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Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Nancy Pelosi did not need to go to Taiwan. But having publicly broached the possibility of alighting in Taipei during her tour of Asian...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Today the chief of naval operations, Admiral Mike Gilday, released an updated “Navigation Plan” for 2022. In effect, the Navigation Plan represents Admiral Gilday’s...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Niccolò Machiavelli, meet Chester Nimitz. In his Discourses on Roman history the Renaissance Florentine philosopher-statesman claimed that human beings do not relish change. In...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

I’ve been a ghost around the hallowed halls of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport this sabbatical year. But I did clank and...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

After three days of fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a fragile cease-fire holds. Israel was busy engaging enemy rockets during this...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Earlier this week, U.S. Special Operations Command chose the winner of the Armed Overwatch competition. The AT-802U Sky Warden, manufactured jointly by L3Harris Technologies...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

The U.S. Army’s Special Forces are known to most as the Green Berets. These legendary soldiers have been honored in books, films, and songs. ...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Few service members who carried the M14 will tell you that they liked the rifle. Most will tell you that they either loved it...

Trillions

Trillions

Stimulus Checks Worsened Inflation, But Could Still Happen Anyway? Since the first round of COVID stimulus checks was issued in April of 2020, economists...

Trillions

Recession Could Prompt Fresh Round Of Stimulus Checks – Following the third and final round of federal stimulus checks, delivered under the American Rescue...

Trillions

10 States Implementing Fresh Rounds Of Stimulus Checks and Rebates – While a fourth federal stimulus check still seems to be off the cards,...

Trillions

Gun Sales Remain Strong for the 36th Straight Month – As lawmakers debated how to place new restrictions on firearms, many Americans opted to...

The Embassy

The Embassy

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Africa, making his second trip to the continent. His first visit was quick and mostly absent...

The Embassy

Israel and the Gaza-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) declared a ceasefire on Sunday, ending three days of rocket barrages and airstrikes that enflamed the...

The Embassy

It seems Russia appears to be willing to blow up Europe’s largest nuclear power station in Zaporizhzhya in Ukraine. According to Enerhoatom, Ukraine’s state-run...

The Embassy

Taiwan: U.S. Senators Warn China Is Watching How the U.S. Responds to Russia Invasion – Democrat and Republican senators are urging the Biden White...

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Chaos

President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently experiencing mild symptoms, the White House said. “This morning, President Biden tested positive...

Coronavirus Chaos

As COVID Cases Rise, Studies Suggest Omicron Is More Deadly Than Originally Though – COVID-19 cases in the United States steadily increased in April,...

Coronavirus Chaos

Midterms Likely Play a Part in Sudden COVID Restriction Pullback: Seemingly out of nowhere, COVID-19 regulations across the United States are being relaxed and...

Coronavirus Chaos

England will become the first country in the world to drop all remaining COVID restrictions at the end of February, following almost two years...

Politics News

Politics

During a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) hosted in Texas on Saturday, former President Donald Trump laid out several priorities for...

Politics

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez generates a lot of attention – perhaps more than she deserves. AOC, just three years into her congressional career, has successfully...

Politics

Why Go So Big on the IRS? It’s not clear what constituency congressional Democrats are appealing to by passing a massive tax and spending bill...

Politics

Is This A Turning Point for the Democrats? – After months of polls showing the Democrats headed toward disastrous November midterm election results, some...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, toured East Asia last week. Much debate was stirred by her visit to Taiwan,...

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea has reportedly tested explosive devices and has recently begun digging new underground tunnels at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site. According to an...

Hermit Kingdom

In South Korea, the discussion of developing indigenous nuclear weapons is expanding. South Korean public opinion is moving on this issue, as is the...

Hermit Kingdom

Editor’s Note: This essay is adapted from the prepared remarks of the author for the “International Forum on Urging the Repatriation of Korean Prisoners...

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Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More