An Interview with David Weber, Part 4
Malabar 2008 - US and Indian Navies train together

Krauthammer on the Case for McCain

My favorite columnist on why he's voting McCain:

...The case for McCain is straightforward. The financial crisis has made us     forget, or just blindly deny, how dangerous the world out there is. We have     a generations-long struggle with Islamic jihadism. An apocalyptic,     soon-to-be-nuclear Iran.     A nuclear-armed Pakistan     in danger of fragmentation. A rising Russia pushing the limits of     revanchism. Plus the sure-to-come Falklands-like surprise popping out of     nowhere.

    Who do you want answering that phone at 3 a.m.? A man who’s been     cramming on these issues for the last year, who’s never had to make     an executive decision affecting so much as a city, let alone the world? A     foreign-policy novice instinctively inclined to the flabbiest, most     vaporous multilateralism (e.g., the Berlin Wall came down because of     “a world that stands as one”), and who refers to the most     deliberate act of war since Pearl Harbor     as “the tragedy of 9/11,” a term more appropriate for a bus     accident?

    Or do you want a man who is the most prepared, most knowledgeable, most     serious foreign-policy thinker in the United States Senate? A man who not     only has the best instincts, but has the honor and the courage to, yes, put     country first, as when he carried the lonely fight for the surge that     turned Iraq from catastrophic defeat into achievable strategic victory?

    There’s just no comparison. Obama’s own running mate warned     this week that Obama’s youth and inexperience will invite a crisis     — indeed a crisis “generated” precisely to test him. Can     you be serious about national security and vote on November 4 to invite     that test?...