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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

We’re Focused on Ukraine But Look Out For the Russian Threat to the Baltics: It was a shot heard around the world in the...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

The vaunted Russian special forces ops group Spetsnaz have disrupted Ukraine once during Moscow’s operation in Crimea in 2014. Now the Spetsnaz are reportedly...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

What Is the Russian Navy Doing? That Russia would want to send its navy and air force into Western European waters is not a...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Right at this moment, an American nuclear aircraft carrier of more than 105,000 tons is sailing the waters of the Indo-Pacific. At its helm...

Trillions

Trillions

How the Extended Child Tax Credit Could Make a Comeback: In January, the Biden administration’s one-year expansion of the child tax credit (CTC) program expired...

Trillions

Social media is awash with talk of a fourth stimulus check, but it remains to be seen whether there is any substance to the...

Trillions

On Monday, the S&P 500 and other major stock indexes appeared to enter correction territory after days of substantial decreases in value. The stock...

Trillions

From Alaska to Australia: Shooters Feeling Pain of Ammo Shortage: 1945 has extensively covered ammunition shortages in the United States but now the problem...

The Embassy

The Embassy

The Biden administration is working out more ways to hurt Russia, with an eye towards deterring an invasion of Ukraine. If that fails, the...

The Embassy

Thomas Sowell warned that it is folly to confer decision-making authority on politicians who pay no price for being wrong. President Joe Biden, his...

The Embassy

Years from now, when scholars look back at Russia’s contemporary descent into authoritarianism, they are liable to point to 2021 as the year the...

The Embassy

Ukraine’s Best, Last Hope to Avoid War with Russia: Stone Cold Realism in the White House: Roughly 127,000 Russian combat troops are deployed on...

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

US Troops On Alert For Eastern Europe, Balkans As Ukraine Tensions Grow: With tensions in Ukraine heightening due to fears of a Russian invasion,...

Politics

An especially egregious sin that a foreign policy team can commit is to send inconsistent signals to a potential adversary about a prominent issue....

Politics

President Joe Biden became agitated during his marathon press conference last week when asked about his remarks from an earlier speech comparing political opponents...

Politics

Joe Biden’s Russia Gaffes and Disastrous Policies Threaten America’s Security: During his long, rambling Jan. 19 press conference, President Joe Biden made yet another...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea conducted a spate of missile launches testing various systems five times in 2022, so far.  Kim Jong-un knows how to stir up...

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea Warns of Resuming Nuclear and ICBM Tests: Last week, Pyongyang implicitly threatened to resume highly provocative nuclear and ICBM tests while warning...

Hermit Kingdom

What is North Korea Thinking?: This year is shaping up to be a very active one for North Korea’s missile program. Kim Jong Un’s...

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...