Free the South Koreans!

Washington’s security guarantees are obviously expensive for Americans. Military commitments also come at a sometimes-high price for U.S. allies. One of the most important costs is restricting their defense options. For instance, the bilateral missile agreement between Washington and South Korea limits Seoul’s missile development. The U.S. should set the Republic of Korea free.

This is Being Caught Off Guard?

Remember all the stories and commentary about the Obama administration supposedly having been caught off guard by the wave of unrest in the Middle East? About how, due either to the malfeasance of intelligence agencies or the inattention of policymakers, this was a surprise to the administration, which then had to scramble to catch up with events?