That failure pertains to people.
HARLAN ULLMAN, A UPI Outside View Commentary

Saudis firm on hostage negotiation

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia's chief foreign affairs adviser Adel al-Jubeir said his country would not negotiate with terrorists, after a video of an American hostage aired on
ARNA WILKINSON

Review: Unfinished Business - A must read

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Book Review: "Unfinished Business: Afghanistan, the Middle East and Beyond -- Defusing the Dangers that Threaten America's Security." (Kensington, $29.95, 300 p
WILLIAM S. SESSIONS

The Far Horizon: Unfinished Business

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- On Sept. 11, 19 box cutters, employed with cunning and care, killed more than 3,000 innocent souls, eradicated nearly a trillion dollars worth of the nation's g
HARLAN ULLMAN

The Far Horizon: It ain't over yet

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Very good and very bad news comes from Afghanistan. The very good news is that this phase of the military campaign against al Qaida and the Taliban has gone wel
HARLAN ULLMAN

The Far Horizon: Enron'ed?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Xerox is still a well-known corporate name despite a bankruptcy filing and "Xeroxed" remains the common term for machine copying of documents. Enron, the nation
HARLAN ULLMAN

The Far Horizon: Serious or desperate?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- There is the finest of lines between tragedy and satire. Ninety years ago, the scent of war was thickening in Europe. Not-so-secret alliances were binding the g
HARLAN ULLMAN

Far Horizon: Presumption of guilt

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- During World War II, Churchill and Roosevelt made war on Nazism and Hitler. Destroying the Third Reich was the aim. Capturing or killing every Nazi was not. At
HARLAN ULLMAN

Three Big Questions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- 2002 presents a hugely unfinished agenda for George W. Bush and America: winning the battle against terror and terrorism. Three big questions will determine how
HARLAN ULLMAN

Far Horizon: Presumption of guilt

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- During World War II, Churchill and Roosevelt made war on Nazism and Hitler. Destroying the Third Reich was the aim. Capturing or killing every Nazi was not. At
HARLAN ULLMAN

The Far Horizon: The Fog of War

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Clausewitz invented the phrase "fog of war." By that, he meant the confusion and uncertainty of war. From privates on the battlefield to generals in headquarter
HARLAN ULLMAN

Fog of War

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Far Horizon: The Fog of War
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The Far Horizon: Days of Infamy

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Friday, Dec. 7, marks the 60th anniversary of Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Nearly 2,000 American sailors and soldiers were killed that grim morning.
HARLAN ULLMAN

Days of INfamy

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The Far Horizon: Days of Infamy
HARLAN ULLMAN

Far Horizon: Slippery Slopes

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Thus far, the American-led campaign in Afghanistan to "root out the evil ones" appears to be proceeding better than anyone anticipated or predicted. There are,
HARLAN ULLMAN
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