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Oliver North is the host of "War Stories" on Fox News Channel, the founder and honorary chairman of Freedom Alliance, and the author of "American Heroes in Special Operations."
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  • North: Decision deficit disorder

    North: Decision deficit disorder

    Those wearing our nation’s uniforms are tired of hearing about the apocalypse predicted in a Mayan calendar. They know the fiscal cliff is a disaster for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines.

  • North: Army v. Navy more than a game

    North: Army v. Navy more than a game

    As the two teams take to the field, millions here in the United States will be watching on CBS. And around the world, tens of thousands more will be watching on the Armed Forces Network. Though officially frowned upon, wagers will be made aboard ships at sea, at lonely outposts in the shadows of the Hindu Kush and on U.S. military bases from Japan and the Korean peninsula to Europe and all the way to Mesopotamia. The seniors playing here won’t be going to the NFL. Instead, many of them will go to war.

  • North: Stories from the 'Heroes Proved' book tour

    North: Stories from the ‘Heroes Proved’ book tour

    Since we began this 33-city odyssey on Nov. 20, thousands of our fellow citizens have walked up and asked me to sign their copies of “Heroes Proved.” They have made my latest book a New York Times bestseller. It is at once a gratifying, humbling and moving experience. At every book signing, people produce photographs of me standing beside them or one of their loved ones. In nearly every picture, we are wearing camouflage clothing, flak jackets and helmets.

  • North: Sexting with the stars

    North: Sexting with the stars

    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. But the Romney campaign only raised the disaster once — and then avoided it like an outbreak of the Ebola virus.

  • North: Answer the questions!

    North: Answer the questions!

    Three days after the assault, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the FBI would investigate the attack as a criminal matter, not as an act of war. For reasons left to our imagination, the FBI didn’t move fast enough, so the Obama administration appointed a special review board to develop a “full picture” of all that transpired at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

  • North: You're fired!

    North: You’re fired!

    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. They accused the monarch of “repeated injuries and usurpations, | Read More »

  • North: Then and now

    North: Then and now

    By now, all should realize that truthful answers to these inquiries will not be furnished by the White House or State Department until after the presidential election on Nov. 6. But there is an even more important question that should be asked and answered now: Once the White House knew about the attack in Benghazi, what action did the president take to protect or save the lives of Americans?

  • North: Be inspired

    North: Be inspired

    Since our two-man Fox News team arrived last month, Chuck Holton and I have traveled much of the same ground we covered on previous trips when we were reporting on Americans and our allies in this long war. On this trip, we have interviewed and listened to, documented and hiked many miles with nearly 700 of the 68,000 U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines remaining in Afghanistan.

  • North: Be afraid

    North: Be afraid

    WARDAK PROVINCE, Afghanistan — “If you leave here like you left Iraq, I am a dead man,” says the blunt-speaking district governor. His district chief of police, a newly appointed civil judge and the chief of the Afghan Local Police detachment all nod their heads in assent. None of them is smiling.

  • North: Defeatism in Afghanistan is the real danger

    North: Defeatism in Afghanistan is the real danger

    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. | Read More »

  • North: Advice From the Hindu Kush

    North: Advice From the Hindu Kush

    The soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines I have been covering for Fox News for more than 11 years know that they are engaged in a real war against a brutal, often suicidal enemy. They know this isn’t just an “overseas contingency operation.”

  • North: Useful idiots

    North: Useful idiots

    The failure of the media elites to ask questions and demand answers is particularly egregious in two specific cases: the “spontaneous” attack on our consulate in Benghazi, in which four Americans were killed on the night of Sept. 11-12, and the attack in Afghanistan in which two U.S. Marines were killed during a ground assault at Camp Leatherneck/Bastion. Both of these events warrant questions — and answers — as to how they could happen.

  • Oliver North: September surprises

    Oliver North: September surprises

    WASHINGTON — The storming of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the brutal murders of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, produced chaos this week in the so-called mainstream media. Instead of asking about how the heck this could happen in the aftermath of the Obama administration’s Arab Spring euphoria, “reporters” started looking for scapegoats

  • North: Broken promises

    Evidently, the O-Team is unaware that Iraqi air traffic controllers, trained by the United States and using radar and communications equipment provided by U.S. taxpayers, currently are facilitating flights from Iran to Syria. According to press reports — and a senior U.S. intelligence officer — the Iranian aircraft flying over Iraq are transporting weapons, Quds force special operations troops and intelligence personnel to prop up the brutal Assad regime in Damascus.

  • Only in America

    It was a perfect storm of media hostility coupled with breathless live reports of wind, rain and flooding, all timed to disrupt and distract attention from the events in Tampa. Yet when it was all said and done, the Republicans provided a remarkably effective introduction of the GOP candidates for the tens of millions of Americans who tuned in.

  • Obama’s self-disarmament of America continues

    Degrading the U.S. offensive nuclear capability and its deterrent factor is bad enough, but the Obama administration’s unilateral disarmament plan goes even further — by eliminating defensive systems to protect our homeland and the American people. They have already killed three promising airborne and space-based missile defense programs and drastically reduced the number of U.S.-based interceptors.

  • Bitter harvest

    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 that “We are on a course to end this war | Read More »

  • Midsummer Madness

    According to the pollsters and the so-called mainstream media, as of the dead of summer, the presidential contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is a dead heat. We also are told this race is all about the “economy” or | Read More »

  • Midsummer madness

    With the U.S. unemployment rate still higher than 8 percent and stagnant job growth, one might expect our media to begin a conversation about which candidate offers the best course of action for our economy. Don’t count on it.

  • The new normal

    This week’s revelation about the president’s authorizing covert action in Syria should not have come as a surprise to anyone. On Wednesday, August 1, CNN carried a breathless report sourced to “U.S. officials” that our beloved Nobel Peace Prize recipient | Read More »