Op-eds

October 29, 2019 Op-eds

Congress is finalizing the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and one of the key issues is the future of the Air Force’s meager light attack aircraft program. It’s a program that has struggled to gain traction with Air Force leadership since the first iteration appeared in 2009 despite major engagements in irregular warfare in austere locales all over the world.

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October 26, 2019 Op-eds

On Wednesday, I joined dozens of House Republicans demanding transparency from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff in the ongoing impeachment proceedings.

September 9, 2019 Op-eds

President Trump made the right call this weekend when he decided to call off peace talks in Afghanistan. For months, the Taliban has assured the State Department it will promote “peace” and will no longer be a haven for terrorists.

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July 22, 2019 Op-eds

Fifty years ago, Americans took one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind.

When John F. Kennedy announced in 1961 that the U.S. would put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, America had only put a human in space for 15 minutes. To say a lunar landing was an ambitious goal would be a massive understatement.

July 4, 2019 Op-eds

On Independence Day, Americans reflect on the opportunities and freedoms our country offers and the history that afforded America these blessings. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are essential to the fabric of our country. Yet, these blessings create a responsibility.

June 12, 2019 Op-eds

Throughout my 23 years of military service, I’ve made a few dozen parachute jumps — but none of them compared to the jump I made in Normandy this week. Last week marked 75 years since Allied Forces invaded German-occupied France, a military operation which paved the way for the end of World War II.

May 29, 2019 Op-eds

Throughout my 23 years of service as a Green Beret, I’ve learned a few different things. The military teaches you perseverance, discipline, and teamwork -- but one of the most important values that military service teaches you is the ethos of service.

May 4, 2019 Op-eds

The average American interacts with satellites 36 times a day. Every time you check the weather, search for a spot to grab your morning coffee or send a text message, you’re getting hands-on with the space industry.