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  • Commentary posted April 28, 2003 by Dexter Ingram Safer in Washington?

    Washington, D.C. is one of those cities where it seems nearly everyone grew up somewhere else. And, since Sept. 11, 2001, most of those people hear the same question from their friends and relatives back home: "Aren't you scared to live there?" The Sept. 11 attacks drove home a point Washington residents have lived with for decades. When terrorists want to…

  • WebMemo posted April 9, 2003 by Dexter Ingram Facts About WMD Threats Against Washington, D.C.

    Washington, D.C., is an obvious target for any potential terrorist attack, but the reality behind possible non-conventional threats might surprise many. Deterrents in place range from building codes and restricted air space to thorough policing and controlling fear and panic.   Types of Attacks A non-conventional emergency may be comprised of…

  • Commentary posted April 7, 2003 by Dexter Ingram Iraqi People at Risk if War Goes Chemical

    With our troops apparently on the verge of what has long been billed as the penultimate struggle of Gulf War II - the battle for Baghdad - the question naturally arises: Will they have to face weapons of mass destruction? At the end of last week American troops found thousands of boxes of an unknown white power (later…

  • Commentary posted February 3, 2003 by Dexter Ingram The Real Smoking Gun

    President Bush and his detractors may not agree on the answer to the problems posed by Iraq and its genocidal leader, Saddam Hussein. But at least they agree on the question: Where is the smoking gun? The detractors mean that, unless United Nations inspectors defy all odds, overcome a near-complete lack of cooperation by Iraq and find weapons that threaten the…

  • Commentary posted January 17, 2003 by Dexter Ingram In Face of Threats, America is Neither Shaken Nor Stirred

    It sounds like -- and could be -- a plot from a James Bond movie. The dictator of a hermetic kingdom amasses a weapons stockpile that makes his otherwise desperately poor country the scourge of its region. The dictator finances his extravagant lifestyle and relentless weapons research and development by selling previous generations of weapons to many of the…

  • Commentary posted October 27, 2002 by Dexter Ingram ED102702:  Belafonte Should Stick to Singing

    Perhaps, like most Americans, you believe you're entitled to your own opinions and no one can dictate your thoughts. Wrong. We now know, thanks to Harry Belafonte, that this isn't the case. If you want to know what to think, check your skin color. If, like me, you're black, it seems that it's your duty, among other things, to disagree with the Bush…

  • Commentary posted March 14, 2002 by Dexter Ingram Drug Abuse: Helping Terrorists Win?

    Even before the New England Patriots had arrived home to celebrate their Super Bowl victory, the pro-drug forces were swinging into action. They didn't like the TV ad that debuted during the Super Bowl -- one noting how Americans who buy illegal drugs unwittingly subsidize terrorism. So the Libertarian Party raced into production an ad designed to parody…

  • Commentary posted March 4, 2002 by Dexter Ingram The Military and the Media

    Truth, honor, and integrity have always been the cornerstone of the United States armed force's core values. The Pentagon did the best it could have done to salvage any remaining credibility in the world community by disbanding the newly formed Office of Strategic Influence (OSI). OSI has been getting a lot of attention lately. It was reported that one of the many…

  • WebMemo posted September 14, 2001 by Dexter Ingram Facts and Figures About Terrorism

    The numbers coming out of what happened in New York and Washington last Tuesday are almost too big to comprehend: Thousands believed dead. Millions of pounds of rubble where the World Trade Center and part of the Pentagon stood. Billions of dollars expected to be sent to New York as aid. That's why Heritage Foundation analysts are trying to give these numbers some…

  • Commentary posted April 6, 2001 by Dexter Ingram Apologize? Never.

    China is so obsessed with making the United States apologize for the recent collision between a Chinese fighter jet and a U.S. Navy plane, one would think it was the Miss Manners of international diplomacy. But the situation involving 24 American servicemen held on China's Hainan Island isn't about diplomatic "pleases," "thank yous" and when to use the salad…

  • Commentary posted March 29, 2001 by Dexter Ingram Citizens and Soldiers: Don't Widen the Gap

    In the military, we had a saying: "Rules are written in blood." That means that when a tragic incident occurs, such as the fatal collision of the U.S.S. Greeneville and a Japanese fishing boat, Pentagon bosses change the rules so it doesn't happen again. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld did just that when he recently declared a moratorium on civilians at the…

  • Commentary posted January 19, 2001 by Dexter Ingram ED011901: The Not-So-Special Forces

    Most people know by now that morale in the U.S. armed forces has dropped to a level not seen since the days of the Carter administration. Not to worry, say Army officials, we have a quick fix we're implementing later this year--allowing our troops to wear the black beret previously reserved for the elite Rangers. Like most quick fixes, though, this one won't…

  • Executive Memorandum posted October 18, 2000 by Dexter Ingram What Taxpayers Should Ask About COPS

    President Clinton vowed upon taking office to lower national crime rates by putting 100,000 more police officers on the streets to patrol crime-prone communities. The result was the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, which tasked the Attorney General with implementing a six-year, $8.8 billion grant program administered by the Office of Community…

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