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Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

In the wee hours of Sunday, May 12 a fire broke out at the Marywilska 44 shopping center, one of Poland’s largest. The conflagration...

The Embassy

Russia’s self-elected president Vladimir Putin has started a purge of the army at the same time that his country is embroiled in a savage...

The Embassy

As Americans celebrate Memorial Day, it’s essential to remember the sacrifices made by those who fought for the country’s freedom. This year’s Memorial Day...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

For the B-21 to provide the force with timely strike capability and rescue the rapidly shrinking fleet, however, the program can afford no delay...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

Over at the Atlantic Council, former director of U.S. Navy strategy and operational concepts Bruce Stubbs probes “Ten Challenges to Implementing Force Design 2030.” Force...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

It’s starting to feel like 1953 again, this time in Ukraine. That year is when the Koreas and their allies agreed on an armistice,...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

I think Theodore Roosevelt would be dismayed at the state of global order today. It seems to be in retreat, or rather under concerted...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

A friend serving in the U.S. Army asks: how can army leaders get their message about the army’s role in Pacific strategy to “resonate”...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

While the T-14 tank's lighter weight raises questions about its survivability, its advanced thermal sights and powerful 1,500-2,000 horsepower engine might offer significant advantages.

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Though Ukraine is using the weaponry to its advantage to attack Russian forces on Ukrainian soil, Kyiv is restricted in the use of Western...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

As it continues to integrate into the U.S. military and allied forces, the F-35 is poised to shape the future of aerial warfare for decades to come.

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Meet the M4 Carbine: Over the course of many years, the U.S. produced hundreds of thousands of battle-tested, upgraded M4A1 rifles engineered to more...

Trillions

Trillions - 19FortyFive

In early 2008 Ben Bernanke’s Federal Reserve downplayed at great cost the downside risks to the economy coming from the subprime loan crisis. Today,...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

One reason to think that the Fed will be mistaken in keeping interest rates high based on backward-looking data is that this policy exacerbates...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's stance on maintaining high-interest rates, despite significant inflation reduction, is critiqued amid fears of exacerbating a regional banking crisis...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

In a significant move, the United States has imposed sanctions on the Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (Moge), marking the first time the U.S....

The Embassy

The Embassy

Iranians today deserve to know: Does the State Department not know the true character of the regime against which the Iranians struggle? Do they...

The Embassy

Summary: To enhance U.S. military messaging and avoid fostering anti-Asian discrimination, it is crucial to distinguish between the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the...

The Embassy

President Biden has been pressing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to invade Rafah, Hamas’ last stronghold, while Secretary of State Antony Blinken in recent days blasted Jerusalem...

The Embassy

If time is on Ukraine’s side, then it should avoid negotiations and drag out the war for as long as possible. If time is...

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Chaos

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) has reignited concerns about the relationship between Dr. Anthony Fauci, former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious...

Coronavirus Chaos

Anthony Fauci, the former head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, does not believe that federal mask mandates will return even...

Coronavirus Chaos

There has been just enough distance and peace from COVID-19 restrictions and paranoia to let the horrible memories of those terrible two years fade...

Coronavirus Chaos

Kirillov didn't just suggest that the United States was responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic but also claimed that the Office of Pandemic Preparedness and...

Politics News

Politics

Those who seek peace in Gaza, however, should remember that this war is like most others: one party attacked, the other counter-attacked, and, for...

Politics

Time is a precious commodity in Israel’s fight against Hamas terrorists. As Israel prepares to enter Hamas’s final stronghold, Rafah, the United States should...

Politics

Despite what the donor class and old-line conservative punditry think, the conservative base has been Trumpified. Nikki Haley is running for the nomination of...

Politics

Summary: The article critiques America’s wavering commitment to its allies, highlighting the dangerous trend of strategic and political short-sightedness. It contrasts current political divisiveness...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

If Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has anything to say about it, sunny North Korea may soon become the next hot tourist destination for...

Hermit Kingdom

We have a habit of thinking of China and North Korea as allies. Indeed, China’s Mao Zedong once described the two as being “as...

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea has provided support in the civil wars in Ethiopia, Angola, Sri Lanka, and Yemen. Though the number of troops was small, North...

Hermit Kingdom

A vague North Korean-Russia alignment adds a new headache to East Asian security. But without China, it is still underpowered.