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Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Earlier this month War on the Rocks carried an interview with General David Berger, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. The interview was mostly...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Warship design is a political process as much as an engineering challenge. Never was that more true than during the interwar decades, the heyday...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

A Chilean friend asks whether the craze for building “icebreakers or polar ships” will continue and whether it’s coming to the Antarctic. My rambling...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

David Berger wants to give Xi Jinping an ulcer. Early this month the U.S. Marine Corps commandant signed out the “Concept for Stand-in Forces,”...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

The looming conflict between Russia and Ukraine has begun to dominate the world’s attention, to say nothing of the community of analysts who follow...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Used For the First Time, THAAD Missile Shot Down Houthi Missile in UAE – A ballistic missile fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen was...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Advanced Modular Radars Are Key To An Indo-Pacific Distributed Sensing Network: The U.S. military faces an unprecedented challenge to its ability to operate in...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Amid the Russian military buildup and threatening actions to invade Ukraine again, negotiations between Moscow and the United States have thus far been non-productive. ...

Trillions

Trillions

The Great Ammo Shortage: Factories Working Around the Clock: Vista Outdoor, which is the largest ammunition provider in America, is working 24/7 to supply...

Trillions

According to an old saying, success has a hundred fathers but failure is an orphan. This certainly seems to be the case with the...

Trillions

Do Government Acts Encourage More Gun Sales?: Sometimes political and governmental actions influence the number of gun sales. Last year, there was almost a...

Trillions

Could We Get Another Stimulus Check?: Who doesn’t like free money with no strings attached? I’m talking about federal government stimulus checks. It’s a...

The Embassy

The Embassy

Give President Joe Biden credit for talking with Vladimir Putin over the latter’s demands for security guarantees. Yet the way forward appears blocked by...

The Embassy

The situation in Ukraine remains tense as the U.S. is rallying NATO allies and friends while warning Moscow that an invasion would bring a...

The Embassy

For a half-century, Iraq has been among the world’s most difficult places to be a journalist. Saddam Hussein tolerated no independent journalism; to be...

The Embassy

NATO Divided on Ukraine? Biden Press Conference Sows Doubt – President Joe Biden’s comments on the difference between “an invasion” and “an incursion” by...

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

No matter how the White House tries to spin President Joe Biden’s sprawling press conference, their blatant next-day clean-up attempts tell the tale: there’s...

Politics

Freshmen Democrat Sens. Jon Ossoff and Mark Kelly don’t seem a drain-the-swamp type nor mavericks ready to buck the party bosses. But they introduced...

Politics

Members of Washington, D.C.’s unofficial but bipartisan War Party thrive on bad news. Vladimir Putin is marching on Ukraine. Xi Jinping is reviving the...

Politics

In the aftermath of last year’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, I wrote in these pages that, “unless decisive action is taken – quickly...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

Why We Should Take North Korea’s Latest Threat Seriously: In October 2021, standing beside his new, untested Hwasong-17 intercontinental-range ballistic missile at a defense...

Hermit Kingdom

2017 was the year of “fire and fury” in American policy toward North Korea. Pyongyang tested its first ICBM on July 4th, and its...

Hermit Kingdom

America’s Poor Choices if North Korean Resumes Nuke and ICBM Testing: Perhaps it was inevitable. Negotiating with North Korea has proven so futile for...

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea has kicked off 2022 with a flurry of missile launches. While analysts were tempted to zero in on Kim Jong Un‘s agriculture...

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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