Why Petraeus Isn't Right

Opinion | Bill Cowan
Former CIA director David Petraeus arrives to meet with U.S. President elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower New York

The general should be held to the same standards as the rest of us.

Lawsuit In China Could Be A Tripwire To Watch

Opinion | Bill Cowan
Chinese 100 yuan banknotes are seen in a counting machine while a clerk counts them at a branch of a commercial bank in Beijing, China, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

The Chinese National Offshore Oil Company is back in the news

What's In A Name? Ask Macedonia.

Opinion | Bill Cowan
Migrants sit around fire at a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni

There are few issues more important to American interests than holding the line against ISIS penetration of the West.

Doing Whatever It Takes

Opinion | Bill Cowan
Mohammed Emwazi (right) travelled to Syria in 2012. (Reuters)

The fact is that any successful major attack by ISIS against the United States will be a boon for recruiting and new finances.

The Libya Dilemma: As In Syria, Confusion About Who To Support

Opinion | Bill Cowan
Civilians and security personnel stand at the scene of an explosion at a police station in the Libyan capital Tripoli

Tripoli’s National Salvation Government represents hope for the country.

Bowe Bergdahl: Hero Or Villain?

Opinion | Bill Cowan
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The administration’s prisoner swap is a disgrace, aimed at distracting from its many scandals.

The endless tragedy of Iraq

Opinion | Bill Cowan
Fighters of al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant parade at Syrian town of Tel Abyad

Al Qaeda’s occupation of Fallujah is a direct consequence of the administration’s hands-off stance.

Christmas in Khe Sanh

Opinion | Bill Cowan
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‘If you know a veteran, you might want to ask about one of his or her Christmases past. There’s probably a story waiting to be told.’

Cutting military aid will embolden Egypt's extremists

Opinion | Bill Cowan
Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mursi shout slogans against the military and interior ministry after Eid al-Adha prayers in Cairo

The Muslim Brotherhood refuses to cooperate in part because of the administration’s calls for a ‘return to democracy’