Jed Babbin: Jed Babbin is a former Air Force officer who served as a deputy undersecretary in the George H. W. Bush administration. He is the best-selling author of, In the Words of Our Enemies”, (Regnery 2007), Inside the Asylum: Why the UN and Old Europe are Worse than You Think” (Regnery 2004) and, Showdown: Why China Wants War with the United States,” (with Edward Timperlake, Regnery, 2006.) He is former editor of Human Events, the oldest conservative journal in the United States.
Mr. Babbin has written columns for RealClearPolitics.com, The American Spectator, The Washington Times, The Weekly Standard and National Review Online. His expertise is in politics, national security and foreign affairs. However, he also writes about all things political and (for The American Spectator’s Saloon” series) on more serious subjects such as single barrel bourbon and fine cigars. He wrote the military adventure novel, Legacy of Valor. (Pentland Press, 2000).
Mr. Babbin is a military and foreign affairs analyst and frequently appears as a guest host for top talk radio hosts including Jerry Doyle, Roger Hedgecock and Fred Thompson and as a guest on many cable television news shows.
Mr. Babbin is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology (B.E. 1970), Cumberland School of Law (J.D. 1973) and the Georgetown University Law School (LL.M. 1978).
How Obama is Transforming America's Military from Superpower to Paper Tigerby Jed Babbin
Barack Obama has made it clear that he thinks the world would be a better and more peaceful place if the United States were too weak to affect the course of events. Obama, along with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, has slashed missile defense, dramatically reduced investment in future military technologies, and broken promises to our allies. In addition, Obama… See more details below
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Barack Obama has made it clear that he thinks the world would be a better and more peaceful place if the United States were too weak to affect the course of events. Obama, along with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, has slashed missile defense, dramatically reduced investment in future military technologies, and broken promises to our allies. In addition, Obama is transforming our military into a politically correct force that no one will want to join.
In this incisive Broadside, Jed Babbin analyzes Obama’s military strategy and shows how he has pursued a consistent course of action that defines him and his overriding objective to reduce America from a superpower to a paper tiger. These are not the policies of a president who wants America to be strong, safe, and secure. But they are the policies that define Barack Obama.
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