By Oliver North Washington DC, August 14, 2014 – Our Commander in Chief took nearly ten minutes away from playing golf this afternoon to declare victory over the Islamic State’s Terror Army. After telling us “…we continue to make progress in carrying out our targeted military operations in Iraq,” he claimed, “…we broke the ISIL […]
Charleston, SC, June 14, 2014 – “If the Obama White House can’t see the connections among the situation in Iraq, Hamas rockets raining down on Israel and the nuclear weapons talks with Tehran, they are either blind or willfully ignoring reality. In either case it’s potentially disastrous for your country and mine.” So began my […]
By Oliver North Tampa, FL – This is the home of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command – the two entities responsible for U.S. military activities in Mesopotamia (Iraq), the Persian Gulf States and Southwest Asia – including Afghanistan. Many of those I have covered for FOX News since 9-11-01 are now stationed […]
By Oliver North Washington, DC, – For the Obama administration and their fellow travelers, spring of 2014 will go down as the beginning of the end. The brain trust that brought us “Fast & Furious,” the IRS “Enemies List,” killing American citizens with “drone strikes,” the disastrous “Arab Spring” and the Benghazi debacle has run […]
By Oliver L. North Washington, DC – During sworn Congressional testimony on May 15, Eric Shinseki, the O-Team Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs, told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee he was “mad as hell” when he learned that veterans were dying from inadequate care in a Phoenix, AZ Veterans Administration hospital. Three days later, White House Chief […]
History” is suddenly a relevant word in Washington. Global media elites are now speculating about “The Obama Legacy.” Thirty-one months before their champion vacates the White House, the potentates of the press are wondering how the O-Team will be perceived in the future. T
The classical definition of a hero is a person who puts him or her self at risk for the benefit of others. That certainly describes two recently departed heroes I am blessed to have had as friends.
By Oliver North Washington, DC, March 7, 2014 – History produces great ironies. On March 5, 1947, Sir Winston Churchill delivered a lecture – billed as “The Sinews of Peace” – at Westminster College in Fulton, MO. After being introduced by President Harry Truman, Churchill warned the world about Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s designs on […]
By Oliver North Jerusalem, Feb 4, 2014 – When I made my first trip to Israel thirty years ago, no one would have suggested that the U.S. was anything but a friend and trusted ally of the Jewish State. The Obama administration has succeeded in turning that relationship on its head – to the peril […]
By Oliver North Washington, DC – If the pundits on the Potomac are correct – and sometimes they are – aides at the White House are soliciting “contributions” for a major event in our nation’s capital. But this time, the folks at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue aren’t after financial donations. Presidents since George Washington have asked […]
Oliver North is a combat decorated U.S. Marine, a #1 best-selling author, the founder of a small business, an inventor with three U.S. patents, a syndicated columnist, and the host of “War Stories” on Fox News Channel.
North was born in San Antonio, Texas, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and served 22 years as a Marine officer. His awards for service in combat include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor and two Purple Hearts for wounds in action.
Assigned to the National Security Council staff in the Reagan administration, LtCol North was the United States government’s counter-terrorism coordinator from 1983-1986. He was involved in planning the rescue of 804 medical students on the island of Grenada and played a major role in the daring capture of the terrorists who hijacked the cruise ship Achille Lauro. After helping plan the U.S. raid on Muammar Qaddafi’s terror bases in Libya, North was targeted for assassination by Abu Nidal, the infamous terrorist killed in Baghdad in August, 2002. President Ronald Reagan described North as “an American hero.”
Since 2001, he has been the host of “War Stories” – the award-winning military documentary series on Fox News Channel -- and has been embedded with more than 55 U.S. and allied combat units. North has authored thirteen books, all of them New York Times best sellers. His latest, American Heroes on the Homefront is based off stories from the hearts of our nation's heroes.
North serves on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association and is the founder of Freedom Alliance, a foundation providing college scholarships to the sons and daughters of U.S. military personnel killed in the line of duty. He claims his most important accomplishment is being “the husband of one, the father of four and the grandfather of fourteen.”