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Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

Robert Work is the Rick Grimes of U.S. Marine Corps force design, forever blazing away at faulty ideas.

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

In The Tragic Mind: Fear, Fate, and the Burden of Power, just out from Yale, Kaplan brings a bleak outlook drawn from Greek tragedy...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

So Carl von Clausewitz, when properly understood, was right about how wars do or do not end. Even after a resounding triumph, it behooves...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

Sad to say, but rhetoric alone is not enough. It seems things must get worse in the commercial world before they get better for...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Even if Ukraine does not utilize an incoming fleet of F-16 fighter jets in its counteroffensive, Moscow is clearly threatened by the country’s imminent...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Should the Ukrainians follow through on their long-time plans to launch an offensive into Crimea, and should that offensive prove to be more effective...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Up until last week, the deployment of the Armata in combat had not been confirmed. Still, a recently released video claiming to show an...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

The T-90M has not been spared by Ukraine’s stocks of advanced anti-tank weaponry. Earlier this year, a video circulated on social media showing the...

Trillions

Trillions - 19FortyFive

The USA can survive just fine with a three year pause on loan repayments. Repayments should be paused indefinitely, or forgiven outright.

Trillions - 19FortyFive

Russia is actually seeing the lowest unemployment in 30 years, and wages are still paid regularly. But the good times won't last.

Trillions - 19FortyFive

As China’s finance minister reminded then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulsen at the height of the 2008 Great Recession: America’s debt is a grave national security...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

President Joe Biden and Republican House leader Kevin McCarthy said on Wednesday that they are working to reach a deal on the debt ceiling by...

The Embassy

The Embassy

Coined by Zalmay Khalilzad in the late 1990s, the term “congagement” captures the basic idea that the United States can contain Beijing in military...

The Embassy

Your biological data is being targeted by the Chinese government for the creation of next-generation bioweapons. It is only a matter of time before...

The Embassy

America could come out looking like the great stabilizing force. Washington should call its nominal ally in Turkey, which is yearning for a peace between Ukraine...

The Embassy

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine drags on, speculation regarding a potential coup d’état to oust President Vladimir Putin has ramped up.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Chaos

Editor’s Note: As with all things COVID-19, we respect our author’s opinions and ideas on this issue – all of their ideas. With that...

Coronavirus Chaos

China’s dramatic shift from draconian restrictions to relaxed COVID-19 rules is likely to cause more economic disruptions than benefits. The poorly performing economy will...

Coronavirus Chaos

This was the year the word “tripledemic” entered the lexicon. That’s the term for the three different types of illnesses, COVID-19, flu, and RSV,...

Coronavirus Chaos

Perhaps as many as 90% of China’s 1.41 billion people will come down with COVID-19, said Feng Zijian, former deputy chief of China’s Center...

Politics News

Politics

A new tracking poll shows President Joe Biden’s continuing unpopularity among Americans. The president struggles amid the perception the economy is in rough shape...

Politics

While experts 19FortyFive have spoken claimed that Hunter Biden could be charged with something in the coming months, not all experts are convinced. 

Politics

Tim Scott has something a lot of the other candidates don’t have: money. To date, Scott has raised $22 million for his campaign. Not bad...

Politics

Representative Lauren Boebert is denying rumors that she’s romantically involved with Sean Feucht, a Christian country singer.

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

The North Korean threat is real. Pyongyang has proven in recent years that the DPRK intends to not only expand but modernize both its...

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea’s missile launches are in the headlines again, and a seventh nuclear test might be on the horizon. For most experts and pundits,...

Hermit Kingdom

Despite Biden’s best efforts with South Korea, the summit declaration merely puts a band-aid on a festering wound in the bilateral alliance. 

Hermit Kingdom

In recent days it has been reported in the Chosun Ilbo (one of South Korea’s most widely read daily newspapers) that if North Korea...