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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...

Politics

Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden in 2024: Why the World Should Be Scared: This year elections are scheduled in Nigeria, Thailand, Turkey, Bangladesh, and Pakistan,...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

While most in the West and Ukraine have hailed the decisions in Washington and Berlin to give Ukraine M1 Abrams and Leopard 2 tanks,...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

With exuberance building that Ukraine will soon produce major battlefield gains as a result of the recent promise of U.S. Abrams and German Leopard...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

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...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

Nikkei Asia recently interviewed retired marine general and assistant secretary of defense Wallace “Chip” Gregson (also a 19FortyFive contributor) on the subject of how...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Pity the poor MiG-19 “Farmer.” Here in the (virtual) pages of 19FortyFive as well as myriads of other sources on military aviation history, plenty...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

F-16 for Ukraine? Just days after the United States and Germany agreed to send main battle tanks (MBTs) to Ukraine, officials in Kyiv are...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

An aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Saturday, January 28, that expedited discussions are currently underway between Ukraine and its Western allies...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Japan’s Mitsubishi F-2 “Viper Zero” (F-16 Clone) — Ready to Take On China and North Korea?: Today I present to you the second half...

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

Don’t Just Give Ukraine Weapons, Build Them Factories – After concluding a $3.5 billion supplemental military aid package for Ukraine last month, military equipment...

The Embassy

With Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has attempted to paint himself in a God complex. Comparing himself to Peter the Great, a...

The Embassy

There’s a new campaign trending on Persian social media that has many Iranians saying “I delegate” (#وکالت_میدهم). It is a symbolic effort to elevate...

The Embassy

Why Is Putin Building Correctional Colonies in Ukraine? The Russian government issued an important, though little noticed, decree on January 23 ordering the construction of...

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

Donald Trump has been accused of many things over the years – sometimes unfairly. But does this latest accusation mean Trump could finally be...

Politics

Donald Trump Looks In Trouble According to Recent Polls. Could He Slowly Be Losing Support in the GOP? Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is increasingly looking...

Politics

Donald Trump – Is His Political Future Reaching the End? Former President – and current presidential candidate – Donald Trump seems to be resorting to...

Politics

Is Donald Trump the Doctor of Death? That’s what Rolling Stone thinks. In an investigative article from two journalists at the music, culture, and...

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...