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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

In January, Israel’s Ministry of Defense formally requested 25 F-15EX fighters from the U.S. after years of delay. According to several defense outlets, the...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

On Friday morning, China’s Foreign Ministry announced that the large balloon that was reported to be slowly floating over Montana on Thursday was actually...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Watch Russian Howitzers Get Destroyed By Ukrainian Artillery – Video footage shared on Twitter this week shows a series of Ukrainian artillery strikes taking...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

A pair of Iranian Navy vessels arrived in Brazil last month, despite Tehran being under U.S. sanctions, and will next travel to the Panama...

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

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...

The Embassy

The EU’s foreign policy chief was dismissive in January when asked about adding Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to the European Union’s terrorist list....

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

Who Is Worse with Classified Documents – Donald Trump or Joe Biden?: If you are a Democrat or a Democrat-leaning Independent, you may believe...

Politics

Offhand, I can’t name a single person more embroiled in more scandal, investigation, and possible prosecution than former President Donald Trump. The guy has...

Politics

Did you notice that the polling results so far in the 2024 contest are all over the place? The New York Times’ Upshot site...

Politics

Donald Trump Won’t Commit to 2024 GOP Nominee If He Looses: It’s a memorable moment from an early debate in the 2015 Republican primaries: The candidates were...

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...

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What future does the Russian Navy have? (Subscribe to 19FortyFive’s New YouTube Channel here.)  While Russia’s naval forces have played an important role in...