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Statement by Capt. Gary Storm, USN (Ret) President, Naval Academy Class of 1968

March 28, 2017 Classmates, it is with deep regret that I am forwarding to you a copy of Jim Webb’s statement announcing his decision to decline to accept the Naval Academy Alumni Association’s 2017 Distinguished Graduate Award. As he explains, a small but very outspoken group of women alumni have continued to protest this well-deserved […]

Former Senator Jim Webb Declines to Accept Naval Academy Alumni Association’s Distinguished Graduate Award

March 28, 2017 Over the past few days the decision by the Naval Academy Alumni Association to include me as a recipient of this year’s Distinguished Graduate Award has been protested by a small but vociferous group of women graduates based on a magazine article that I wrote 38 years ago.  While this article was […]

Vietnam continues boosting ties with the US

Vietnam Net February 5, 2017 Vietnam will continue boosting ties with the US and further deepening bilateral comprehensive partnership, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told former US Senator James Webb during a reception in Hanoi on February 3.  The PM emphasised that the bilateral ties have grown positively and practically in bilateral, regional and global […]

WSJ: The Promise of President Trump – Jim Webb

By Jim Webb Jan. 19, 2017 6:23 p.m. ET WSJ By virtue of Mr. Trump’s electoral base and genuine status as a political outsider, he is positioned to bring two much-needed adjustments to our governing process.   First, his administration should break the damaging “turnstile” that has given an unelected elite far too much power, particularly […]

Webb Addresses America’s Elites, Trump, & Foreign Policy In Keynote

‘How wrong are these elites, at least as it relates to the rest of the country? Look for a moment at the most glaring foreign policy failures of the past 15 years.’ Jim Webb, former senator and secretary of the Navy, gave this keynote address at The American Conservative’s “Foreign Policy in America’s Interest” conference […]

Webb: Respect Tubman — And Jackson

By Jim Webb The Washington Post Read Print Version 24 April 2016 One would think we could celebrate the recognition that Harriet Tubman will be given on future $20 bills without demeaning former president Andrew Jackson as a “monster,” as a recent Huffington Post headline did. And summarizing his legendary tenure as being “known primarily […]

To Kill A Man (A Short Story by James Webb)

POLITICO: Long before James Webb became secretary of the Navy or a U.S. senator—or even potentially a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate—he was a 23-year-old Marine fighting in Vietnam’s An Hoa basin, west of the city of Da Nang, as part of the Fifth Marine Regiment. During his tour as a rifle platoon and company commander, […]

The American Conservative: James Webb, War Novelist

April 10, 2015 
by Bill Kauffman

Bloomberg: Candidates Should Face Tests on Iraq and Libya

March 22, 2015 
by Albert Hunt, Bloomberg View

PTR: Former Sen. Webb explores presidential bid, tests populist message

March 14, 2015 
by Salena Zito, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

(Video) This Week George With Stephanopoulos: Former Sen. Jim Webb Eyes 2016

March 15, 2015 
This Week George With Stephanopoulos

The Hill: Why Jim Webb should be president

March 10, 2015 
by Glenn Boggs, The Hill

Still Here

March 20, 2013
The Richmond Times-Dispatch Opinion

Congressional Abdication

March/April 2013 Edition
by Jim Webb, The National Interest Magazine

Jim Webb on ‘Givers’ and ‘Takers’

September 28, 2012
by James Fallows, The Atlantic

Committee approves Webb provisions to protect Post-9/11 GI Bill

September 12, 2012
Senator Jim Webb, Official Press Release

The South China Sea’s Gathering Storm

August 20, 2012
by James Webb, The Wall Street Journal

In 4 years 745,000 have used Post 9/11 GI Bill

June 29, 2012
by Rick Maze, Army Times

Wartime contracting reform bill reintroduced

June 18, 2012
by Esther Carey, Federal News Radio

Sen. Jim Webb: Congress Must OK Military Intervention

May 18, 2012
The Daily Beast

National Defense: Webb is right

May 14, 2012  
by Times-Dispatch Staff, The Richmond Times-Dispatch

US senator hails ‘profound moment’ for Myanmar

April 10, 2012
AFP

Webb hopes for progress on Futenma

April 6, 2012
by Ma Sami Ito, The Japan Times

On Okinawa, Webb says DOD missing deadlines for study on Marines realignment

April 3, 2012
by Travis J. Tritten, Stars & Stripes

Protect the New G.I. Bill

March 21, 2012
Fredericksburg.com 

Senator praises delinking Futenma from Guam move of Marines

March 20, 2012
by Hiroshi Ito, The Asahi Shimbun

Advocates Call for End to War on Drugs

March 15, 2012
by Ellen Ratner, Talk Radio News Service

Virginia Senator Influenced by Gloves Official as a Youth In His Corner

March 15, 2012
by Rich Kaipust, The World-Herald

Webb to Hothead Senators: Cool It

March 9, 2012
by Steve Clemons, The Atlantic

Webb on Syria: Leadership is about achieving long-term objectives, not “taking precipitant action”

March 7, 2012
Senator Jim Webb, Official Press Release

Bill Aims to Overhaul Wartime Contracting

March 5, 2012
Federal News Radio

Webb: “Recent Headlines” Illuminate the Need to Fix Current Tax System

January 18, 2012
Senator Jim Webb, Official Press Release

Special Report: How the U.S. coaxed Myanmar in from the cold

December 22, 2011
by Andrew Quinn, Reuters

Commentary: Land of the Free? 1 of 3 Are Arrested by Age 23!

December 19, 2011
by Tony Newman, The Huffington Post

Sen. Webb: Good Cause

November 7, 2011
by Times-Dispatch Staff, The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Turning America’s Gaze Toward Asia

October 14, 2011
by Emily Cadei, CQ Weekly

Sen. Webb, Police Discuss Drug Problem

September 27, 2011
by Jenay Tate, The Coalfield Progress

Jim Webb’s Criminal Justice Crusade

September 11, 2011,
by Andrew Romano, Newsweek/Daily Beast

Waste, Fraud, Abuse: Betraying the Troops

September 8, 2011
by Times-Dispatch Staff, The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Webb Puts Troops Ahead of Profits

September 4, 2011
Roanoke Times Editorial

Webb’s Wartime Contracting Commission Says U.S. Wasted Up to $60 Billion

August 31, 2011
by Wesley P. Hester, The Richmond Times-Dispatch

U.S. May Sell Military Technology to Vietnam, Senator Says

August 24, 2011
Bloomberg News

Webb: Stop Sending China Money

August 6, 2011
Augusta Free Press

Webb Keynote at Defense Forum Washington 2010

September 10, 2010
Military Officers Association of America

Diversity and the Myth of White Privilege

July 23, 2010
by James Webb, The Wall Street Journal

We Helped the Bankers. Now It’s Their Turn.

March 21, 2010
by Jim Webb, The Washington Post

A Plan In Need of Clarity – Afghanistan

December 4, 2009
by Jim Webb, The Washington Post

We Can’t Afford to Ignore Myanmar

August 25, 2009
by Jim Webb, The New York Times

Webb Visit May Offer Opening With Burma

August 16, 2009
By Karen DeYoung and Colum Lynch, The Washington Post

It’s Time To Change the Law

March 29, 2009
by Senator Jim Webb, 
Parade Magazine

Why We Must Fix Our Prisons

March 29, 2009
by Senator Jim Webb, Parade Magazine

Webb Sets His Sights on Prison Reform

December 29, 2008
by Sandhya Somashekhar, The Washington Post

What the GI’s Deserve

Jume 29, 2008
Washington Post Editorial

The Jim Webb Story

June 26, 2008
by Elizabeth Drew, The New York Review of Books

Is Jim Webb Too Good for the Vice Presidency?

May 28, 2008
by Ezra Klein, The American Prospect

What It Means To Be A Leader

May 18, 2008
Adapted from "A Time to Fight" © Jim Webb (Broadway Books, 2008), Parade Magazine

Jim Webb: No More Combat Boots

February 1, 2008
by Paul West, Washingtonian Magazine

The Honorable, Enraged Gentleman from Virginia

June 2007
by Ryan Lizza, GQ

2007 State of the Union Address Response

Senator Jim Webb addresses economic fairness as the central theme of his SOTU response.

Senator Jim Webb Term Report, 2007-2013

Senator Jim Webb's Term Report featuring: Re-orienting foreign and national security policies; promoting economic fairness and social justice; and government accountability and balance of powers.

Class Struggle: American Workers Have A Chance to be Heard

November 15, 2006
by Jim Webb, The Wall Street Journal

Caspar Willard Weinberger

March 31, 2006
by James Webb, The Wall Street Journal

Purple Heartbreakers

January 18, 2006
by James Webb, The New York Times

Secret GOP Weapon: The Scots-Irish Vote

October 19, 2004
by James Webb, The Wall Street Journal

Why You Need To Know the Scots Irish

October 3, 2004
by James Webb, Parade Magazine

Hunting Down Al Qaeda ~ A Report From Afghanistan

September 12, 2004
by James Webb, Parade Magazine

Former Navy Secretary Unleashes Tide of Iraq Criticism

April 29, 2004
by Eric Weslander, Lawrence Journal-World

Why We Fought & Why We Would Do It Again

September 2003
by James Webb, The American Legion Magazine

The War In Iraq Turns Ugly. That’s What Wars Do.

March 30, 2003
by James Webb, The New York Times

Is America Neglecting a Good Friend? Japan

January 12, 2003
by James Webb, Parade Magazine

Webb Calls North Korea Greater Threat To U.S. Security Than Iraq

January 6, 2003
by Malina Brown, Inside the Navy

Heading for Trouble: Do we really want to occupy Iraq for the next 30 years?

September 4, 2002
by James Webb, The Washington Post

Is Hollywood Pro-Military Now?

March 25, 2002
by James Webb, The Wall Street Journal

A New Doctrine for New Wars

November 30, 2001
by James Webb, The Wall Street Journal

We Must Go After Them and Eliminate Them

October 17, 2001
by James Webb, Naval Institute: Proceedings Magazine

Where Do We Go From Here?

Written on September 11, 2001.  Posted on Jameswebb.com since September 13, 2001.
*Special Article*

The Price of Duty

May 27, 2001
by James Webb, Parade Magazine

The Consequence of War

May 1, 2001
by James Webb, The Wall Street Journal

The Struggle for Mastery in Asia

April 13, 2001
by James Webb, The Wall Street Journal

Should We Leave Okinawa

March 11, 2001
by James Webb, Parade Magazine

The Insult of Carter’s Mass Pardon

February 23, 2001
by James Webb, Letters to the Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Heroes of the Vietnam Generation

July/August 2000
by James Webb, American Enterprise Institute

History Proves Vietnam Victors Wrong

April 28, 2000
by James Webb, The Wall Street Journal

The Novelist Who Put A Human Face on War: A Review of “Catch 22”

December 15, 1999
by James Webb, The Wall Street Journal

The Bridge at No Gun Ri

October 6, 1999
by James Webb, The Wall Street Journal

Dear Supe

July/August 1999
by James Webb, American Enterprise Institute

Warily Watching China

February 23, 1999
by James Webb, The New York Times

The Media’s War on Vietnam Vets

July 15, 1998
by James Webb, The Wall Street Journal

What To Do About China

June 15, 1998
by James Webb, The New York Times

Can We Still Rely On An Old Ally? The Philippines

May 25, 1997
by James Webb, Parade Magazine

Peace? Defeat? What Did the Vietnam War Protesters Want?

May/June 1997
by James Webb, American Enterprise Institute

The War On Military Culture

January 20, 1997
by James Webb, The Weekly Standard

Remember the Nixon Doctrine

November 28, 1995
by James Webb, The New York Times

Robert McNamara, the Anti-War Left, & the Triumph of Intellectual Dishonesty

Fall 1995
by James Webb, Strategic Review

In Defense of Joe Six-Pack

June 5, 1995
by James Webb, The Wall Street Journal

Political Correctness Infects the Pentagon

July 10, 1994
by James Webb, The New York Times

The Military Is Not A Social Program

August 18, 1993
by James Webb, The New York Times

Witch Hunt In the Navy

October 6, 1992
by James Webb, The New York Times

…and the Horrors of A Desert War

September 23, 1990
by James Webb, The New York Times

Help for the Forgotten

March 25 1990
By James Webb

No Ordinary War, No Ordinary Hero

February 25, 1990
by James Webb, The New York Times

Don’t Call On The Guard

April 13, 1989
by James Webb, The Washington Post

Can He Come Home Again?

April 2, 1989
by James Webb, Parade Magazine

Milo Mindbender Would Be Impressed

July 18, 1988
by James Webb, The Wall Street Journal

At Least the Navy Knows What It’s Doing in the Gulf

April 20, 1988
by James Webb, The Washington Post

Can The Marines Come Back?

July 5, 1987
By Al Santoli

Navy Secretary Webb Again Sworn In

May 2, 1987
by George C. Wilson, The Washington Post

Vietnam Vets Didn’t Kill Babies, and They Aren’t Suicidal

April 6, 1986
by James Webb, The Washington Post

What We Can Learn From Japanese Prisons

January 15, 1984
by James Webb, Parade Magazine

This Holocaust Still Goes On, Why Do We Ignore It?

April 14, 1983
by James Webb, The Washington Post

When A One-Armed Man Is Not A Loser

November 21, 1982
by James Webb, Parade Magazine

The Power of Remembering

May 25, 1981
by James Webb, The Washington Post

The Invisible Vietnam Veteran

August 4, 1976
by James H. Webb, The Washington Post

Flexibility and the Fire Team

April 1972
by Capt. James H. Webb, Marine Corps Gazette

Roles & Missions: Time For A Change

March 1972
by Capt. James H. Webb, Marine Corps Gazette