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Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

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...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Live a T-shaped life. To oversimplify a trifle, that means trying to know something about everything and everything about one thing. It means combining...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

This week Chief of Naval Operations Mike Gilday and Marine Corps Commandant David Berger went before the U.S. House Armed Services Committee to talk budgets and...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

The second nuclear age proceeds apace. President Joe Biden is slated to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin this coming Wednesday in Geneva to...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

This month, the United States Marine Corps hit a crucial milestone as Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, nicknamed the “Black Knights,” became the...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

What we think we know: Though outwardly similar to the B-2 Spirit, the B-21 Raider is expected to have significantly greater stealth capabilities thanks...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Since it was first demonstrated during the May 2015 Victory Parade in Moscow, the T-14 “Armata” main battle tank (MBT) was seen as a...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

As the United States’ Sixth Fleet and the Ukrainian Navy co-hosted the annual naval Exercise Sea Breeze 2021 (SB21) in the Black Sea region,...

Trillions

Trillions

Hurricane season in the U.S. began on June 1, and NOAA’s forecasters have predicted “another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season,” although they do not expect...

Trillions

As the Internal Revenue Service gears up later this month to issue the expanded child tax credits—seen by some as the unofficial version of...

Trillions

The U.S. government is nearly finished distributing stimulus checks from the American Rescue Plan Act that passed earlier this year, and a report issued...

Trillions

Nobody likes to pay high property taxes, and a lot of homeowners take the property tax rates into consideration in deciding where to live....

The Embassy

The Embassy

Last week, in an Ostpolitik redux, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emanuel Macron attempted to capitalize on the G-7 and NATO summits...

The Embassy

Recently released satellite imagery reveals that China has embarked on what the Washington Post termed “a building spree that could signal a major expansion...

The Embassy

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was once the toast of the international stage. On December 10, 2019, he delivered his Nobel Lecture at the Oslo...

The Embassy

The current battle for influence and supremacy in the Black Sea region is the most intense in modern memory. Russia is active and as aggressive...

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Chaos

Russia was able to register the world’s first coronavirus vaccine—called Sputnik V—but in recent weeks, the country is being pummeled by the novel virus....

Coronavirus Chaos

For over a year, the world has been preoccupied with fighting COVID-19. The tide of that battle has now turned. And it is now...

Coronavirus Chaos

The pursuit of Covid-19 origin has just begun. And it will only get harder from here. President Joe Biden’s decision to task our intelligence...

Coronavirus Chaos

There is a growing realization that efforts by key scientists, political leaders, and most of the mainstream media to stifle debate about the origin...

Politics News

Politics

Social Security is an entitlement program that has existed since President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal in the 1930s. It’s meant to provide a benefit...

Politics

Joe Biden ordered the first air strikes of his Presidency against Iran-backed militia positions recently. The decision to attack likely came from a discussion...

Politics

It was something that happened so often during the Donald Trump presidency that it eventually became a cliche: Reporters from major newspapers visiting small...

Politics

Once upon a time in America, journalists wrote “holiday pieces” out of desperation. In a world where amusement parks and beaches beckoned, where businesses...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

Ever since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, North Korea has claimed to not be suffering from its effects, to the widespread skepticism of...

Hermit Kingdom

The U.S. State Department last Thursday released its annual Trafficking in Persons Report, the first under the Biden Administration. And in a section in...

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea appears to be facing what could be a significant food shortage. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently described the country’s food...

Hermit Kingdom

At a recent government meeting, North Korea’s government discussed a new plan to crackdown on illegal drugs. According to KCNA Watch, the  15th Plenary...