In 2009, House Republicans voted to cut $1.2 billion from State Department operations, including funds for 300 additional diplomatic security positions.
A timely new book, "Arab Spring, Libyan WInter," provides a short, information-rich guide to what the NATO controversy is all about.
Is current U.S. foreign policy in Africa following a blueprint drawn up almost eight years ago by one of the most conservative think tanks in the world?
Rebel troops have broken through to Tripoli, the Libyan capital. The NATO intervention has been decisive, and that should trouble us.
I was suspicious of the UN Security Council's establishment of a Libya no fly zone from the beginning, and events seem to be proving me right.
After President Obama's March 28 address to the nation on the U.S. and NATO military intervention in Libya, many questions remain.
Many African nations, including especially South Africa, expressed qualms about AFRICOM.
I blew a gasket paying $3.89 for a gallon of gas the other day. It cost me over $60 to fill the tank and tore a gigantic hole in my pocket.
President Obama needs to stand up against the warhawks, by moving toward a quick cease-fire in Libya.
Any such attack would mean destroying the Gaddafi regime's anti-aircraft missile installations, almost surely resulting in civilian casualties on the ground.