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Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

On Feb. 3, German media reported that Berlin has approved the transfer of retired Leopard 1A5 tanks, starting with an initial package of 29...

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Several days after the flight of a Chinese spy balloon over the U.S. became public, U.S. President Joe Biden ordered its downing. He explained...

Politics

American supporters of Washington’s Ukraine policy often portray Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky as a noble champion of democracy who deserves even more U.S. military...

Politics

A year out from the first contest of the 2024 Republican Party presidential primary campaign, the field of candidates continues to grow. The shadow...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

Weather balloon? Spy balloon? Nope, and nope. I guess that the Chinese balloon sighted over Montana and Missouri this week – and just shot...

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,...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

RIP, Russia’s Su-75 Checkmate Stealth Fighter?: The game of chess has etiquette for resigning – a point most Russians know, as chess is now considered...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Last month, a pilot for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) claimed he flew his J-20 stealth fighter jet over Taiwan’s airspace and...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

The Ultimate Drone is Pure Hype – Russia’s S-70 is Nowhere to be Seen: Kudos should be given to the engineers within Russia’s aerospace...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

On day 348 of the Ukraine war, the fighting on the ground continued as the Russian military is pouring increasingly more forces into the...

Trillions

Trillions - 19FortyFive

Hope springs eternal at the IMF. Despite an unusual constellation of imminent downside world economic risks, the IMF has raised its 2023 world economic forecast to...

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...

The Embassy

The Embassy

Here’s What Came Of the Kyiv-EU Summit Yesterday – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with EU leaders in Kyiv on Friday. And while the...

The Embassy

On January 10, 2023, the U.S. House of Representatives formally assembled the Select Committee on Strategic Competition between the United States and the Chinese...

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...

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...

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg spoke up on the state of the economy last weekend. On ABC’s “This Week,” Buttigieg said that President...

Politics

Liz Cheney Will She Run for the Presidency?: Former Wyoming Congresswoman At-Large Liz Cheney had once been among the most powerful Republicans in the...

Politics

Former President Donald Trump will not go quietly into the night – which could be bad news for Republicans.  Trump entered the 2024 presidential...

Politics

Kamala Harris: Could Joe Biden Dump Her as VP? For months, uncertainty has surrounded President Joe Biden’s intentions for the 2024 election. Will he run?...

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...