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Jed Babbin is editor of Human Events, America’s oldest conservative journal as well as HumanEvents.com. He is the best-selling author of, “In the Words of Our Enemies,” (Regnery 2007), “Inside the Asylum: Why the UN and Old Europe are Worse than You Think” (Regnery 2004) and, “Showdown: Why China Wants War with the United States,” (with Edward Timperlake, Regnery, 2006.) He is a former Air Force officer who served as a deputy undersecretary in the George H. W. Bush administration.
Mr. Babbin has written weekly columns for RealClearPolitics.com, The Washington Times and The American Spectator. Mr. Babbin’s expertise is in national security and foreign affairs. However, he also writes about all things political and for The American Spectator’s “Saloon” series on subjects such as single barrel bourbon and fine cigars. He also wrote the military adventure novel, Legacy of Valor. (Pentland Press, 2000).
Mr. Babbin is a military and foreign affairs analyst and appears frequently on the Fox News Channel on shows such as “The Big Story with John Gibson,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Fox & Friends,” CNN’s “Kudlow & Company,” MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country” and many others.
For about four years, Babbin served as designated guest host of Oliver North’s “Common Sense Radio” when Col. North was unavailable. During the Iraq military campaign in 2003, Babbin subbed for North for nine weeks straight. Since then, Babbin has also subbed for Laura Ingraham, Hugh Hewitt, John Batchelor, Mark Larson (KOGO, San Diego) and Greg Garrison (WIBC, Indianapolis). He has traveled to the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to Iraq in 2005.
Mr. Babbin is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology (B.E. 1970), Cumberland School of Law (J.D. 1973) and the Georgetown University Law School (LL.M. 1978).