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Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

As a rule military folk do the bidding of political grandees out of duty and honor, agree or not. But military history implies that...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

The framework seems sound; now let’s see what substance the Pentagon and Biden administration hang on it. Last month the Joint Chiefs of Staff...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

This week I returned to the mothership for the first time in a dozen years, to take part in a conference at Vanderbilt University...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

Of late there’s been a lively discussion in the halls of U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. (where I serve as the  J....

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

A total of 990 Tornados – spread out amongst the three variants – from 1979 to 1998. The Panavia Tornado remains in service with...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

According to a statement shared on Instagram, Ukrainian forces used a Strizh Tu-141 unmanned aerial vehicle that had been fitted with explosives. 

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

On day 397, the Russian military and Wagner Group mercenary group are still struggling to pierce the Ukrainian defenses in the Donbas, and the...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

The Dewoitine D.520 made her maiden flight on October 2, 1938, and was officially introduced into French Air Force (Armée de l'air) in January...

Trillions

Trillions - 19FortyFive

Yesterday’s decision by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates by 25 basis points rather than by 50 basis points was the right decision under the...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

“Mr. Biden essentially embraced the progressive’s modern monetary theory, which admittedly became universal amid the pandemic, positing that the U.S. government could print and...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

America is Going to Default This Summer – Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) wants to have a confab with President Joe Biden...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

French President Emmanuel Macron raised France’s retirement age from 62 to 64 – without a legislative vote. “The move sparked widespread outrage in the French...

The Embassy

The Embassy

Perhaps more important than the authenticity of the conversation is the extreme likelihood of its having been taped and released by the Russian Security...

The Embassy

China sent copies of the U.S. M16 rifle, manufactured by North Industries Group Corporation Limited (Norinco), to a Russian company called Tekhkrim that does...

The Embassy

The Biden administration should consider applying Global Magnitsky Act sanctions to those involved in diverting Iraqi state funds, even if they are nominal allies....

The Embassy

Iran’s willingness and determination to conduct brazen acts of terror in America strongly indicates that the regime’s seriousness regarding a renewed joint deal with...

Coronavirus

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...

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...

Politics News

Politics

Harry Litman, the former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, believes that former President Donald Trump has “no legal strategy” to fight against allegations in Manhattan’s...

Politics

I always say that Karris Harris can turn it around. People do not vote for president based on who the vice president is. The...

Politics

Hunter Biden reportedly received $500,000 in the spring of 2017. James made off with $360,000 during the same time period. Hallie was disbursed $25,000....

Politics

Most political observers are expecting a Republican presidential nominating contest fight between former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Trump seems to...

Hermit Kingdom

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...

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea’s Kim Yo-jong is at it again, making extreme threats. Two weeks ago, the U.S. Indo-Pacific commander, Adm. John Aquilino, reportedly said that...

Hermit Kingdom

On Thursday morning, North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile toward the Yellow Sea just days after Kim Yo Jong, sister of leader Kim...

Hermit Kingdom

On March 6, Seoul announced a new plan for resolving the lingering dispute with Japan over compensation for South Koreans forced to labor for...