HOME WELCOME ARTICLES ARCHIVES BIOGRAPHY FEEDBACK BLOG LINKS Articles



CURRENT
February 2017 Rapid Fire: Buildup in Europe
Shrunken Shadows and Broken Oaths, Providence, 1.24.17
Spreading the Economic Freedom Message, Insight, 1.17.17
Not Alone in Iraq, Landing Zone, 1.17.17
The Role of Faith in Foreign Policy, byFaith, 1.9.17
A 21st-Century Fortress America? Capstones, 1.4.17
The General Welfare, ASCF Report, 1.3.17
January 2017 Rapid Fire: Vets Keep America Going
Veterans Wanted, The American Legion Magazine, 1.1.17

To peruse Dowd's archives organized by date (1992-2016), click here. To peruse Dowd's articles organized by topic, scroll down.


ARTICLES of FAITH
Shrunken Shadows and Broken Oaths, Providence, 1.24.17
The Role of Faith in Foreign Policy, byFaith, 1.9.17
Repeat the Sounding Joy, byFaith, 12.12.16
Freedom from Speech, byFaith, 9.14.16
The Church in the Information Age, byFaith, 8.29.16
Colors of Life, byFaith, 8.15.16
A Scrambled and Schizophrenic Time, byFaith, 8.1.16
Finding the Balance, The Military Chaplain, Summer 2016
The Lesson and Life, The Lookout, 6.19.16
Corporate Responsibility and Individual Morality, byFaith, 5.25.16
Finding God's Fingerprints, byFaith, 5.2.16
What Works and What Doesn't, Providence, 4.27.16
Flirting with Darkness? byFaith, 4.20.16
Erasing Christianity in the Middle East, Providence, 2.17.16
A Tortured Debate, byFaith, 1.20.16
Waiting for the Lord, byFaith, 12.21.15
Camouflaged Christians, byFaith, 11.11.15
Smothering Religious Freedom, byFaith, 10.21.15
Shield and Sword: The Case for Deterrence, Providence, Fall 2015
Tied in Knots, byFaith, 10.1.15
What to Make of Ashley Madison, byFaith, 9.21.15
A Listening Love, The Lookout, 9.15.15
Darkness and Light at the Crossroads, The Institute on Religion and Democracy, 9.11.15
Devoid of Conscience, byFaith, 8.24.15
Inescapable Things, The Institute on Religion and Democracy, 8.5.15
Dads, Duty and Dreams, byFaith, 6.18.15
The Cartoon Jihad, ASCF Report, 5.6.15
To-Do Lists, byFaith, 5.6.15
In Praise of (Good) Judgment, byFaith, 4.27.15
Truths of Jesus' First Words, byFaith, 4.15.15
An Assault on U.S. Interests and Ideals, ASCF Report, 3.15.16
Valentine’s Day: Time to Show and Tell, byFaith, 2.12.15
Roe v. Wade Turns 42: Unhappy Birthday, byFaith, 1.8.15
China: A Christmas Conundrum, byFaith, 12.10.14
Don't Miss the Main Course
, byFaith, 12.1.14
A Shield for Faith, byFaith, 11.6.14
Postmodern Problems, byFaith, 10.28.14
The Evil of North Korea, byFaith, 10.3.14
All Kinds of Greed, byFaith, September 2014
Work and Purpose, byFaith, 8.27.14
Christianity and Economics: What Works Best for the Poor, byFaith, 8.25.14
Faith and America, byFaith, 7.2.14
A Healthy Estate, byFaith, 7.1.14
Our Father's Fridge, The Lookout, 6.15.14
A Fight for Life, byFaith, 3.26.14
To Judge with Equity, byFaith, 3.6.14
Religious Cleansing in the Holy Land, byFaith, 1.27.14
Drones and Just War: Ramifications of Risk-Free War, byFaith, 1.21.14
A Little Boy's Big Question, The Lookout, 12.22.13
Praying for Order and Wisdom, byFaith, 11.26.13
Road to Damascus? byFaith, 9.25.13
A Time to Die, byFaith, Fall 2013
The Pattern of This World, The Lookout, 9.15.13
Fighting a Culture of Death, byFaith, Summer 2013
The Sacredness of Life, byFaith, Summer 2013
Heaven's Heroes, The Lookout, 6.2.13
Avoiding the Danger Zone, The Lookout, 2.24.13
Neither Fruitful Nor Multiplying
, byFaith, Winter 2012
The Shameless and the Unashamed, byFaith, Fall 2012
Following the Call of Conscience, byFaith, Spring 2012
A Criminal Law, byFaith, Spring 2012
Following a Higher Law, byFaith,
Spring 2012
Love Letters, The Lookout, 6.10.12
The God of Tiny Details, byFaith, Winter 2011
Know Your Enemy, The Lookout, 10.30.11
The Improbable Path of True Disciples, byFaith, Fall 2011
Passing the Test of Love, byFaith, 8.1.11
A Righteous Man, The Lookout, 6.19.11
A Passion for Film, The Plain Truth, Spring 2011
Living in a Whatever World, The Lookout, 3.13.11
A Work in Progress, The Lookout, 1.9.11
A Life-Changing Vision, The Lookout, 8.29.10
Buried Treasure, The Lookout, 3.7.10
It Is I, byFaith, Winter 2009
Speaking Creatively, The Lookout, 11.1.09
Lust: A Life and Death Matter, byFaith, Fall 2009
Moving Day: From Apathy to Action, The Lookout, 8.23.09
A La Carte Christianity, The Lookout, 6.14.09
Courageous Cowards, byFaith, 4.8.09
Stolen Blessings, The Lookout, 11.9.08
The Lord's Unanswered Prayer, byFaith, Fall 2008
For Such a Time As This, Light and Life, 9.1.08 
A Time To Move On, The Lookout, 8.31.08
A Necessary Good, The Lookout, 6.29.08
A Parable for Troubled Times, The Plain Truth, May/June 2008
A Higher Purpose for Higher Education, byFaith, 5.1.08
From Noah to the Net, The Lookout, 4.27.08
Woe to Wealth? byFaith, 2.1.08
Life Support, The Lookout, 1.20.08
The First Coming, The Lookout, 12.23.07
Religious Right and Wrong, TCSDaily, 12.13.07
Fill-In Fathers, byFaith, 8.1.07/9.1.07
Purple People, The Lookout, 7.1.07
The Widow's Might, The Lookout, 4.15.07
Half-Life: Pushing Back against the Darkness, The Lookout, 1.21.07
A Fish Out of Water, The Lookout, 12.10.06
Here We Go Again, FrontPage Magazine, 9.20.06
A Purpose-Driven Military? The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.06
Martha's Moment, The Lookout, 5.14.06
Faith in America, American Enterprise Online, 4.24.06
The Benefit of Doubt, Light & Life, 3.1.06
Death to Cartoonists! American Enterprise Online, 2.8.06
Bethlehem and Beijing, American Enterprise Online, 12.25.05
Life Lessons, American Enterprise Online, 4.5.05
Checking Your Spiritual Pulse, The Lookout 4.4.04
Caiaphas, Pilate and Me, RelevantMagazine.com, 3.18.04
Baby Steps: Roe at 31, Light & Life 2.1.04
Snapshots of God, Psalms of September: A Collection 9.1.03
Coming to Jesus, Psalms of September: A Collection 9.1.03
When Adam Wept, The Plain Truth 3.1.03
A National Sabbath, American Outlook 11.1.02
Standing at the Crossroads, The Lookout 9.8.02
Capital Punishment: Is Justice Being Served? Light & Life, 9.1.02
Our National Sabbath, National Review Online 8.15.02
Pontius Pilate: The First Postmodernist? The Plain Truth 4.1.02
The Psalms of September, The Lookout, Light & Life, The Plain Truth 1.1.02
Saying Yes, Indianapolis News 5.28.99
Killing to Punish Killing, Endeavor 10.1.96


FOREIGN POLICY

Indicted by His Own Words, Providence, 12.30.16
Freedom in Retreat, Capstones, 11.4.16
A Credibility Crisis, ASCF Report, 9.16.16
Wrong Partners, Wrong Direction, Providence, 8.18.16
Our Friends in France, The Landing Zone, 8.16.16
An Unparalleled Pariah, Providence, 8.12.16
Failed Coups and Failed Policies, Capstones, 8.8.16
An Unsettling Affinity for Autocracy, Providence, 7.21.16
'D' for Democracy, ASCF Report, 5.31.16
A Friend of Freedom Heads Home, Providence, 5.6.16
The Unrealistic Realists, Capstones, 4.4.16
The Trump Show, Providence, 3.21.16
The Burdens of Coalition Warfare, The Landing Zone, 2.11.16
No To Be Trusted, The American Legion Magazine, 2.1.16
Wearied by Democracy, Providence, 1.19.16
Testing Times in Taiwan, ASCF Report, 1.11.16
Unraveling Iraq and Syria, ASCF Report, 12.7.15
Economic Freedom & the Building Blocks of Prosperity and Stability, American Thinker, 11.9.15
An American Policy, Capstones, 10.28.15
Keeping the Open Seas Open, The American Interest, 10.23.15
Democracy on the Defensive, The Landing Zone, 10.15.15
Time for a Little Less Detente, ASCF Report, 10.1.15
An Army of Conscience, Capstones, 9.29.15
Bad Laws, Bad Results, ASCF Report, 4.22.15
The Problem of Foreign Policy, Capstones, 3.3.15
Harsh Headlines, ASCF Report, 3.2.15
Awareness without Action
, Capstones, 1.9.15
Cure for a World Adrift, The American Interest, 11.25.14
Back in the USSR? The American Legion Magazine, 6.1.14
Road to Hell, The American Legion Magazine, 5.1.14
Mexico Needs Our Help, The National Post, 3.10.14
Resetting the Reset, ASCF Report, 3.3.14
Bordering on Chaos, The American, 3.2.14
Global Guess Who? The Landing Zone, 12.17.13
The Arctic Becomes a Hot Spot, The American Magazine Online, 12.7.13
UN-Workable: Replacing the United Nations, ASCF Report, 12.2.13
The Longest Spring, The American Legion Magazine, 12.1.13
Japan Reawakens, The Landing Zone, 10.21.13
No Easy Matter, The Landing Zone, 9.17.13
The Core Problem, ASCF Report, 9.4.13
A Confused and Confusing Foreign Policy, The American Interest Online, 9.4.13
Secretary of War, FrontPage, 6.26.13
A Care-less Foreign Policy, American Thinker, 5.18.13
The Lonely Path, The American Legion Magazine, 4.1.13
The Special Relationship Deepens, The Landing Zone, 3.18.13
Peace in His Mind, FrontPage, 2.22.13
Rogue Russia, The Landing Zone, 12.17.12
To Bolster Failed States, Support Freedom, World Politics Review, 12.5.12
Freedom and Failed States, Fraser Forum, November/December 2012
A Decidedly Unclear Foreign Policy, FrontPage 10.22.12
Obama's World without Friends, FrontPage, 8.1.12
Pakistan Imprisons Key Informant in Bin Laden Raid, FrontPage, 5.24.12
A Tale of Two Civil Wars, FrontPage, 4.11.12
Syria: Obama's Bosnia, World Politics Review, 4.4.12
Countering China's Reach in Latin America, ASCF Report, 2.10.12
And Now the Hostage Crisis, FrontPage, 2.10.12
Wrong Move, FrontPage, 1.18.12
A Force for Action: Toward a Concert of Democracies, The Landing Zone, 1.17.12
Bouazizi's Revolution
, Fraser Forum, January/February 2012
Bouazizi for Time's Person of the Year, The Mark News, 11.28.11
What a Basketball Brawl Teaches Us about the PRC, FrontPage, 8.22.11
Whither the Obama of Hope? The Mark News, 8.10.11
When Leadership Has an Expiration Date, FrontPage, 8.4.11
UN-Believable, FrontPage, 7.13.11
A World of Frustration, FrontPage, 6.29.11
Japan at a Crossroads, The Landing Zone, 6.16.11
Canada, U.S. Still Partners for Peace
, The Diplomat & International Canada, Spring 2011
A Dangerous Doctrine, FrontPage Magazine, 3.31.11
Presidential Pettiness, FrontPage Magazine, 3.30.11
Egypt: Vanguard of Conflict or Freedom? The Landing Zone, 3.16.11
Obama's Human Rights Failure, FrontPage Magazine, 1.18.11
The Barbarity of Beijing, FrontPage Magazine, 12.21.10
Meeting the Russia Challenge, The Mark, 12.21.10
Obama Follows Bush on India, FrontPage Magazine, 11.9.10
Return of the Realists, FrontPage Magazine, 10.26.10
Partners for Peace, The American Legion Magazine, 10.1.10
Perspective on Piracy, The Landing Zone, 8.20.10
Beijing's Way, FrontPage Magazine, 6.3.10
Obama's Unexceptional Nation, FrontPage Magazine, 4.16.10
Warming up to the ICC, The Landing Zone, 4.16.10
Friend or Foe? The American Legion Magazine, 3.1.10
New Year, Old Problems, The Landing Zone, 1.3.10
The Exit Strategy President, FrontPage Magazine, 12.10.09 
A Freedom Problem, The American Legion Magazine, 11.1.09
Hope Is a Foreign Policy, FrontPage Magazine, 10.2.09
A Very Cold War? Military Officer, 9.1.09
Obama Learns Foreign Disagreements Come with Presidency, The Detroit News, 7.14.09
Taking Action in the Arctic, Fraser Forum, 4.1.09
What the World Wants (and What It Will Get), Doublethink Online, 12.22.08
No Longer a Forgotten Continent, Doublethink Online, 12.8.08
Red Christmas, The American Legion Magazine, 12.1.08
The Lonely Path, Fraser Forum, 10.1.08
West Can't Ignore Russian Aggression in Georgia, The Landing Zone, 8.11.08
Russia's Arctic Claims Get Cold Reception from U.S., Canada, The Landing Zone, 8.4.08
A Well-Intentioned but Flawed Court, World Politics Review, 7.1.08
Elements of the Bush Doctrine Will Outlive the Bush Presidency, World Politics Review, 5.5.08
Storm Warning in South America, FrontPage Magazine, 3.7.08
A Cold Peace, The American Legion Magazine, 3.1.08
Brownout? From Blair to Brown, The American Legion Magazine, 12.1.07
Destroying the Nation-State, FrontPage Magazine, 11.6.07
A Friend in France, The American Legion Magazine, 10.1.07
Propaganda Coup, FrontPage Magazine, 9.25.07
Red Relapse, The American Legion Magazine, 6.1.07
An Independent Kosovo? FrontPage Magazine, 5.22.07
The Price of Piracy, FrontPage Magazine, 4.4.07
Full Circle, FrontPage Magazine, 1.12.07
The Bush Administration: Act III, FrontPage Magazine, 1.5.07
New World Disorder, American Enterprise Online, 7.3.06
Canada Reawakens, The American Legion Magazine, 7.1.06
The Pale-Blue Yonder, American Enterprise Online, 6.19.06
Fighting Words, American Enterprise Online, 5.29.06
Neither Friend Nor Foe, American Enterprise Online, 4.10.06
China's Secret Gulags: An Interview with Harry Wu, The American Legion Magazine, 4.1.06
Vacancy at The Hague Hotel, American Enterprise Online, 3.20.06
Blowback, American Enterprise Online, 3.13.06
Patience Pays Off? The Baltimore Sun, 3.7.06
The World Watches and Wonders, American Enterprise Online, 2.21.06
Mulligan in the Middle East, American Enterprise Online, 2.13.06
Democratic Disaster? American Enterprise Online, 1.30.06
Canada: Don’t Tread on Us, American Enterprise Online, 1.23.06
Bethlehem and Beijing,  American Enterprise Online, 12.25.05
Weapons of Mass Protection, The American Legion Magazine, 8.1.05
Wartime Politics, American Enterprise Online, 6.1.05
We Stand on Guard for Thee? The American Enterprise, April/May 2005
An Alliance of Indifference and Annoyance, American Enterprise Online 2.23.05
A Plank in Europe's Eye, American Enterprise Online 12.14.04
A Frothing of Words, American Enterprise Online 12.1.04
Finishing al Qaeda, American Enterprise Online 11.3.04
A Different Course? Parameters Autumn 2004
Continental Rift, The American Legion Magazine 7.1.04
Bill Clinton's Multilateral Fairy Tale, Wall Street Journal Europe 7.30.04
An Old Perspective on Iraq, American Enterprise Online 6.30.04
Bush's Voice, American Enterprise Online 6.16.04
The Next Secretary of State, American Enterprise Online 5.19.04
America's Doctrine, American Outlook Spring 2004
Tied Down, The American Legion Magazine 5.1.04
Time to Play Good Cop, American Enterprise Online, 12.19.03
Coming UN-done, The American Enterprise 12.1.03
Thirteen Years, Parameters, 9.1.03
Exporting Civil Society, The World & I, 7.1.03
Beyond Baghdad, The American Legion Magazine, 7.1.03
America's Other Special Relationship, American Outlook, 7.1.03
Baghdad and Beyond, National Review Online, 4.10.03
The New NATO, The American Legion Magazine, 4.1.03
No Third Act, Tech Central Station, 3.20.03
UN R.I.P., Financial Times Deutschland, American Enterprise Online, 3.10.03
Churchill's Echo, Tech Central Station, 3.5.03
In Search of Monsters to Destroy, The World & I, 1.1.03
Words of War, National Review Online, 12.5.02
NATO's Next Mission, National Review Online, 11.20.02
Worlds Apart, The American Legion Magazine, 8.1.02 
A Colder War, The World & I, 7.1.02
Order Outside the Court, American Outlook Today, 5.14.02
The NATO Summit: Big Deal or Big Mistake? Washington Times, 6.12.01
Legacy of Weakness, Washington Times, 1.15.01
Photo-op Foreign Policy, Jerusalem Post, 10.24.00
NATO After Kosovo, Policy Review, 12.1.99/1.1.00   
Life after Yeltsin, Indianapolis News, 9.28.99
NATO Turns 50, Indianapolis News, 3.5.99
Christmas in China, Indianapolis News, 12.18.98
A Closer Look at the UN Treaty on Child Rights, Indianapolis News, 4.29.96
Reconsidering the CSCE (Part I), Hudson Briefing Paper, 2.1.95
Reconsidering the CSCE (Part II), Hudson Briefing Paper, 2.1.95
A Pattern of Failure, Endeavor, 9.30.94
The Paradox of Clinton Foreign Policy, Indianapolis Star, 1.17.94
How America Can Ease Russia's Economic Woes, Indianapolis Star, 4.2.93


MILITARY HISTORY
Lead Together, Bleed Together, The American Legion Magazine, 12.1.16
When History Tipped toward Freedom, Providence, 6.6.16
A Sad Speech, Providence, 5.27.16
America at War, The American Legion Magazine, 5.1.15
All the Horrors of All the Ages
, The American Legion Magazine, 8.1.14
Shadows of August, Capstones, 7.28.14
Six Lessons from Six June, Capstones, 6.6.14
From this Beachhead to the Next, ASCF Report, 6.2.14
A Promise Kept, The Landing Zone, 5.16.14
They Came in Peace, The American Legion Magazine, 10.1.13
United Nations: The Anglo-American Bond Grows Stronger, ASCF Report, 5.1.13
What MacArthur's Farewell Teaches Us Today, FrontPage Magazine, 4.29.11
Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Efforts, The Landing Zone, 6.15.10
History Lesson, Military Officer, 4.1.10
Casualties Count, The Landing Zone, 2.18.10
I Knew Two Heroes, TCSDaily, 6.5.09
The Truth about Iraq and Vietnam, FrontPage Magazine, 8.3.07
History’s Inkblots, FrontPage Magazine, 4.4-6.07
Bush  Follows Patton, FrontPage Magazine, 12.4.06
Melting Pot Military,  American Enterprise Online, 7.17.06
A Message Written in Steel, American Enterprise Online, 11.2.05
An Interview with Victor Davis Hanson, The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.05
The Exertions of Better Men, Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Spring 2005
Continental Rift, The American Legion Magazine, 7.1.04
An Old Perspective on Iraq, American Enterprise Online, 6.30.04
Warriors from a New World, American Enterprise Online, 6.2.04
An Iraqi Tet? American Enterprise Online, 4.8.04
To Make Men Free, The American Legion Magazine, 4.1.04
America's Asymmetric War, The World & I, 3.1.04
Thirteen Years, Parameters, 9.1.03
The Long Goodbye, The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.03
America's Warrior Remnant, American Outlook, 8.20.03
A Military Transformed, American Enterprise Online, 5.5.03
Counting the Costs, The American Legion Magazine, 4.1.02
Memorial to a Generation, The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.01
The Forgotten War's Forgotten Branch, Retired Officer, 8.1.01
Piledriver: The End of the Beginning, VFW Magazine, 6.1.01
Smokes and Smiles in No-Man's Land, The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.00
Searching for Dad, The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.00
Offering Hope, The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.00
Close Call, The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.00
A True Fighter Pilot, The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.00
'Deserter' Served in Two Armies, The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.00
The Korean War As It Happened, The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.00
 

NATIONAL SECURITY
A 21st-Century Fortress America? Capstones, 1.4.17
A Return to Fortress America? Providence, 12.21.16
Cooperation or Conflict in the Arctic? The Landing Zone, 12.13.16
Twenty-Five Years of Continuous Combat, The Landing Zone, 11.16.16
A Defensive Shield, Providence, 11.15.16
Rebuilding Missile Defense, ASCF Report, 11.1.16
War of Words in Korea, The Landing Zone, 10.18.16
Next Moves in the Pacific, The Landing Zone, 9.16.16
Time for Canada to Join Missile Defense Team, The Landing Zone, 7.11.16
Preparing for the End of the Kim Dynasty, ASCF Report, 7.5.16
Resourcing the Rebalance, Military Officer, 7.1.16
Moral Hazard, Providence, Summer 2016
Diminishing Capacity=Diminishing Capability, The Landing Zone, 5.17.16
A Banner for the Nations: Preserving the Nation-State System, Providence, Spring 2016
Time to Stop Outsourcing the Space Program, Capstones, 5.2.16
The Narrowing Technology Gap, ASCF Report, 4.13.16
Old Doctrines for a New Domain, Providence, 3.7.16
Cold Front, Capstones, 3.1.16
Nervous Systems, Capstones, 2.3.16
From Desert Storm to Desert Drizzle, The Landing Zone, 1.15.16
Allies Get Serious about Missile Defense, The Landing Zone, 12.15.15
Broken Engagements, The American Legion Magazine, 12.1.15
Obama vs. Obama, Providence, 11.30.15
President Obama Grades President Obama
, ASCF Report, 11.19.15
On the Ragged Edge, The Landing Zone, 11.16.15
National Unity and National Security, The Landing Zone, 9.10.15
Distress Signals, The Landing Zone, 8.13.15
Peacekeepers, The American Legion Magazine, 8.1.15
Terrorists, Tyrants and Treaties, ASCF Report, 7.31.15
After the Iran Deal: Bracing for the Worst, Capstones, 7.24.15
A Regime that Cannot Be Trusted
, The American Thinker, 7.19.15
China: 'Battle Ready' in the Not-So-Pacific, The Landing Zone, 7.15.15
Department of Defense Attorneys, ASCF Report, 7.1.15
Insurance against Mistakes and Madmen, The Landing Zone, 6.17.15
In Defense of Missile Defense, The American Thinker, 6.15.15
States of Emergency, ASCF Report, 6.2.15
Missiles, Mistakes and Madmen, Capstones, 6.2.15
Lawyers and Warriors, The Landing Zone, 5.14.15
In the Eye of the Storm, The Landing Zone, 4.17.15
Air Apparent, The American Legion Magazine, 4.1.15
System Administrator, Capstones, 3.30.15
Cyber-Liberty Depends on Cybersecurity, The American Thinker, 3.7.15
Cybersecurity Challenges for Canada and the United States, Fraser Institute Report, 3.1.15
Rediscovering America's Purpose, Capstones, 2.2.15
Beijing's Buildup and America's Answer, The Landing Zone, 12.18.14
Time to Dust off the Monroe Doctrine, Capstones, 11.25.14
Breaking the Ice in the Arctic, The Landing Zone, 11.19.14
America's Global Role, Military Officer, 10.1.14
The Cost of Turning Inward, The Landing Zone, 9.18.14
Today's Axis of Evil, ASCF Report, 9.2.14
Capitalizing on the Capitalist Peace, The American, 7.9.14
Countering Beijing's Anti-Access Strategy, ASCF Report, 7.1.14
Learning by Disaster, The Landing Zone, 6.16.14
A Swing and a Miss at West Point, ASCF Report, 6.9.14
A Slow-Motion Pivot, ASCF Report, 4.28.14
U.S. Navy: Drifting toward Danger, The Landing Zone, 4.23.14
Preserving a Strong Defense, Military Officer, 4.1.14
Unsung Ally, The Landing Zone, 2.21.14
Building a Second-Rate Power, ASCF Report, 2.4.14
Off We Go, The Landing Zone, 1.21.14
A Problem of Immense Proportions, ASCF Report, 1.8.14
Missile Defense Progress Report, The Landing Zone, 11.21.13
For the Sake of Humanity, ASCF Report, 10.1.13
Dud Dynasty, The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.13
On Drones and U.S. Strategy: Commentary and Response, Parameters, Summer 2013
Strategic Moves, The Landing Zone, 8.15.13
Afghanistan's Rare Earth Element Bonanza, The American Magazine Online, 8.13.13
The Dangers of Risk-Free War, ASCF Report, 8.7.13
A Friendship Rekindled, The American Legion Magazine, 8.1.13
Why Canada Needs Missile Defenses, The National Post, 7.9.13
America's First Responders, The Landing Zone, 7.9.13
Frozen in Time, Military Officer, 7.1.13
Time for Canada to Join the Missile Defense Team, The American Interest Online, 6.25.13
The Arctic Heats Up, ASCF Report, 6.3.13
Assault on the Nation-State, The American Legion Magazine, 6.1.13
Drone Wars: Risks and Warnings, Parameters, Winter/Spring 2013
Silver Lining in Afghanistan? Fraser Forum, May/June 2013
A Doctrine of Mutually Assured Disruption, The Landing Zone, 5.17.13
Unmanned Combat, The Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2012/2013
Syria Calls Obama's Chemical Weapons Bluff, FrontPage, 4.26.13
Monroe Doctrine Version 2.0, The Landing Zone, 4.19.13
Reagan's Path to a World without Nukes, ASCF Report, 4.1.13
The Childish Defense of Bradley Manning, FrontPage, 3.5.13
Collision Course or Peaceful Pacific? ASCF Report, 3.18.13
An Alliance of Alliances in Asia, ASCF Report, 3.1.13
The Price of the Pacific Pivot, The Landing Zone, 2.16.17
The Payoffs of Peace through Strength, ASCF Report, 2.4.13
Time for a Hormuz Doctrine? The Landing Zone, 1.15.13
Second Term Headaches, FrontPage, 12.14.12
A World of Worries, ASCF Report, 12.1.12
Death by a Trillion Cuts, The Landing Zone, 11.16.12
Rogues Gallery, The American Legion Magazine, 11.1.12
Defending the High Ground, ASCF Report, 11.1.12
Desert Shield, The Landing Zone, 10.16.12
A Fleeting Moment for Missile Defense, ASCF Report, 9.1.12
Into Africa, The Landing Zone, 8.15.12
The Drone Race Is On, The American Interest Online, 8.7.12
Cyber-Peace through Cyber-Strength, ASCF Report, 8.2.12
The Invisible Threat, ASCF Report, 8.1.12

The Unthinkable in Syria, FrontPage, 7.27.12
Nightmares in Syria, Calgary Sun, 7.25.12
Smaller Defense by Design, FrontPage, 7.25.12
Keeping Iran on the Strait and Narrow, The Mark News, 7.20.12
A Rapid Revolution, The American Interest Online, 7.16.12
A Helping Hand for the Commander-in-Chief, The Landing Zone, 7.16.12
In Defense of Defense, ASCF Report, 7.1.12
Shadow War, The American Legion Magazine, 7.1.12
The Brewing Backlash against the Drone War, The American Interest Online, 6.19.12
An Unmanned Air Force, The Landing Zone, 6.15.12
Lowered Sights, ASCF Report, 6.1.12
The Not-So-Pacific Pacific, Military Officer, 4.1.12
Threatening Skies
, The Landing Zone, 2.16.12

Cutting the Pentagon Down to Size
, FrontPage, 1.9.12
Reagan and the Hormuz Doctrine, FrontPage, 1.6.12
Our Third Front, The American Legion Magazine, 1.1.12
Next Steps in North Korea, FrontPage, 12.26.11
Iraq: A Gamble in Both War and Peace, World Politics Review, 12.20.11
Iraq on Its Own
, FrontPage, 12.20.11
A Bigger Military, The Landing Zone, 12.16.11
The Big Chill: Tensions in the Arctic, The American Legion Magazine, 12.1.11
The Iran Issue Festers, FrontPage, 11.17.11
A Pirate's Life for Somalis, FrontPage, 11.1.11
Old Approach May Be the Best Approach to Piracy, The National Post, 10.28.11
No Time to Gut Defense, FrontPage, 10.18.11
Another Look at Missile Defense, Military Officer, 10.1.11
Role Reversal? The American Legion Magazine, 10.1.11
Shutting Down the Shuttle, American Outlook, Summer/Fall 2011
For Libya, Now Comes the Hard Part, The Calgary Beacon, 8.30.11
The Collapse of Kim Jong Il’s Regime, The Landing Zone, 8.15.11
Retiring the World's Policeman, The American Magazine Online, 8.3.11
An Old Soldier Fades Away, The Mark, 7.1.11
Shadows and Secrets, The American Legion Magazine, 6.1.11
Did WikiLeaks Break the Law? The American Legion Magazine, 6.1.11
The Piracy Plague, The American Legion Magazine, 5.1.11
Defense Department Shakeup, FrontPage Magazine, 4.28.11
Libya: The Misdirected War, FrontPage Magazine, 4.20.11
Problems with Time-Limited War
, The New Brunswick Times & Transcript, 4.19.11
Time Is Running out in Libya, The Mark News, 4.12.11
A Time to Drill, FrontPage Magazine, 4.11.11
Obama's Problematic Approach to War, World Politics Review, 3.29.11
Cyber-Peace through Cyber-Strength, FrontPage Magazine, 3.16.11
Bad Guys Have a Head Start in Cyberwars, Vancouver Sun, 3.1.11
Gadhafi's Chemical Weapons: A Nightmare Scenario, World Politics Review, 2.28.11
Defense against the Next Web War, The Mark, 2.24.11
Two Sides of Cyberwar, The Landing Zone, 2.16.11
Eleven for 2011, FrontPage Magazine, 1.5.11
Trying Times with Moscow, Fraser Forum, November/December 2010
Neither Farce Nor Fiction, FrontPage Magazine, 12.13.10
Getting North Korea’s Attention, FrontPage Magazine, 11.29.10
Shadow Warriors, The Landing Zone, 11.15.10
The Cyber Arms Race, FrontPage Magazine, 10.7.10
The Cold Peace with Russia, The Mark, 8.31.10
Looking Back at Gates, FrontPage Magazine, 8.25.10
Making Waves, FrontPage Magazine, 8.19.10
Meeting Russia's Arctic Aggression, The Mark, 8.11.10
DoD Spending Cuts: How Much Is Enough? The Landing Zone, 7.15.10
The Ultimate High Ground, The American Legion Magazine, 7.1.10
Missing the Mark, FrontPage Magazine, 6.15.10
A Disappointing National Security Strategy, The Mark 6.9.10
The Constrainer-in-Chief, FrontPage Magazine, 5.21.10
Space Scuttle, The American Legion Magazine, 4.1.10
Military Supports Green Initiatives, The Landing Zone, 3.14.10
Friend or Foe? The American Legion Magazine, 3.1.10
Change, Continuity or Both? Fraser Forum, 3.1.10
Amiss on Missile Defense, The Landing Zone, 1.15.10
World War 2.0, The American Legion Magazine, 1.1.10
UAVs Are Changing the Way We Wage War, The Landing Zone, 10.15.09
Surrendering Outer Space, Policy Review, 8.1.09/9.1.09
Not Doing What Comes Naturally, TCSDaily, 6.29.09
A "Focused" Competitor, The Weekly Standard Online, 5.21.09
Up in the Air, The Weekly Standard Online, 11.18.08
Missile Defense Goes Global, Fraser Forum, 11.1.08
A Scuttled Shuttle, Doublethink Online, 10.23.08
Missile Defense Moves Forward, World Politics Review, 9.29.08
Are We Ready for WWWI? Fraser Forum, 9.1.08
World War Web, Military Officer, 6.1.08
AFRICOM, The American Legion Magazine, 5.1.08
The United States Has Ushered in the Missile Defense Age, World Politics Review, 2.22.08
Over There: Where in the World We Are, The American Legion Magazine, 2.1.08
Iran: The Unknown Unknown, FrontPage Magazine, 12.5.07
Defeating Terrorism in Africa, FrontPage Magazine, 8.27.07
The Access Issue in Asia, The American Legion Magazine, 8.1.07
Russia’s Missile Defense Furor, FrontPage Magazine, 7.9.07
After the Kim Dynasty, Military Officer, 7.1.07
Red Relapse, The American Legion Magazine, 6.1.07
Blaming the Messenger, FrontPage Magazine, 3.13.07
Preventing Armageddon, FrontPage Magazine, 2.23.07
Our Commission-in-Chief, TCSDaily, 12.8.06
Lame Duck or Hawk? What Bush Can Learn from Clinton, TCSDaily, 11.14.06
No Rationale for Kim's Irrationality, FrontPage Magazine, 10.13.06
A Purpose-Driven Military? The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.06
Melting Pot Military,  American Enterprise Online, 7.17.06
Schizophrenic Secretary? American Enterprise Online, 6.26.06
Star Wars: The Sequel, TCSDaily, 6.20.06; RealClearPolitics, 6.20.06; FrontPage Magazine, 6.21.06
A Way Out of the Fog, American Enterprise Online, 5.8.06
Linked: Connecting 9/11 and the War in Iraq, The American Legion Magazine, 5.1.06
Silent Partners, American Enterprise Online, 4.17.06
Neither Friend Nor Foe, American Enterprise Online, 4.10.06
Get Real, American Enterprise Online, 4.3.06
Patience Pays Off? The Baltimore Sun, 3.7.06
Special Force for a Special Branch, American Enterprise Online, 2.27.06
Preempting Preemption, American Enterprise Online, 1.6.06
Playing with Purpose, American Enterprise Online, 12.5.05
On the Offensive, American Enterprise Online, 11.16.05
Handle with Care: Iran, Nukes and War, The American Legion Magazine, 11.1.05
Now and Then, A Humanitarian War, American Enterprise Online, 9.21.05
Dark Diary, The American Enterprise, 9.1.05
Weapons of Mass Protection, The American Legion Magazine, 8.1.05
Tomorrow in the Taiwan Straits, American Enterprise Online, 8.1.05
First Principles, American Enterprise Online, 6.30.05
Noise Complaint, American Enterprise Online, 5.18.05
We Stand on Guard for Thee? The American Enterprise, April/May 2005
Welcoming a Few Good Men, The American Enterprise, 3.1.05
Missing Pieces, The American Legion Magazine, 11.1.04
Preoccupied or Prepared? American Enterprise Online, 9.08.04
Operation Omnipresence, American Enterprise Online, 8.25.04
October Surprises-and Nightmares, American Enterprise Online, 7.28.04
America's Doctrine, American Outlook, Spring 2004
Tied Down, The American Legion Magazine, 5.1.04
Not Star Wars Anymore, The American Enterprise, 3.1.04
America's Asymmetric War, The World & I, 3.1.04
Weapons of Mass Confusion, American Outlook Today, 2.2.04
Thinking the Unthinkable 2.0, American Outlook, Winter 2003/2004
Rumsfeld’s Rules…and Questions, American Outlook Today, 10.24.03
Thirteen Years, Parameters, 9.1.03
Beyond Baghdad, The American Legion Magazine ,7.1.03
A Military Transformed, American Enterprise Online, 5.5.03
Baghdad and Beyond, National Review Online, 4.10.03
The New NATO, The American Legion Magazine, 4.1.03
UN R.I.P., Financial Times Deutschland; American Enterprise Online, 3.10.03
Foreign Policy Deja Vu, American Outlook, 3.1.03
Lawyers and Warriors, The American Enterprise, 1.1.03
In Search of Monsters to Destroy, The World & I, 1.1.03
Words of War, National Review Online, 12.5.02
NATO's Next Mission, National Review Online, 11.20.02
No Time for Timidity, The American Legion Magazine, 10.1.02
Worlds Apart, The American Legion Magazine, 8.1.02 
A Colder War, The World & I, 7.1.02
Order Outside the Court, American Outlook Today, 5.14.02
Long War, Short Memory, The American Enterprise Online, 4.11.02
Taking the High Ground, The World & I, 5.1.02
No Place to Go, The American Legion Magazine, 3.1.02
Changing of the Guard, VFW Magazine, 9.1.01 
China on the Verge, American Outlook, 7.1.01
Cold War II? Washington Times, 4.4.01 
China: The Prowling Dragon, The American Legion Magazine, 10.1.00
No Day at the Beach, The American Legion Magazine, 10.1.00
Time to Rebuild, The American Legion Magazine, 10.1.00
Today's Missile Crisis, VFW Magazine, 4.1.99
A New Cold War, Indianapolis News, 1.14.99
The Dangers of Doing More with Less, Indianapolis News, 10.9.98
A Nation's Naive ABM Policy, Indianapolis News, 7.27.98
The Curtain Rises on Cold War II, Endeavor, 3.1.96
Preparing for the Next Gulf War, Endeavor, 10.16.94
 

NATO

Turning Point for NATO, ASCF Report, 8.4.16
NATO Returns to Deterrence, Capstones, 6.15.16
What NATO Is For, The American Thinker, 6.9.16
No More Asterisks in NATO, The Landing Zone, 3.14.16
NATO Needs to Invest in the Common Defense, The American Thinker, 7.10.15
NATO: One for All or All for One? Capstones, 7.8.15
Answer the Baltics’ S.O.S., The American Interest, 5.29.15
NATO's Playbook for Putinism, The Landing Zone, 2.20.15
Time to Get Real, NATO, The National Post, 1.5.15
Back to Basics for NATO, Capstones, 9.29.14
Time for NATO to Focus on Fundamentals, The Landing Zone, 3.13.14
Deterrence or Irrelevance for NATO? ASCF Report, 11.1.13
Another Peace Prize Surprise, FrontPage, 10.17.12
NATO Gets Smarter--or Smaller? FrontPage 5.15.12
Cutting into NATO's Muscle, The Mark News, 4.26.12
NATO's Waterloo?, The Landing Zone, 4.13.12 
Role Reversal in NATO, The Landing Zone, 7.15.11
Look Who's Leading NATO, The Mark, 6.1.11
NATO Begins Building a Transatlantic Missile Defense, Fraser Forum, March/April 2011
NATO's Last Mission? American Outlook, 1.1.11
Is NATO Withering Away? The Landing Zone, 12.15.10
More Promises, More Problems for NATO, World Politics Review, 11.23.10
Pleading for the Fifth, Winnipeg Free Press, 11.22.10
Thirty-Three Ships, The Mark, 11.18.10
Power Failure at NATO, TCSDaily, 11.11.10
Euro-Mess, FrontPage Magazine, 9.15.10
NATO's New Mission Statement, Fraser Forum, 9.1.09
NATO's Strategery, World Politics Review, 7.29.09
NATO at 60: Transformed or Deformed? The American Legion Magazine, 7.1.09
NATO at 60: One for All? Doublethink Online, 4.1.09
The Future of NATO, Fraser Forum, 2.1.09
Supplying NATO in Afghanistan, Doublethink Online, 1.27.09
NATO: A Work in Progress, The American Legion Magazine, 11.1.08
Justice Catches up with Karadzic, Briefly, Doublethink Online, 8.6.08
Sending the Right Message, Doublethink Online, 8.21.08
The Half-a-Loaf Doctrine, World Politics Review, 4.15.08
April Fools? Bucharest Offers an Opportunity, World Politics Review, 3.14.08
A Cold Peace, The American Legion Magazine, 3.1.08
An Independent Kosovo: The Least Bad Option, World Politics Review, 1.21.08
Brownout? From Blair to Brown, The American Legion Magazine, 12.1.07
Forever at the Crossroads, The Weekly Standard Online, 10.4.07
A Friend in France, The American Legion Magazine, 10.1.07
Russia’s Missile Defense Furor, FrontPage Magazine, 7.9.07
Europe's Rorschach Test, The American Legion Magazine, 7.1.07
An Independent Kosovo? FrontPage Magazine, 5.22.07
Au Revoir Jacques, FrontPage Magazine, 5.16.07
The Price of Piracy, FrontPage Magazine, 4.4.07
Mind the Transatlantic Gap, FrontPage Magazine, 1.30.07
Help Wanted, TCSDaily, 9.14.06
Canada Reawakens, The American Legion Magazine, 7.1.06
Vacancy at The Hague Hotel, American Enterprise Online, 3.20.06
Patience Pays Off? The Baltimore Sun, 3.7.06
Mulligan in the Middle East, American Enterprise Online, 2.13.06
Canada: Don’t Tread on Us, American Enterprise Online, 1.23.06
Red, White and Bruised, The American Enterprise, 12.1.05
Weapons of Mass Protection, The American Legion Magazine, 8.1.05
Lessons in London, American Enterprise Online, 7.8.05
Wartime Politics, American Enterprise Online, 6.1.05
The EU's Plan B, American Enterprise Online, 4.19.05
We Stand on Guard for Thee? The American Enterprise, April/May 2005
An Alliance of Indifference and Annoyance, American Enterprise Online, 2.23.05
A Plank in Europe's Eye, American Enterprise Online, 12.14.04
A Different Course? Parameters, Autumn 2004
Bill Clinton's Multilateral Fairy Tale, Wall Street Journal Europe, 7.30.04
Continental Rift, The American Legion Magazine, 7.1.04
Bush's Voice, American Enterprise Online, 6.16.04
Time to Play Good Cop, American Enterprise Online, 12.19.03
General Clark's Next Campaign, National Review Online, 8.21.03
The New NATO, The American Legion Magazine, 4.1.03
NATO's Next Mission, National Review Online, 11.20.02
The NATO Summit: Big Deal or Big Mistake? Washington Times, 6.12.01
W. Needs to Take Dad's Advice, Intellectual Capital, 4.9.01
The Belated Revolution, Indianapolis Star, 10.15.00
NATO After Kosovo, Policy Review, 12.1.99/1.1.00 
Life after Yeltsin, Indianapolis News, 9.28.99
NATO Effort a Success, Indianapolis News, 6.15.99
Is It NATO's Waterloo? Indianapolis News, 4.23.99
NATO Turns 50, Indianapolis News, 3.5.99
A Necessary War, Indianapolis News, 4.1.99
A Postmortem on Bosnia, Endeavor, 12.31.95
Can the Dole Doctrine Rescue Bosnia? Endeavor, 7.1.95
"Basher 52" Goes Down in Bosnia, Endeavor, 6.27.95
Reconsidering the CSCE (Part I), Hudson Briefing Paper, 2.1.95
Reconsidering the CSCE (Part II), Hudson Briefing Paper, 2.1.95
What the West Lost in Gorazde, Endeavor, 4.23.94
The Paradox of Clinton Foreign Policy, Indianapolis Star, 1.17.94
America's Obligation to Bosnia, Indianapolis Star, 7.25.92
  

PHILANTHROPY
The High Cost of Volunteering, The American Magazine, 3.31.09
Operation Heartland Lends a Hand to Homeless Vets, The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.08
Those Stingy Americans, American Enterprise Online, 1.12.05
Can We Export Civil Society? American Outlook Summer/Autumn 2004
A Nation of Servants, The World & I 1.1.04, Current, 2.1.04, Reference Shelf, 8.1.06  
Exporting Civil Society, The World & I, 7.1.03 
Super-Sizing AmeriCorps, National Review Online, 1.31.02
In Defense of Billionaires, Indianapolis News, 7.12.99
A Sector in Perpetual Crisis, AlanWDowd.com, 4.20.98


POLITICS
Veterans Wanted, The American Legion Magazine, 1.1.17
Land of the Free (and the Foolish), Capstones, 12.2.16
Living in a Post-Patriotic America, Providence, 12.1.16
To Safeguard America's Interests, Capstones, 10.7.16
Word Choice, Providence, 9.30.16
Still Serving, ASCF Report, 12.10.14
Three's a Crowd, The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.14
The Impatient Electorate, The American Legion Magazine, 7.1.14
A Scandal within a Scandal, FrontPage, 11.15.12
All the President's Press, FrontPage, 9.18.12
Time for an American Reset, FrontPage, 6.13.12
Identity Crisis
, The American Legion Magazine, 6.1.12

Life of the Party, FrontPage, 4.5.12
Obama's Three Achilles' Heels, FrontPage, 2.28.12
Media Swoon over 'Techie' Obama, FrontPage, 2.3.12
Obama Delivers His State of the Campaign Address, FrontPage, 1.26.12
The GOP's Search for Perfection, FrontPage, 12.5.11
Paul's Party, FrontPage, 9.21.11
Religious Tests, FrontPage, 8.16.11
Red Dawn: Remaking a Remake, FrontPage, 5.27.11
Carter Country, FrontPage Magazine, 3.4.11
Primary Roulette, FrontPage Magazine, 2.9.11
Answering Their Country's Call (Again), The Landing Zone 10.20.10
Doodad Pro Goes to Washington, FrontPage Magazine, 10.13.10
Presidenting Is Hard, FrontPage Magazine, 7.8.10
Palin in 2012? FrontPage Magazine, 11.23.09
One and Done, Doublethink Online, 10.6.08
Is Obama Like Ike? World Politics Review, 6.3.08
Proud but Anxious, The Weekly Standard Online, 3.6.08
Conventional Wisdom Wrong Again...and Again and Again, TCSDaily, 2.13.08
The Right Man--and the Left's, FrontPage Magazine, 2.4.08
Upper Hand for the Upper Chamber? FrontPage Magazine, 1.3.08
Hysterical Hypocrisy, FrontPage Magazine, 12.21.07
Religious Right and Wrong, TCSDaily, 12.13.07
9/10 Candidates, FrontPage Magazine, 10.3.07
Up All Night, FrontPage Magazine, 7.18.07
Statesman in the Making? The Washington Examiner, 6.21.07
Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Bloomberg? FrontPage Magazine, 6.21.07
A Party Divided, FrontPage Magazine, 5.3.07
You Say You Wanna Resolution? TCSDaily, 2.12.07
Lame Duck or Hawk? What Bush Can Learn from Clinton, TCSDaily, 11.14.06
Moving On, The Washington Examiner, 9.13.06
The War Party, American Enterprise Online, 7.31.06
Faith in America, American Enterprise Online, 4.24.06
Get Real, American Enterprise Online, 4.3.06
The World Watches and Wonders, American Enterprise Online, 2.21.06
Dowdworld, American Enterprise Online, 12.12.05
On the Offensive, American Enterprise Online, 11.16.05
The Perfect Storm? American Enterprise Online, 10.19.05
Now and Then, A Humanitarian War, American Enterprise Online, 9.21.05
The Sanctity of Roe, American Enterprise Online, 9.13.05
Blame Bush, American Enterprise Online, 9.7.05
Pension Problems, American Enterprise Online, 6.15.05
Wartime Politics, American Enterprise Online, 6.1.05
Hawking Hillary, American Enterprise Online, 5.4.05
Life of the Party, American Enterprise Online, 3.23.05
Missed Opportunities, American Enterprise Online, 10.6.04
Better Off? American Enterprise Online, 7.14.04
9/11 Hypocrisy, The American Enterprise, 6.1.04
The Next Secretary of State, American Enterprise Online, 5.19.04
Catch 22: Kerry's Other Campaign, American Enterprise Online, 2.25.04
General Clark's Next Campaign, National Review Online, 8.21.03
Look to London, National Review Online, 9.30.02, American Outlook Today, 10.2.02 
Mr. Smith Goes Campaigning, The American Legion Magazine, 10.1.01
Presidents and Precedents, The World & I, 10.1.01
No Ordinary Election, The American Legion Magazine, 5.1.01
Gore's Smear, Bush's Moment, Indianapolis Star, 11.12.00
Party and Principle, Indianapolis News, 11.19.98
So This Is Victory? Indianapolis News, 11.5.98
Promises, Promises, Indianapolis News, 9.17.98
Showdown in the GOP, Endeavor, 7.1.96
Conservative Comeback, Endeavor, 11.15.94
A Generational Transition of Leadership, Indianapolis Star, 1.20.93
  

PUBLIC POLICY
Spreading the Economic Freedom Message, Insight, 1.17.17
The General Welfare, ASCF Report, 1.3.17
Spreading the News on the State of Economic Freedom, The American Thinker, 12.18.16
Meet the World's Next Energy Superpower, ASCF Report, 12.2.16
Best Practices in Distributing and Promoting EFNA, Insight, 7.15.16
The Full Measure of Freedom, American Outlook, Winter 2015/2016
Truth or Consequences, The American Legion Magazine, 3.1.15
A New Instrument of National Power, The Landing Zone, 1.21.15
A Great and Good Nation, ASCF Report, 1.5.15
The Economic Benefits of Common Sense, The American Thinker, 12.17.14
Economic Freedom and a Healthier Middle East, The American Thinker, 8.20.14
Crude (Oil) Politics, The American, 4.2.14
New Shades of Army Green, ASCF Report, 4.1.14
Reagan's North American Accord, ASCF Report, 3.12.14
A Step in the Right Direction, ASCF Report, 7.3.13
The Nation's Silliest Taxes, The American Legion Magazine, 7.1.13
Measuring Freedom, The American Magazine Online, 3.18.13
The Will to Drill, The American Legion Magazine, 3.1.13
Big Issues and Fine Print, FrontPage, 12.19.12
Boiler Up…Way Up, American Outlook, 10.30.12
America after ObamaCare, FrontPage, 7.4.12
Windmill Blowback on Normandy Beaches, Toronto Sun, 5.25.12
Measuring the Me Generation, FrontPage, 4.23.12
Pain at the Pump and the Will to Drill, ASCF Report, 4.9.12
A 21st-Century Ellis Island, ASCF Report, 4.2.12
Main Street Greed, FrontPage, 12.16.11
Tilting at Windmills, The Landing Zone, 11.16.11
Time to Recalibrate, FrontPage, 7.25.11
President Government, FrontPage Magazine, 1.26.11
Hey, Big Spender, The American Legion Magazine, 11.1.10
Calling up the (Oil) Reserves, The Landing Zone, 5.14.10
The Great Recession: Boom Time for Government, TCSDaily, 10.1.09
Drug-Trafficking Penalties around the World, The American Legion Magazine, 6.1.09
Time to Go Nuclear, The Sacramento Bee and The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 5.24.09
The Rising Tide of Protectionism in the United States, Fraser Forum, 4.1.09
Turning Inward? The Okanagan Sunday, 3.8.09; The Windsor Star, 3.10.09 
Corn-Fed Fuel, The American Legion Magazine, 3.1.09
Going Nuclear: The Post-Petro Economy, The American Legion Magazine, 3.1.09
Ethanol, Biodiesel Have Tanks Full of Caveats, The Windsor Star, 9.15.08
The Path to Prosperity, The American Magazine Online, 8.7.08
Our Other Immigration Problem, The American Legion Magazine, 6.1.08
How to Salute Our Vets, FrontPage Magazine, 11.12.07
Failing Grades, The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.07
The Energy Challenge, FrontPage Magazine, 6.27.07
You Say You Wanna Resolution? TCSDaily, 2.12.07
Our Commission-in-Chief, TCSDaily, 12.8.06
Prime of Life, American Enterprise Online, 6.5.06
Buy the Gallon, American Enterprise Online, 5.22.06
Silent Partners, American Enterprise Online, 4.17.06
A Mainstream Majority, American Enterprise Online, 3.6.06
A Nasty Little Beast, American Enterprise Online, 11.29.05
The Sanctity of Roe, American Enterprise Online, 9.13.05
Blame Bush, American Enterprise Online, 9.7.05
Life Lessons, American Enterprise Online, 4.5.05
Thinking the Unthinkable 2.0, American Outlook, Winter 2003/2004
A Shooting Star, American Outlook Today, 2.4.03
The Life of Roe, National Review Online, 1.21.03
Up the Slippery Slope, American Outlook, 11.1.02
Hitting Rock Bottom, American Outlook Today, 8.3.02
One Country, One Race, American Outlook, 6.1.02 
A Culture of Life, Washington Times, 8.15.01 
Fatherhood Under Fire, The American Legion Magazine, 6.1.01
The War for Recruits, The American Legion Magazine, 4.1.01, Enduring Issues 2001
A Sector in Perpetual Crisis, AlanWDowd.com, 4.20.98
While a Nation Shrugs, Indianapolis News, 9.19.97
After Oklahoma City: Common Sense in a Common Cause, Endeavor, 5.10.95
Abolition Then and Now: Changing the Status Quo, Endeavor, 2.3.95


SPORTS

Is Football on Its Deathbed? The American Magazine, 5.5.13
A Bigger Ten, The American Magazine Online, 11.30.12
When Heroes Fall, FrontPage, 7.13.12
Penn State's Trustees Did the Right Thing, FrontPage, 11.14.11
Star Spangled Banner Ban, FrontPage, 9.1.11
A Very Big Ten, TCSDaily, 5.27.10
Paying the Price?
The American Magazine, 1.9.08
Fixing the BCS Mess, The American Magazine, 12.6.07
Offensive Foul
, American Enterprise Online, 8.10.05
Power Play, American Enterprise Online, 12.29.04
  

THE WARS of 9/11
Not Alone in Iraq, Landing Zone, 1.17.17
A Nation at War, ASCF Report, 10.17.16
New Fronts, Old Lessons, Capstones, 9.23.16
The Costs of Inaction, Capstones, 7.1.16
Dangerous Work in a Dangerous Place, The Landing Zone, 6.15.16
The Tide of War Returns, ASCF Report, 6.13.16
Over Here and Over There, The Landing Zone, 4.18.16
News Flash: We're at War (Still), Providence, 4.18.16
Consequences of a Hamstrung Air War, Providence, 4.5.16
Convincing the Commander in Chief, Capstones, 11.30.15
Civilization under Siege, Providence Online, 11.14.15
Next Target for the Jihadists, Providence Online, 11.10.15
First Responder and Last Line of Defense, Capstones, 9.8.15
Retreating into a Reactive Crouch, ASCF Report, 9.1.15
The Hard Work of Defending Civilization, The American Thinker, 8.30.15 
Confused at Camp David, The American Thinker, 5.16.15
Triaging the Middle East, Capstones, 4.27.15
The World's No. 1 Enemy, The American Legion Magazine, 4.1.15
Bad News, Worse News, The Landing Zone, 3.16.15
The Least Bad Option, ASCF Report, 2.2.15
Enemies of Humanity, Capstones, 10.28.14
The Anonymous War against ISIS, The Landing Zone, 10.14.14
Alone at the Front, ASCF Report, 9.26.14
The End of the Post-Post-9/11 Era, Capstones, 9.3.14
Playing the Kurdish Card, The Landing Zone, 8.18.14
Resurgence of a Nightmare, ASCF Report, 8.4.14
A Busy Base in East Africa, The Landing Zone, 7.15.14
A Gamble That Didn't Pay Off, Capstones, 6.16.14
Rhino Snot, The American Legion Magazine, 10.1.13
Hunger Strikes and Drone Strikes, FrontPage, 6.7.13
Seeking Closure on Guantanamo, The Landing Zone, 6.3.13
A Tired Commander-in-Chief, FrontPage, 5.28.13
Iraq, Ten Years Later, FrontPage, 3.19.13
A War Worth Waging--and Winning, ASCF Report, 1.2.13
On Benghazi, Mitt Was Right, FrontPage, 10.12.12
Blind before the Storm, FrontPage, 9.13.12
A Questionable Partnership, The Landing Zone, 5.15.12
A Closer Look at the U.S.-Afghan Partnership Agreement, FrontPage, 5.3.12
A Tyranny of Terror, ASCF Report, 5.1.12
Hard Questions in Afghanistan, The Landing Zone, 3.15.12
Leaving Afghanistan, FrontPage, 2.6.12

Chaos in Pakistan
, FrontPage, 11.28.11
The Other Anniversary, The Landing Zone, 10.14.11
Ten Years On, Democracy Takes Shape, The Mark News, 10.7.11
Pakistan: An Enemy Regime, FrontPage, 10.4.11
Ten Years Later, The Landing Zone, 9.12.11
Post-9/11 Americana, FrontPage, 9.9.11
The Long War, Military Officer, 9.1.11
9/11 + 10, The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.11
Broader Lessons of the Bin Laden Strike, Outlook, 6.17.11
Tough Call on Afghanistan, FrontPage, 6.14.11
The Shifting Battlefront, FrontPage, 6.3.11
A New Narrative
, FrontPage, 5.12.11
Time to Thank Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, FrontPage, 5.6.11
V-O Day, The Landing Zone, 5.5.11
From 9/11 to 5/1, FrontPage, 5.3.11
What We're Fighting For, The Landing Zone, 4.19.11
Yemen Re-emerges, The Landing Zone, 1.18.11
The Fragility of Afghanistan, FrontPage Magazine, 12.22.10
The Price of Freedom, FrontPage Magazine, 11.22.10
Losing a War, FrontPage Magazine, 9.23.10
9/11 Navy, The Landing Zone, 9.20.10
Evading the V Word, FrontPage Magazine, 9.1.10
Iraq+20, FrontPage Magazine, 8.4.10
Generally Speaking, The American Legion Magazine, 8.1.10
Trigger Points in Iran, FrontPage Magazine, 7.21.10
General Frustration, FrontPage Magazine, 6.23.10
Obama: The Bush Doctrine 2.0, World Politics Review, 3.31.10
The Wrong Battlefield, FrontPage Magazine, 11.17.09
A War of Necessity (Sort Of), FrontPage Magazine, 10.27.09
UAVs Are Changing the Way We Wage War, The Landing Zone, 10.15.09
Forgotten Fronts, The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.09
No Easy Answers, The American Legion Magazine, 5.1.09
GWOT RIP, TCSDaily, 3.31.09
Supplying NATO in Afghanistan, Doublethink Online, 1.27.09
The Long Road to Recovery, TCSDaily, 1.5.09
Muted Messages, The American Legion Magazine, 10.1.08
Over There: Where in the World We Are, The American Legion Magazine, 2.1.08
Iran: The Unknown Unknown, FrontPage Magazine, 12.5.07
Amidst the Gloom, Some Good News from Afghanistan, World Politics Review, 12.3.07
Forever at the Crossroads, The Weekly Standard Online, 10.4.07
9/10 Candidates, FrontPage Magazine, 10.3.07
9/11 Amnesia, FrontPage Magazine, 9.11.07
Defeating Terrorism in Africa, FrontPage Magazine, 8.27.07
The Truth about Iraq and Vietnam, FrontPage Magazine, 8.3.07
Ignoring Genocide: Obama’s Realpolitik, FrontPage Magazine, 7.27.07
Up All Night, FrontPage Magazine, 7.18.07
Still a World War, FrontPage Magazine, 6.5.07
A Party Divided, FrontPage Magazine, 5.3.07
Winners and Losers, FrontPage Magazine, 4.19.07
History’s Inkblots, FrontPage Magazine, 4.4-6.07
The Price of Piracy, FrontPage Magazine, 4.4.07
Blaming the Messenger, FrontPage Magazine, 3.13.07
Mind the Transatlantic Gap, FrontPage Magazine, 1.30.07
Full Circle, FrontPage Magazine, 1.12.07
The Bush Administration: Act III, FrontPage Magazine, 1.5.07
Our Commission-in-Chief, TCSDaily, 12.8.06
Bush  Follows Patton, FrontPage Magazine, 12.4.06
Tet II: A Partial Picture, FrontPage Magazine, 10.30.06
Pakistan's Pseudo-War, FrontPage Magazine, 9.29.06
Help Wanted, TCSDaily, 9.14.06
A Purpose-Driven Military? The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.06
Today, We Begin, American Enterprise Online, 8.7.06
The War Party, American Enterprise Online, 7.31.06
The Axis Lives, American Enterprise Online, 7.24.06
Renewal of Vows, American Enterprise Online, 7.10.06
After Zarqawi,  American Enterprise Online, 6.11.06
Fighting Words, American Enterprise Online, 5.29.06
A Way Out of the Fog, American Enterprise Online, 5.8.06
Linked: Connecting 9/11 and the War in Iraq, The American Legion Magazine, 5.1.06
Defense of the Secretary, American Enterprise Online, 5.1.06
Silent Partners, American Enterprise Online, 4.17.06
Get Real, American Enterprise Online, 4.3.06
A Work in Progress, American Enterprise Online, 3.27.06
Blowback, American Enterprise Online, 3.13.06
Special Force for a Special Branch, American Enterprise Online, 2.27.06
Democratic Disaster? American Enterprise Online, 1.30.06
Preempting Preemption, American Enterprise Online, 1.6.06
Liberty Takes Root, American Enterprise Online, 12.19.05
On the Offensive, American Enterprise Online, 11.16.05
A Message Written in Steel, American Enterprise Online, 11.2.05
Handle with Care: Iran, Nukes and War, The American Legion Magazine, 11.1.05
Four Years On: A World of Surprises,  American Enterprise Online, 10.7.05
The Other Anniversary, American Enterprise Online, 10.5.05
Now and Then, A Humanitarian War, American Enterprise Online, 9.21.05
An Interview with Victor Davis Hanson, The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.05
Dark Diary, The American Enterprise, 9.1.05
Anti-Wobble Medicine, The American Enterprise, 9.1.05
Questions and Answers, American Enterprise Online, 8.24.05
Lessons in London, American Enterprise Online, 7.8.05
First Principles, American Enterprise Online, 6.30.05
Wartime Politics, American Enterprise Online, 6.1.05
The Exertions of Better Men, Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Spring 2005
Freedom Writer, The American Legion Magazine, 3.1.05
An Alliance of Indifference and Annoyance, American Enterprise Online, 2.23.05
A Fitting Role for the UN in Iraq, American Enterprise Online, 1.26.05
Fighting for Freedom, American Enterprise Online, 11.17.04
Finishing al Qaeda, American Enterprise Online, 11.3.04
Missing Pieces, The American Legion Magazine, 11.1.04
Back from Baghdad, The American Legion Magazine, 11.1.04
Round Two in Fallujah, American Enterprise Online, 10.20.04
A Different Course? Parameters, Autumn 2004
An Afternoon in August, American Enterprise Online, 8.11.04
October Surprises-and Nightmares, American Enterprise Online, 7.28.04
An Old Perspective on Iraq, American Enterprise Online, 6.30.04 
Bush's Voice, American Enterprise Online, 6.16.04
Falling Back? American Enterprise Online, 5.5.04
An Iraqi Tet? American Enterprise Online, 4.8.04
A Round in the Chamber, American Enterprise Online, 4.6.04
To Make Men Free, The American Legion Magazine, 4.1.04
America's Asymmetric War, The World & I, 3.1.04
Baghdad's Untold Story, The American Legion Magazine, 3.1.04
Weapons of Mass Confusion, American Outlook Today, 2.2.04
Time to Play Good Cop, American Enterprise Online, 12.19.03
Coming UN-done, The American Enterprise, 12.1.03 
Rumsfeld’s Rules…and Questions, American Outlook Today, 10.24.03
Two Years Later, American Enterprise Online, 9.11.03
Thirteen Years, Parameters, 9.1.03
America's Warrior Remnant, American Outlook, 8.20.03
Beyond Baghdad, The American Legion Magazine, 7.1.03 
America's Other Special Relationship, American Outlook, 7.1.03
A Military Transformed, American Enterprise Online, 5.5.03
Baghdad and Beyond, National Review Online, 4.10.03
The New NATO, The American Legion Magazine, 4.1.03
No Third Act, Tech Central Station, 3.20.03
UN R.I.P., Financial Times Deutschland, American Enterprise Online, 3.10.03
Churchill's Echo, Tech Central Station, 3.5.03
Lawyers and Warriors, The American Enterprise, 1.1.03
In Search of Monsters to Destroy, The World & I, 1.1.03
Words of War, National Review Online, 12.5.02
A National Sabbath, American Outlook, 11.1.02 
No Time for Timidity, The American Legion Magazine, 10.1.02
Standing at the Crossroads, The Lookout, 9.8.02
Our National Sabbath, National Review Online, 8.15.02
A Colder War, The World & I, 7.1.02
Long War, Short Memory, The American Enterprise Online, 4.11.02
They're Coming, Washington Times, 4.2.02
Counting the Costs, The American Legion Magazine, 4.1.02
The Fury and the Infamy, The American Legion Magazine, 1.1.02 
Civilization's Reluctant Warrior, The World & I, 1.1.02
Judgment Day for John Walker, Washington Times, 12.19.01
Stand Fast, National Review Online, 11.11.01
Answering the Call, Washington Times, 11.9.01
Virtue and Victory, National Review Online, 10.8.01
Photo-op Foreign Policy, Jerusalem Post, 10.24.00
Bill Clinton's Phony War, Indianapolis News, 8.20.99


U.S. HISTORY
A Baneful Foe, Providence, 9.19.16
Mission Statements, The American Legion Magazine, 4.1.16
Reagan on Rushmore? ASCF Report, 2.5.16
Word Games, Capstones, 1.6.16
The Face of America, The American Legion Magazine, 2.1.14
Is America in Decline? ASCF Report, 10.2.12
On the Brink, The American Legion Magazine, 10.1.12
Lessons of October, The Landing Zone, 9.17.12 
The Myth of American Decline, The American Legion Magazine, 4.1.12
Fanning the Flame: American Values in the 21st Century,
ASCF Report, 3.7.12
Fishing Trip Led to Roosevelt and Churchill’s Declaration of Peace, Calgary Beacon, 8.4.11
A World Worth Fighting For, The American Legion Magazine, 8.1.11
Faith, Freedom and Fireworks, FrontPage, 7.4.11
Marriages of Convenience, The American Legion Magazine, 9.1.10
The Tricentennial: America at 300, The American Legion Magazine, 8.1.09
No Better Friend, The Weekly Standard Online, 2.10.09
Is Empire a Dirty Word? The American Legion Magazine, 2.1.09
Decline and Conquer? Military Officer, 1.1.09
Another August Crisis: Learning from Bush 41, World Politics Review, 8.12.08
The Good Old Days, The Weekly Standard Online, 2.29.08
The Decline and Fall of Declinism, The American Magazine Online, 8.28.07
Declinism, Policy Review, 8.1.07/9.1.07; RealClearPolitics, 8.27.07
Mind the Transatlantic Gap, FrontPage Magazine, 1.30.07
"This Meeting Is Over:" America's Leading Man Ends the Cold War, TCSDaily, 10.13.06
Rising Declinists, TCSDaily, 5.10.06
Polls and Presidents, The Weekly Standard Online, 3.30.06
Take Some Presidential Advice, National Review Online, 2.20.06
Diagnosing America’s Decline, American Enterprise Online, 2.6.06
Red, White and Bruised, The American Enterprise, 12.1.05
"American Decline" (Again), The American Enterprise, 6.1.05
Arguing about America's Decline, American Enterprise Online, 2.9.05
Missing Pieces, The American Legion Magazine, 11.1.04
Rhyme and Reason, American Enterprise Online, 9.22.04
Continental Rift, The American Legion Magazine, 7.1.04
An Old Perspective on Iraq, American Enterprise Online, 6.30.04
Warriors from a New World, American Enterprise Online, 6.2.04
A Nation of Servants, The World & I, 1.1.04, Current 2.1.04, Reference Shelf, 8.1.06
Exporting Civil Society, The World & I, 7.1.03
America's Other Special Relationship, American Outlook, 7.1.03
No Third Act, Tech Central Station, 3.20.03
Churchill's Echo, Tech Central Station, 3.5.03
Foreign Policy Deja Vu, American Outlook, 3.1.03
In Search of Monsters to Destroy, The World & I, 1.1.03
One Country, One Race, American Outlook, 6.1.02
Civilization's Reluctant Warrior, The World & I, 1.1.02
Lenin's Century, The World & I, 12.1.00
A Conversation with America, The American Legion Magazine, 12.1.00
Freedom Man Sails By, Washington Times, 11.15.00
Fighting Saddam with a Mac, The American Legion Magazine, 8.1.00
Reagan's Monument, Indianapolis News, 2.5.99


All photos on this website are either in the public domain and free for commercial use, or accessed from the Defense Video Imagery Distribution System and free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.