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Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Today, the US Navy maintains some of their fifth-generation fighters with advanced avionics in pre-first-generation—World War II—aviation maintenance facilities. One naval air station in...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

Why the U.S. Economy Looks Set for a Recession in 2023: In one of his plays, Oscar Wilde wrote that to lose one parent...

Politics

Why Raphael Warnock Should Be Reelected: Nearly 40 years in the U.S. Marine Corps will teach you, often in the most painful way possible, that...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Relearning how to fight during a war is a bit like rebuilding a plane mid-flight. Nevertheless, this three-part series has attempted to distill some...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

Habits of Highly Effective Gray-Zone Competitors: How do we compete to good effect in the gray zone? We do so by developing strategic and...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

Anti-Access Bubbles: An Idea Whose Time Has Come? Help others help themselves. That’s the gist of a new report out of the London-based Royal...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

The latest entry in the U.S. Naval Institute’s Maritime Counterinsurgency Project, titled “Winning without Gunsmoke in the South China Sea,” comes from Wendell Leimbach...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

How do people conceive new ideas? And how can you deliberately stoke out-of-the-box thinking among individuals and groups of people? Overlords of the armed...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Expert to 19FortyFive: "The YF-23, or what would have been the F-23, had some amazing capabilities. I would argue the YF-23 was the better...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Could America Have Won the Vietnam War?: On August 30, 2021, the last United States military personnel “officially” departed from Afghanistan – essentially ending...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Aviation buffs will continue to debate what is the best fighter jet – and there is no short answer. Best Fighter Jet Ever: What...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

The destruction of hundreds of Russian main battle tanks in Ukraine has spurred debate about their relevance in modern conflicts. Estimates paint a dreary...

Trillions

Trillions - 19FortyFive

The “Space Race,” which began more than a decade earlier, was “won” when United States astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin landed on...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

On November 27 and 28 2022, tens of thousands of citizens took part in unprecedented protests in major cities and 75 university campuses across...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

Time Is Running Out to Claim Delaware Stimulus Check: Delaware residents have less than a week to file for a rebate issued by the...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

The US is at economic war with China. No formal congressional declaration was necessary. However, the Biden administration has imposed draconian restrictions on Chinese...

The Embassy

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

The Israel Defense Forces released footage of the joint military exercises it held with the U.S. military this week. Iran is likely watching the drills...

The Embassy

There are an estimated 10 to 15,000 Russian troops in Belarus, but that doesn’t mean an attack from the northern sector toward Kyiv is...

The Embassy

Biden Should Speak Out Forcefully for Chinese and Iranian Protestors: China’s protests caught the White House by surprise. America’s “near-peer” competitor and top military...

The Embassy

Vladimir Putin must be suffering through sleepless nights in his bunker. First, in 2020-2021, the Belarusians took to the streets to call for freedom....

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 presumption now is the only conceivably viable challenger to former President Donald Trump in a 2024 Republican field is Florida governor Ron DeSantis. ...

Politics

It looks like Marco Rubio is posturing for a 2024 presidential run. Like seemingly all presidential hopefuls, Rubio is releasing a new book next...

Politics

Herschel Walker is facing another fresh controversy – one which threatens the foundations of his credentials. Walker, a Georgia Senate candidate who has claimed...

Politics

Can Mike Pence beat his former boss, Donald Trump, for the 2024 nomination? Almost certainly not – but that doesn’t mean Pence isn’t going...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

For more than three decades, the United States has sought to make the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) an international pariah. The primary...

Hermit Kingdom

The international media has been drawn to the story of the possibility of a fourth-generation hereditary succession of the Kim family regime. This made...

Hermit Kingdom

Why Arms Control and North Korea Don’t Mix: Over at Responsible Statecraft, a publication run by the Quincy Institute, I make the case that...

Hermit Kingdom

What Would a South Korean Nuclear Weapons Program Look Like?: In the last year, a gathering debate has arisen in South Korea about whether...