General Dempsey Attacks, Defeats Army of Straw Men in FP Article

Finds battle he can win
Gen. Martin Dempsey (AP)

General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and principal military adviser to President Obama, has written an article for Foreign Policy magazine, stating his view of the military’s role in America’s foreign affairs.

Written in a slick, corporate-sounding, richly euphemistic style, the average reader may be left wondering just what, precisely, the point of the article is. Who could disagree with such comments as “a new century [has] brought new dangers,” or, “In each region of the world, we face serious — but very different — security challenges”?

The ‘Unbreakable Bond,’ Easily Broken

Obama literally severs U.S. link to Israel
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President Obama has long touted his commitment to the “unbreakable bond” between the United States and Israel—in this propaganda video from 2012, for example.

At the moment, however, his administration has severed the actual, physical bond connecting the two countries. The Federal Aviation Administration recently extended its ban on U.S. commercial flights to Israel, over the objections of Israeli officials.