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The Embassy

On Monday, President Biden announced that U.S. troops in Iraq would be out of the combat business at the end of the year, but...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

“More tooth, less tail” is a common refrain from defense leaders in search of more combat power as budgets have flatlined. No matter the...

Trillions

According to an old Wall Street adage, when the winds are strong even turkeys fly. By this it is meant that when global money...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

The Marine Corps and Navy are moving aggressively to redefine how they will conduct amphibious operations and reshape their fleets of amphibious warships. Perhaps...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Two cheers for Great Britain! Why only two? London merits two cheers because it has accepted that “Global Britain” must play its part in...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

How do you change a culture? That question courses through a new congressionally mandated report from retired marine Lt. Gen. Robert Schmidle and retired...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Some opine that Chinese Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping bears a striking resemblance to Winnie the Pooh. Nah. He’s Scut Farkus, the bully from the...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Major doings in the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean these past couple of weeks. At present naval forces representing thirty-two countries are carrying out...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin issued a stern warning to China regarding its aggression in the Pacific. Speaking at the International Institute for Strategic...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Russian aircraft have become increasingly brazen in their flybys over U.S. and NATO warships in the Black Sea, while in the Bering Strait it...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Officials with the U.S. Navy have made it clear that they’d like to see some aging cruisers retired ahead of schedule, with a focus...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Wargaming exercises often serve as an important source of information and feedback for the U.S. military as it attempts to gauge its ability to...

Trillions

Trillions

A senior citizen in Northern California has lost tens of thousands of dollars from scammers who claimed to be from the Social Security Administration...

Trillions

It has been well-documented that waiting till age seventy to file for Social Security benefits will yield the absolute maximum payout—currently $3,895 per month....

Trillions

AT&T, following a months-long process, announced earlier this year that it had agreed to spin off DirecTV into a separate company, through a deal...

Trillions

A lot of people are concerned about rising inflation in the present economy, but one group that seems likely to benefit from inflation is...

The Embassy

The Embassy

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi will soon return to Baghdad after completing his second trip to Washington as prime minister. Much has changed over...

The Embassy

On July 2nd, 2021, American troops abandoned Bagram Airbase, the last U.S. military base in Afghanistan, effectively ending 20 years of U.S. military influence...

The Embassy

It has now been over a week since the FBI announced its foiling of an Iranian plot to kidnap dissident journalist –an American citizen...

The Embassy

Over the past 20 years, China has almost completely displaced the United States as the primary trading partner for countries in Africa. Nairobi roads...

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Chaos

Officials at the World Health Organization acknowledged during a Monday press briefing that the coronavirus pandemic could be under control worldwide by next year...

Coronavirus Chaos

A new study conducted in Italy has discovered that coronavirus antibodies persisted in detectable levels for at least nine months after the initial infection....

Coronavirus Chaos

Social media platforms should indeed be held more accountable for allowing coronavirus misinformation to circulate on their services, according to White House’s communications director...

Coronavirus Chaos

Despite the fact that millions of Americans are already vaccinated, surging coronavirus cases in the United States due to the new and highly contagious...

Politics News

Politics

President Joe Biden is playing hide the ball with America’s Forever Wars. In his public pronouncements, he depicts his administration as diligently rolling back...

Politics

Cable television host Tucker Carlson has leveled an explosive charge at the National Security Agency: He claims the spy agency has been snooping through his e-mails...

Politics

For a long time, the Social Security Administration sent annual updates to current and future Social Security beneficiaries, to fill them in on what...

Politics

Americans drove nearly 96 percent as many miles in May 2021 as in the same month in 2019, indicating a return to normalcy. Transit ridership, however, was...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

North and South Korea announced on Tuesday that they had once again begun to make use of communications channels that had been dormant for...

Hermit Kingdom

This week will mark the 68th anniversary of the signing of the armistice agreement that brought an end to open hostilities during the Korean...

Hermit Kingdom

In recent years, North Korea has continued to make significant progress in its development of increasingly capable ballistic missile systems. The DPRK is now...

Hermit Kingdom

One of North Korea’s most significant internal assets is its large reserve of mineral resources. North Korea sits on top of a wide range...