What our Troops Need Now Is Hope

Our troops have faced disappointment upon disappointment until they finally concluded that America just doesn’t care. As the mother of a fallen Navy SEAL killed in action on August 6, 2011, I spend a lot of time talking to men and women who have served this nation since the towers fell on that fateful morning of September 11, 2001. Young adults who launched themselves into action with reckless abandon, believing in their hearts that their sacrifice—their commitment to the cause—would make Read more […]

Why Won’t They Just Say It?

Our leaders won’t say it but it is true: we are fighting an Islamic enemy. The White House is holding a summit this week titled “Countering Violent Extremism,” but you won’t hear them using the words “Islamic extremism”—and that’s on purpose. Why won’t the Obama administration identify the dangerous ideology that is responsible for many of the world’s terrorist groups and threats? Islamic extremism is a clear and present danger to both the U.S. and the international community, Read more […]

Bergdahl Makes His Way Home

The Bergdahl swap will no doubt go down in history as one of America’s darkest hours. We traded so much more than men. We traded our integrity as a nation. We put the entire globe at greater risk by emboldening our enemy. How can we afford to place any further confidence in this administration when they have let us down so desperately? And now adding insult to injury we learn that at least one of the swapped Taliban commanders has made contact with terrorist networks in Qatar. God help us. Bowe Read more […]

Obama’s Legacy of Retreat, Shame, and Betrayal

Tuesday’s State of the Union speech was yet another glaring reminder of just how out of touch our President seems to be with reality and the true threat of radical Islam on the West. Our son Aaron was a US Navy SEAL. He’d seen the enemy our president refuses to acknowledge face-to-face. His heart had been seared by the blackness of those who exist solely to discharge the terror of Jihad not only on America, but the entire globe. After returning from a deployment in 2010, he uttered Read more […]

Obama’s JV Performance Has Damaged Global Security and Cost Lives

After finally choosing to view the barbaric, on-camera beheading of freelance war correspondent James Foley, I’ve been left with a level of rage known only to those of us who have sacrificed unspeakable offerings on the altar of world peace. My offering was my only son—Aaron Carson Vaughn. Aaron was a member of SEAL Team VI. He was killed in action when a CH47D Chinook, carrying thirty Americans and eight Afghans was shot down in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan on August 6, 2011. Many Read more […]