We reflect today and honor those who participated in World War II’s D-Day, the largest combined military operation in history. The man who led the invasion and took full responsibility for the outcome, in success or failure, leaves us with an important reminder: the power and the importance of optimism.
So many of the assumptions we took for granted during the Cold War and post-Cold War world are now inadequate and outdated as we think through our next steps.
A joyride ride in the countryside poses the biggest question that faces this nation.
For me, the sum of Dwight Eisenhower’s professional and personal life will always be linked to September. Within the month there lies a symbol of his leadership and accomplishments, as well as a tragic story of his greatest loss.
President Biden’s handling of Donald Trump’s flawed peace deal with the Taliban illustrates the bi-partisan nature of our country’s foreign policy crisis.
The current debacle in Afghanistan, the deep divisions in the United States and the continuing COVID-19 crisis have found the United States at a turning point. Greater emphasis must be placed on developing leaders and renewing a focus on sustainable
Reflection has brought me to one observation that both hurts and inspires. This year, as we grasped for signs of leadership and courage, it appeared that it came mostly from those in subordinate positions of power. And they had the most to lose.
Trust is a critical leadership attribute that must be earned by our leaders every day as they serve the country and defend the rule of law and the Constitution of the United States.
It seems like a perfect storm has overcome our country, but we should not despair. From history we can find inspiration in cases where our leaders addressed times of crisis in ways that inspired confidence.