Articles by Robert Haddick

Who Gets Stuck with North Korea?

Is the regime in North Korea about to collapse? Betting on the demise of Kim Jong-Il's reign is a wager frequently made, but yet to pay off. A recent country report from Jane's Information Group speculates on a collapse... Read More

The Imperial Supreme Court

Critics of the Bush administration assert that America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and other actions, overt and covert, in the larger War on Terror, constitute an attempt by President Bush to create an American empire in the classic... Read More

Countering Oil Rogues: Target the Price or Volume?

"Oil rogues," fattened by gluttonous revenues, are again tormenting the United States. The global price of crude oil now exceeds $90 per barrel, surpassing on an inflation-adjusted basis the price recorded in the early 1980s after the chaos caused... Read More

Patriot or Vigilante?

Did a group of experienced military officers, comprised of intelligence analysts, Iraq war veterans, and reservists, some who are also police officers in Los Angeles, form their own "vigilance committee" to hunt down al Qaeda suspects operating inside the... Read More

The Real Patreaus-Crocker Story

On Monday, September 10, 2007, General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker delivered their long-awaited testimonies to a joint hearing of the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees. General Petraeus made the headlines when he announced that the Read More

The Great Balancing Act: Will Iraq Become an Endless Battleground?

Why are General David Petraeus, America's top officer in Iraq, and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki shouting at each other? It seems as if tempers fray and blood boils whenever the two men meet to save Iraq's future. The... Read More

Will America Stand By While Chaos Swirls?

It now seems inevitable that the United States will soon begin withdrawing its military forces from Iraq. Leading Republican members of Congress have lost patience with the Bush administration's strategy there. In September, General David Petraeus, the U.S. comman Read More

Journalists, You're in the Army Now

The days of the independent, neutral war correspondent, objectively reporting from a war's front lines, are quickly coming to an end. In the future, a war correspondent will either effectively be a soldier for one faction of a conflict,... Read More

A Colonel's War Against the Generals

The tagline on Lt. Col. Paul Yingling's important article at Armed Force Journal states: "ARMY LT. COL. PAUL YINGLING is deputy commander, 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment. He has served two tours in Iraq, another in Bosnia and a fourth... Read More

The Political Economy of Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will soon release its 4th Assessment Report. This report will again warn that atmospheric temperatures are due to rise this century with harmful consequences for the planet's ecosystems. The IPCC will recommend t Read More

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