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Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

What if Japan had not attacked Pearl Harbor eighty years ago today? The attack is today regarded as an enormous tactical success, but a...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

What would the Pearl Harbor attack look like today? Not like the classic 1970s movie Tora! Tora! Tora!, where waves of Japanese bombers blast...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Eighty years ago tomorrow Kido Butai, the carrier strike arm of the Imperial Japanese Navy, struck the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. Several...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Eighty years ago the Imperial Japanese Navy pulled off an astonishing feat of arms, pummeling the U.S. Navy battle line moored at Pearl Harbor....

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Not long ago I watched a remarkable film titled Only the Brave. Someone mentioned it online, and it’s a firefighting movie. I’m a sucker...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

What do Russians want? Moscow seems to be going out of its way to keep its “near abroad”—Russian-speak for the erstwhile Soviet empire, in...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

So the Pentagon released its latest report on Chinese military power this week, under the splashy title Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

NHK reports that China stands ready to ink a Code of Conduct for the South China Sea. Do tell. At this month’s (online) 24th...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

In a rare mass appearance, more than a dozen F-22 Raptors joined F-16s and F/A-18s in a weapons evaluation event in Florida. In total,...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Resolute Dragon 21, Explained: A big exercise currently underway in Japan with Japanese and U.S. forces offers a glimpse of how the Pentagon might fight...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

In a dramatic speech in 2018, President Vladimir Putin revealed what the Russian Federation has been working on for years. According to the Russian...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

When Will the B-52 Be Able to Launch Hypersonic Missiles? There have already been good and bad tests for a path-breaking hypersonic missile and...

Trillions

Trillions

China’s newest aircraft carrier is being built at the Jiangnan Shipyard. That same facility is also constructing commercial ships for U.S. allies. The shipyard...

Trillions

In Congressional testimony earlier this week, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell strongly intimated that at its next meeting the Fed was likely to announce...

Trillions

Inflation in 2021, How It Works and What Policymakers Can Do About It: Starting with the April 2021 release, virtually every monthly Consumer Price Index...

Trillions

John Maynard Keynes famously said that “when the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do sir?”. Today with widespread reports of...

The Embassy

The Embassy

Last month marked the 26th anniversary of the Dayton Accords, a monumental and controversial peace agreement that ended one of the most violent wars...

The Embassy

In an attempt to get Washington and Beijing back to cordiality, President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping recently met (virtually) for over three...

The Embassy

On September 27, NATO members France and Greece announced a bilateral defense agreement that includes “an explicit and unequivocal military assistance clause […] in...

The Embassy

The current crisis in Ethiopia predates Joe Biden’s presidency by a couple months but, to Biden’s credit, he wasted little time in seeking diplomatically...

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Chaos

The people of Taiwan have been living in a parallel world since June 2020, with the island recording more than 250 consecutive days without any domestic...

Coronavirus Chaos

As Cato has long pointed out, the law takes a paradoxical stance toward so‐​called “off‐​label” use of drugs approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration...

Coronavirus Chaos

There’s clearly an open divide in the United States between those who are vaccinated and those who are not. But among those who are,...

Coronavirus Chaos

Over the past year, most Americans already have received three stimulus checks in total—with the latest payments amounting to more than $400 billion approved...

Politics News

Politics

With the Supreme Court recently hearing a case that could upend Roe v. Wade, it’s no surprise that abortion supporters are making a renewed...

Politics

Wars are about seizing and holding territory. This is true even for insurgencies such as the ones in Afghanistan and Vietnam. The greatest geostrategic...

Politics

Canada may send additional troops and jet fighters to Ukraine in a bid to deter a possible Russian invasion. “Two sources with knowledge of...

Politics

What does it mean to say that the United States suffers from an “Imperial Presidency Problem?” For at least the last fifty years, it...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

Let me state up front that I want peace on the Korean peninsula, and I think all Koreans and Americans want peace. The question...

Hermit Kingdom

Over the difficult past year and a half amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Congress has approved the delivery of three stimulus checks to most...

Hermit Kingdom

Kim Jong-un, Chairman, General Secretary, and Supreme Leader of North Korea, no longer looks the part of “Fatty Kim,” as he once was insulted...

Hermit Kingdom

Amid calls for increasing dialogue with Pyongyang from both Washington and Seoul, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un continues ratcheting up the pressure with...