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Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

So is it going to be Mahan or Corbett in orbit? Corbett, according to Frank Calvelli, the top acquisition executive for the U.S. Space...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

If things don't go China's way, Beijing could try for a rematch at a more auspicious time, and it lays colossal weight on the...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

This week Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the U.S. Marine Corps intends to found a Marine Littoral Regiment capable of island-hopping along Japan’s Ryukyus chain,...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

It wasn’t that long ago that suggesting that China is enamored of Alfred Thayer Mahan’s ideas about sea power was a laugh line. Nowadays...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Did Russia Encircle Bakhmut? Russian officials claimed this week that Russian forces were encircling the city of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region of Ukraine....

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Germany Approves Shipment Of Older Leopard I Tanks – A German government spokesman confirmed on Friday that Germany had given the go-ahead for the...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Despite a protest from Brazil’s Environmental Ministry, the Brazilian Navy has announced plans to scuttle and sink its decommissioned aircraft carrier in the Atlantic...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

As my History Hit email subscription dutifully reminded me, yesterday (as this is written), 2 February, marked the 80th anniversary of the Battle of...

Trillions

Trillions - 19FortyFive

There is a trick question most elementary students know when it comes to the mysteries of the universe – namely, what is the closest...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

When the Federal Reserve meets next week, it would do well to recall two of Milton Friedman’s fundamental economic teachings. The first is that...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

The War for Ukraine: What Movies Could We See? Since the founding of the medium, film has gone hand-in-hand with war. (Subscribe to Our...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

With Republicans in the House ready to take on the White House over potential spending cuts, the question has been raised about where exactly...

The Embassy

The Embassy

On January 10, 2023, the U.S. House of Representatives formally assembled the Select Committee on Strategic Competition between the United States and the Chinese...

The Embassy

The war in Ukraine is about to enter another, even deadlier phase. As the weather slowly improves, the two militaries are getting ready for...

The Embassy

In public, President Joe Biden has shown unwavering commitment to Ukraine – pledging billions of dollars in aid packages. At the same time, last...

The Embassy

As the war in Ukraine persists, and an eventual stalemate seeming more likely by the day, some commentators have turned to the Korean War...

Coronavirus

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...

Coronavirus Chaos

A new virus has emerged in China and infected around 35 people, sparking concern that a new pandemic could be on the way. Scientists...

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...

Politics News

Politics

Is President Joe Biden the Democrats’ best chance for winning the 2024 election? Some pundits think so – and it’s hard to argue otherwise. Biden is the sitting president, and...

Politics

According to U.S. officials, the Russo-Ukrainian War appears to be headed toward an attritional stalemate in which neither side will be able to achieve...

Politics

“It is Balloon!” Joe Biden Should Be Embarrassed by Spy Overflight from China: The Pentagon admits it has been tracking a Chinese spy balloon...

Politics

Rain Coming Down on Donald Trump for Stormy Daniels Affair: Adult entertainment star Stormy Daniels is back in the news for the hush money...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

South Korea’s President Mentions the Possible Nuclearization of His Country – South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol suggested in a press conference last week that...

Hermit Kingdom

What Is North Korea Planning? As part of a significant speech Kim Jong-un gave on the last day of 2022, he made several key...

Hermit Kingdom

Kim Jong Un’s 2022 was quite a year. North Korea set a new annual record for missile launches.  Short-range, medium range and intercontinental range...

Hermit Kingdom

At the end of 2022, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made two dramatic announcements. He first claimed that because “South Korea has become ‘our...