Austin Bay: October 2006 Archives

Unified Front

A Pentagon press lunch with the secretary of defense is a rare privilege, especially for a columnist from fly-over country. I've watched Don Rumsfeld perform on television. He treats stand-up press conferences as sparring rings, where he's the heavyweight champ... Read More

The Exceptional Nation

If demography is destiny, then news of America's decline is (like Mark Twain's death) decidedly premature. Statisticians tell us Oct. 17 (at 7:46 a.m. EDT, according to the Census Bureau's estimate) was the day America's population reached, then surpassed, 300... Read More

Axis of Evil vs. Axis of Interests

South Korea's Samsung Corp. is one of the largest private employers in the Texas county I call home. Samsung's international headquarters, located in downtown Seoul, South Korea, lies within the range fan of North Korean FROG-7 type rockets. A North... Read More

Al-Qaida's Growing Doubts

Several declassified al-Qaida documents -- one discovered after the June 2006 air strike that killed al-Qaida's Iraqi emir, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi -- strongly suggest al-Qaida's leaders fear they are losing the War on Terror. On Sept. 18, Iraqi National Security... Read More

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