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Rowan Scarborough was a Washington Times reporter who wrote a weekly column with fellow reporter Bill Gertz called "Inside the Ring." He has written a book about Donald Rumsfeld called Rumsfeld's War: The Untold Story of America's Anti-Terrorist Commander. In February 2007, he joined the Washington Examiner as its national security correspondent. On July 16, 2007, Regnery Publishing released his second book "Sabotage: America's Enemies Within the CIA." - Source: Wikipedia
Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld offered a sharp and at times biting critique of the Obama administration's defense and national security record, saying the president's policies in the Middle East, Europe and East Asia have cost the country prestige and influence and put America on a path to decline.
Rowan Scarborough makes several compelling points in "Army may train women for rigor of front lines" (Web, Monday). If a woman can meet the battle-tested standards of the infantry, then I believe she should have the same opportunity as men. However, all Americans should then be mandated to register for the draft.
Rowan Scarborough's article, "U.S. troops winning war against IEDs of Taliban" (Page 1, May 25), brings attention to the reality of 21st-century warfare; however, he does not accurately capture the breadth of the threat and the coordinated efforts to ensure our commanders have freedom of maneuver.
Underneath headlines about Libya, the Japanese disaster and the Republicans' dainty attempts to nip around the edges of our massive federal debt, the culture war is raging.
The diplomatic dispute between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands has died down, but the incident involving a detained fishing boat captain has raised new fears within the U.S. government over China's use of economic warfare, namely, its control over exports of rare-earth minerals needed for high-technology manufacturing.