American Defense Policy After Twenty Years of War

From my 4 November speech at Notre Dame outlining my deep concerns over where our defense policy, external and internal, has taken us since 9/11.

An American Belt and Road Initiative?

Wall Street Journal

China is funding massive projects all over the world and gaining influence. The U.S. can do the same.

Discussion: The White Working-Class Political Revolution

On Thursday, January 7 at 5 PM ET, Jim Webb will be appearing along with David Paul Kuhn, author of the recent book The Hardhat Riot, for a discussion hosted and arranged by The Common Good, a nationally respected nonprofit organization dedicated, in their own words, "to bring the country’s top thinkers to discuss the nation’s most crucial topics and what actions need to be taken in order to correct them.”

‘The Hardhat Riot’ Review: What the Riots Foretold

Wall Street Journal

In 1970, blue-collar workers confronted antiwar protesters. The quarrel continues.

Former Senator and Secretary of the Navy James Webb named inaugural distinguished fellow at Notre Dame International Security Center

by Colleen Sharkey March 17, 2020 Notre Dame’s International Security Center (NDISC) has named James Webb its first distinguished fellow. Webb, a Vietnam Marine combat veteran, former senator and former secretary of the Navy is a national security and foreign policy specialist and the author of 10 books. “It is an honor and a distinct […]

Jim Webb: Notre Dame’s Inaugural Distinguished Fellow

March 8, 2020 I am pleased to report that I have accepted an invitation from the University of Notre Dame to become the inaugural Distinguished Fellow at the University’s International Security Center. I have been privileged to serve as a Marine infantry officer, a military planner, an author and journalist, including covering our military overseas, […]

Mac McGarvey

January 13, 2020 America lost a great spirit this morning, and I lost one of my most treasured friends. Everyone who knew Mac McGarvey loves to trade stories about the flawless timing of his dry sense of humor, his pride in having served as a United States Marine, his loyalty to his friends, and the […]

The Future of the U.S. Marine Corps

The Future of the Marine Corps Former Senator Jim Webb May 7, 2020 On September 4, 2002, five months before the invasion of Iraq, this writer warned in an editorial for the Washington Post that “China can only view the prospect of an American military consumed for the next generation by the turmoil of the […]

Remarks by Former Senator Jim Webb – Lost Soldiers Ceremony

Westminster, California 26 October, 2019 This has been and will continue to be a very special day. It is an historic day and we are grateful to all of you for coming here to be a part of it, and for our distinguished guests who have shared their memories and their thoughts. It’s a great […]

Update: LOST SOLDIERS Ceremony 26 October 2019



I am also honored that former Marine and Chairman of FEDEX Fred Smith will join us as a featured speaker at the memorial service in Westminster, California on October 26.  As mentioned before, the memorial service and interment ceremony will provide a final resting place for 81 South Vietnamese Army soldiers who lost their lives […]


I am pleased to announce that former Marine and Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer will join us as a featured speaker at the memorial service in Westminster, California on October 26.  The memorial service and interment ceremony will provide a final resting place for 81 South Vietnamese Army soldiers who lost their lives while […]

Lost Soldiers Foundation; A Message from Jim Webb

September 14, 2019 Dear Friends: I wanted to share the below piece, which ran in the internet edition of USA Today on Friday and in the weekend print edition of today.  This is the first time we have publicly identified the date of the transfer of the ARVN remains from Hawaii to California, and also […]

Remember South Vietnam’s forgotten soldiers

Shot down in a U.S. military C-123 during the Vietnam War, the remains of our allied MIA soldiers were without a country. I knew I had to act.

My Cotton-Pickin Mama

David Bossie, a former deputy campaign manager for President Donald Trump, used a racist phrase to attack a black panelist on “Fox & Friends” on Sunday.

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 […]

Former Senator Jim Webb has strong ties to Guam

Kuam News By Nestor Licanto January 30, 2017 Jim Webb is a former US senator, Navy secretary, and democratic presidential candidate, he also has a long history with Guam, dating back to the 1970’s  when he wrote a book about the strategic importance of Guam and Micronesia. “The way that I started this many, many […]

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

The Hill: Why Jim Webb should be president

March 10, 2015 
by Glenn Boggs, The Hill

Ezra Klein: Why Jim Webb thinks America should pay more attention to criminal justice and Alzheimer’s

March 9, 2015 
by Ezra Klein, Vox

A Message from Jim Webb, November 19, 2014

November 19, 2014

Mark Shields: Jim Webb May Be Presidential Long-Shot, But He Was Right About War, October 11, 2014

October 11, 2014
by Mark Shields, Noozhawk

A Review of I Heard My Country Calling by the Washington Independent Review of Books, August 4, 2014

August 4, 2014
by Tom Glenn, The Washington Independent Review of Books

C-SPAN2, Book-TV Features Jim Webb, “I Heard My Country Calling: A Memoir,” June 28 & 30, 2014

Broadcasts, June 28 & 30, 2014

Senator James Webb discusses his new memoir at the National Constitution Center, May 27, 2014

Video, May 28, 2014