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President Joe Biden is still debating with his senior advisors whether to stick to a 1 May withdrawal date for Afghanistan, seek an extension...

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The Biden administration today fulfilled its pledge to release an unclassified version of a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) report on Saudi Arabia’s murder of...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

On February 25, President Joe Biden ordered an airstrike at a location in eastern Syria against facilities the Pentagon said belonged to or frequented...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

The question put to me for today is: what are some aspects of the Western way of maritime war that opponents can exploit? I...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

“Look Ahead” is an apt motto for the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74), as last week the Department of Defense (DoD)...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Designed to fly at high altitudes and at supersonic speeds, the United States Air Force‘s Convair B-58 Hustler was actually the first operational bomber...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

The 1996 John Woo film Broken Arrow features a quite memorable line – uttered by character actor Frank Whaley – “I don’t know what’s...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Throughout the Cold War, the United States Air Force’s SR-71 was one of the world’s fastest and highest-flying operational aircraft. From 80,000 feet in...

Trillions

Trillions

On CNN earlier this week, Democrat Rep. Ro Khanna said: “If you look at the minimum wage, it increased with worker productivity until 1968 and...

Trillions

Yesterday, upon hearing Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s Congressional testimony, Milton Friedman must have been rolling in his grave. Despite the clearest of indications...

Trillions

The pandemic has caused or accelerated the demise of numerous U.S. companies, and your local department stores are among the hardest hit. Government lockdowns and consumer...

Trillions

If progressive California has its way, new legislation will essentially ban all fracking in the state by the year 2027. The measure, which takes...

The Embassy

The Embassy

Somalia faces its most serious crisis in 15 years: President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo’s presidential term expired but he refuses to step down until new...

The Embassy

Luca Attanasio, Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, hardly stood a chance. Yesterday, he, an Italian security official, and their driver died...

The Embassy

Masoud Barzani, Iraqi Kurdistan’s long-time president, handed the reins of power to eldest son Masrour Barzani in 2019 when he shifted nephew Nechirvan to...

The Embassy

As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to limit the number of foreign workers entering Japan, new government data has revealed that the nation’s population...

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Chaos

A seemingly scary story in The Wall Street Journal, by Jason Douglas and Joanna Sugden, warns of “a more‐​contagious and possibly deadlier coronavirus variant” in the...

Coronavirus Chaos

They say journalism is the first rough draft of history. With the Covid pandemic now a year old, we are starting to see books on the...

Coronavirus Chaos

It appears that the United States is finally making some headway in finally ending the yearlong coronavirus pandemic—and that many Americans may have had...

Coronavirus Chaos

Much like the United States and China, India also has high aspirations to become the go-to country for coronavirus vaccines. It appears that the...

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Politics

The following was a follow-up interview I did was the good folks over at The Express (UK) that goes a little deeper into what...

Politics

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is in hot water. His handling of nursing homes during the pandemic was tragically flawed and his attempted coverup...

Politics

Former U.S. President Donald J. Trump will make his return to the public arena on Sunday in what is sure to be a fiery...

Politics

Conservative media this morning is circulating the above clip featuring Australian Sky News host Cory Bernardi. Needless to say, it is getting attention. Here...

Hermit Kingdon

Hermit Kingdom

How should the United States approach the North Korea nuclear issue? Is denuclearization even possible at this stage in the game, when Pyongyang may...

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea has been reported to have high concentrations of rare earth elements, and its neighbor to the south may be wanting to help...

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea’s continued development of nuclear weapons and associated delivery platforms remains a top national security and foreign policy challenge for the United States....

Hermit Kingdom

Last November, it was reported that a South Korean lawmaker was accusing North Korean hackers of attempting to disrupt South Korea’s efforts to develop...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Last week’s missive forecast rough continuity in U.S. foreign policy following this month’s changeover of presidencies. After reading it a correspondent wants to know...

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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