Pompeo’s Plan for Iran

By Alan W. Dowd, ASCF Senior Fellow JUNE 2018—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hit the ground running as America’s top diplomat—unveiling in his first days at State a tough new plan for dealing with Iran, while laying the foundation for a global coalition to counter Iran’s malign influence. With refreshing clarity and candor, Pompeo laid out the plan—and the …

Securing the Peace Guarantees a Total Win

One of the most important contributions of the U.S. Army in the conduct of international affairs has been the respect and reputation developed by the units and soldiers that have been deployed around the world in the past century.  There has been no doubt about the combat capabilities of the forces that have demonstrated their dominance whenever they have been …

INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY: Albert Einstein

Relativity’s Revelator: 1879-1955 He was the greatest mind and paramount icon of our age, the kindly, absentminded professor whose wild halo of hair, piercing eyes, engaging humanity and extraordinary brilliance made his face a symbol and his name a synonym for genius: Albert Einstein. During his spare time as a young technical officer in a Swiss patent office in 1905, …

A Man’s Prayer

Let me live, Oh Mighty Master, Such a life as man should know, tasting triumph and disaster, Joy — and not too much of woe, Let me run the gamut over, Let me fight and love and laugh, And when I’m beneath the clover Let this be my epitaph. ”Here lies one who took his chances In the busy world …

INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY- Wright Brothers

Masters of Gravity: Wilbur, 1867-1912 Orville, 1871-1948 Wilbur and Orville Wright were two brothers from the heartland of America with a vision as sweeping as the sky and a practicality as down-to-earth as the Wright Cycle Co., the bicycle shop they founded in Dayton, Ohio, in 1892. But while there were many bicycle shops in their America, in only one …

IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY- Henry Ford

Prime Mover: 1863-1947 He didn’t invent the auto-mobile, but Henry Ford pretty much invented the modern world, transforming transportation and bringing manufacturing and society along for the ride. As Lee Iacocca, who began his auto career at Ford in the 1940s, wrote in Time, “The boss was a genius. He was an eccentric. He was no prince in his social …