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Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

“Cognitive warfare”? Yes, please—and more of it! Over at the South China Morning Post, reporter Minnie Chan has the story of how the U.S....

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

The story of David and Goliath is a motif of asymmetric warfare. A smaller, seemingly weaker opponent utilizes an unconventional or asymmetric approach to...

The Embassy

Three small Iranian warships came uncomfortably close to a U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship and a U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat in the Persian Gulf last...

The Embassy

It has now been almost three months since Mohamed Farmaajo’s presidential term in Somalia ended. While Farmaajo has sought unilaterally to continue in his...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Last month the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps released a joint Unmanned Campaign Framework detailing how the sea services intend to design, build, test,...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Over at Reuters, Terje Solsvik and Nerijus Adomaitis report that the Norwegian government has consented to let the U.S. military construct facilities at three...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

One grave risk lurks within the upcoming pullout of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, otherwise an altogether wholesome development. Namely, the armed services may—either through...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

At last. Washington is calling a halt to the Twenty Years’ War in Afghanistan—and performing what Naval Diplomat colleague and pal Marc Genest took...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

The Air Force’s Skyborg team successfully tested their Skyborg autonomy core system (ACS) on a Kratos UTAP-22 tactical drone during a two-hour and ten-minute...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

A well-maintained firearm can be usable for decades after it was first made. Even antique firearms that have been hard used over the years...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

There will be increased activity at Plesetsk space center in northwestern Russia this year, and some residents in the region may even be able...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Sailors aboard the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) aircraft carrier Shandong may have had to put on some sunblock earlier this month as the...

Trillions

Trillions

Hope is once again triumphing over experience in European policymaking circles. This time it is the European Recovery Fund that it is hoped will...

Trillions

Today’s strong GDP and employment numbers can leave little doubt that the U.S. economy is well on the mend from last year’s Covid-induced recession....

Trillions

Seemingly private technology companies lead China’s military modernization efforts. Not surprisingly, the national security community and the American public are suspicious of them, but...

Trillions

Throughout his four years in office, Donald Trump measured his administration’s economic success by the stock market’s performance. He did so even though around...

The Embassy

The Embassy

As Chinese incursions in the South China Sea increase and nuclear-capable fighter jets fly sorties in Taiwan’s air space, some envision the Quad as...

The Embassy

How fast time passes: Exactly 10 years ago on Sunday, President Barack Obama somberly addressed the nation to announce that Osama Bin Laden had...

The Embassy

Last October, Cyber Command tweeted a picture of a Russian bear dropping a Halloween candy bucket full of its latest malware trick or treats....

The Embassy

The Biden administration recently announced a new condition for the successful withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. A peace agreement between the Afghan government and...

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Chaos

The American Rescue Plan, the Biden administration’s first major piece of COVID-relief legislation, brought with it a number of measures designed to jumpstart America’s...

Coronavirus Chaos

There’s been a great deal of debate in recent months about the ethics and efficacy of “vaccine passports,” in regard to coronavirus vaccination. That’s...

Coronavirus Chaos

In general, no federal law prohibits businesses from asking for proof of vaccination as a condition of consumer services or employment. Kathryn Watson of...

Coronavirus Chaos

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is recommending the federal government and state governments stop administering Johnson & Johnson’s Covid‐​19 vaccine. Some 7 million Americans have...

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Politics

The problem with setting a record is that it makes it that much harder to break it. In the case of firearms sales, the...

Politics

Topping a record in anything is never easy, but if firearms sales stay on track this could be another record year. The National Sport...

Politics

In recent weeks President Joe Biden has spoken out several times on the issues of guns, and much of what he has said on...

Politics

Universities, corporations, nonprofit groups, and other institutions are increasingly pressured to take positions on political issues such as climate change, systemic racism, diversity, and...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

The North Korean Artillery Threat North Korea’s continued development of its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile capabilities remains a top national security threat. These...

Hermit Kingdom

19FortyFive has confirmed that North Korea is near completion of a submarine that is most likely configured to fire a ballistic missile, according to...

Hermit Kingdom

The Korean Peninsula remains one of the world’s most dangerous hotspots, with the potential for the outbreak of a truly calamitous conflict. Much of...

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea’s recent testing of “newly-developed tactical guided missiles” has raised the specter of possible North Korean development of tactical nuclear weapons. Indeed, North...

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Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More