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Oliver North

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Illustration: Hear No Evil from North Korea by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

NORTH: Obama's decision deficit disorder

Quantico, VA - Until I joined the Fourth Estate, it was my experience that most Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Guardsmen and Marines usually eschewed contact with members of the media. Regard for the potentates of the press used to be about equal to that of chiggers, ticks, scorpions and fire ants. Published December 14, 2012

Navy Midshipmen linebacker Jarred Shannon (10) and Navy Midshipmen linebacker Matt Warrick (51) sack Army Black Knights quarterback Trent Steelman (8) late in the fourth quarter of the Army-Navy game at Fedex Field, Landover, MD, Saturday, December 10, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

NORTH: Army-Navy game features future heroes

Philadelphia, PA -- For most football fanatics, this is the time of year for watching the big conference championship games and wondering whether their favorite college team is going play in a major postseason bowl. Published December 7, 2012

Illustration Brave Soldier by John Camejo for The Washington Times

NORTH: Crossing America on patriot tour

SAN ANTONIO -- One of the great upsides to a national book tour is the chance to break out of television's cocoon and interact directly with the American people. Published November 30, 2012

Illustration Benghazi by John Camejo for The Washington Times

NORTH: Benghazi truth stranger than video game fiction

For two months, the liberal media all but ignored the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in four dead Americans. What actions the Obama administration took before, during and after the bloody assaults on the U.S. Consulate and a CIA outpost should have been a legitimate election issue. Published November 16, 2012

Illustration Libya Deaths by John Camejo for The Washington Times

NORTH: Second-term Obama will be held accountable for Libya disaster

TAMPA, Fla--This is the hometown of U.S. Special Operations Command, at nearby MacDill Air Force Base. This headquarters dispatches our military's special operators -- Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines -- on missions in the most difficult and dangerous places on earth. Published November 9, 2012

Illustration: Nobama

NORTH: Time to fire President Obama

When Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Livingston and Roger Sherman sat down to draft the Declaration of Independence, they began with a "Bill of Particulars" against King George III. Published November 1, 2012

Illustration Libya Deaths by John Camejo for The Washington Times

NORTH: Obama's Benghazi failure

For more than a month, the Obama administration has been dodging and weaving over what actually transpired in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of Sept. 11-12. Published October 26, 2012

** FILE ** A U.S. Marine squad leader patrols alongside an Afghan National Army lieutenant in Helmand province in Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

NORTH: Obama pursuing defeatism in Afghanistan

Helmand Province, Afghanistan – When our Fox News team left for Afghanistan last week, there was a palpable sense of imminent calamity in the air. Gloom and doom news from here is now a staple in our so-called mainstream media. Published October 5, 2012

NORTH: 'Innocence of Muslims' was just a cover-up

Ever since the deadly and destructive Sept. 11, 2012, anti-American attacks in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Lebanon, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and more than two dozen other countries, the Obama White House has sought to lay blame on someone else. Published September 21, 2012

Illustration Muslim Hope by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

NORTH: Obama's September surprise

The storming of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the murders of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, produced chaos this week in the liberal media. Instead of asking about how the heck this could have happened in the aftermath of the Obama administration's Arab Spring euphoria, "reporters" started looking for scapegoats. Published September 14, 2012

Illustration: Blaming Bush by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

NORTH: Blame Bush for broken promises

According to the pundits and politicians, this election is all about the economy. We're all supposed to know that -- because we're not stupid. That's why the Republicans had a "national debt clock" over their convention floor in Tampa, Fla., and the Democrats didn't have one in Charlotte, N.C. Published September 7, 2012

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, his running mate, greet the crowd during an event in Waukesha, Wis., earlier this month. (Associated Press)

NORTH: 'We the people' want Romney-Ryan

It was the political convention that almost wasn't. In the run-up to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Democrats and their fellow travelers in the liberal media claimed that the GOP was waging a "war against women," depicted Mitt Romney as a heartless felon responsible for the death of a woman who had lost her health insurance and blasted Mr. Romney for choosing Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. Published August 31, 2012

Illustration: Nuclear Japan by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times.

NORTH: The Obama administration plan to disarm America

Americans following this year's presidential campaign would never know it from mainstream media coverage, but the commander in chief we hired nearly four years ago has set the United States on a course for unilateral disarmament. Published August 24, 2012

Illustration Sitting Duck by John Camejo for The Washington Times

NORTH: Obama's bitter harvest in Afghanistan

In December 2009, our commander in chief went to West Point and proclaimed that he would withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by 2014. Since then, he has proudly emphasized, "We are on a course to end this war responsibly." Published August 17, 2012

NORTH: Military lab rats

No nation has ever had a better military than today's all-volunteer U.S. armed forces. Though I wouldn't trade anything for the young Americans with whom I served in Vietnam or afterward, those presently wearing America's uniforms are the brightest, best-educated, best-trained and most combat-experienced military the world has ever seen. Now, in the midst of an unprecedented ninth year of war and nonstop, high-stress deployments, their commander in chief intends to put the capabilities of this extraordinary force and our nation's security at risk to carry out a radical social experiment. Published February 6, 2010

NORTH: At war, or not at war?

"We are at war." So said the 44th president of the United States on Jan. 7, 2010. These four words, a profound statement of the obvious, were belatedly uttered as our commander in chief transitioned from tropical sunsets on his "Hawaiian holiday" to klieg lights at the White House in the aftermath of the Christmas Day "near-miss" terror attack aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 enroute from Amsterdam to Detroit. The phrase was startling - because it wasn't an affirmation of a mindset Mr. Obama brought to office. Rather it was the reluctant admission of facts Mr. Obama has spent a year in office diligently trying to deny. Published January 25, 2010

NORTH: American capabilities and vulnerabilities

There is no doubt that the terrible earthquake in Haiti - the worst disaster in the history of the Western Hemisphere - is a tragedy of profound proportions. The good news is that the "first responders" on-scene were wearing American uniforms. The U.S. Coast Guard - motto: "Semper Paratus" - Latin for "Always Ready" - was "firstest with the mostest" - and began providing emergency assistance within hours of the Tuesday night quake. Published January 18, 2010