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Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Over at the Wall Street Journal this week current 19FortyFive Contributing Editor, my former U.S. Naval War College colleague and current dean at the...

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Was Afghanistan Winnable? As we approach the one-year anniversary of the collapse of the Afghan government and army to a relatively weak Taliban army, there...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Since the start of the war in Ukraine in late February, the policy conversation in Washington and European capitals has revolved around how best...

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Today’s encouraging consumer price numbers suggest that inflation has very likely peaked and will continue to come down in a sustained manner. However, they...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Nancy Pelosi did not need to go to Taiwan. But having publicly broached the possibility of alighting in Taipei during her tour of Asian...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Today the chief of naval operations, Admiral Mike Gilday, released an updated “Navigation Plan” for 2022. In effect, the Navigation Plan represents Admiral Gilday’s...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Niccolò Machiavelli, meet Chester Nimitz. In his Discourses on Roman history the Renaissance Florentine philosopher-statesman claimed that human beings do not relish change. In...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

I’ve been a ghost around the hallowed halls of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport this sabbatical year. But I did clank and...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Whenever you write up any sort of 5 Best or 5 Worst list, you’re bound to ruffle some proverbial feathers. Deciding what to put on the...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Russia’s Admiral Grigorovich Class frigates, which are some of the newest in the Russian Navy today, have taken an active role in the Black...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

She wasn’t as beloved as the B-17 Flying Fortress, and she didn’t make the literally earth-shattering history of the B-29 Superfortress. But nonetheless, the...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

There are only three real fifth-generation fighter aircraft currently in operation around the world. They are the U.S.-made Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, the Lockheed...

Trillions

Trillions

Kyiv Calls On West To Implement Russia Travel Ban – As the West runs out of new ideas for sanctions against Russia, Kyiv is...

Trillions

What To Expect From the Next COLA Increase – As inflation surges to a forty-year high and shows no signs of slowing down, Social...

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Fourth Stimulus Check Update: 7 States Giving Out ‘Rebates’ This Month – As analysts debate whether or not the United States economy has already...

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Bernie Sanders Backs Child Tax Credit Extension –  Democratic Socialist independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders pushed for the Democrats to include an extension of...

The Embassy

The Embassy

After the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant came under fire over the weekend, with both Russia and Ukraine denying responsibility for the strikes, an analysis of satellite imagery by...

The Embassy

One of the more frustrating aspects of U.S. foreign policy is the ritual hand-holding of Europe. Since the end of World War II, through...

The Embassy

After the first three ships left Ukraine’s Black Sea ports last week following an agreement between Ukraine and Russia, an additional four ships carrying...

The Embassy

Ukraine War Update: The war in Ukraine is in its sixth month, and the Russian war machine continues to struggle to achieve its main...

Coronavirus

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...

Coronavirus Chaos

As COVID Cases Rise, Studies Suggest Omicron Is More Deadly Than Originally Though – COVID-19 cases in the United States steadily increased in April,...

Coronavirus Chaos

Midterms Likely Play a Part in Sudden COVID Restriction Pullback: Seemingly out of nowhere, COVID-19 regulations across the United States are being relaxed and...

Politics News

Politics

The home of a former state TV broadcaster was raided in Russia on Wednesday after speaking out against the Russian invasion of Ukraine live...

Politics

Curiously, at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last February a straw poll indicated who attendees believed the next Democratic presidential nominee would be....

Politics

Anti-interventionist. Anti-woke. Populist. Tulsi Gabbard has been refreshing. Unlike so many of Gabbard’s contemporaries, who walk strictly partisan paths, and regurgitate the same refined,...

Politics

The unprecedented FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home will have either one of two results—and almost certainly won’t have any middle...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un announced that all COVID-19 lockdown measures would come to an end this week, declaring victory over the virus...

Hermit Kingdom

Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, toured East Asia last week. Much debate was stirred by her visit to Taiwan,...

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea has reportedly tested explosive devices and has recently begun digging new underground tunnels at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site. According to an...

Hermit Kingdom

In South Korea, the discussion of developing indigenous nuclear weapons is expanding. South Korean public opinion is moving on this issue, as is the...

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