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The Embassy

Much ink has already been spilled lamenting the end of the post-Cold War era of American hegemony and the emergent strategic competition with Russia...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

During Desert Shield and Desert Storm my skipper took delight in regaling ship riders with the wonders of battleships, ours in particular. This old...

The Embassy

On Monday, President Biden announced that U.S. troops in Iraq would be out of the combat business at the end of the year, but...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

“More tooth, less tail” is a common refrain from defense leaders in search of more combat power as budgets have flatlined. No matter the...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Two cheers for Great Britain! Why only two? London merits two cheers because it has accepted that “Global Britain” must play its part in...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

How do you change a culture? That question courses through a new congressionally mandated report from retired marine Lt. Gen. Robert Schmidle and retired...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Some opine that Chinese Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping bears a striking resemblance to Winnie the Pooh. Nah. He’s Scut Farkus, the bully from the...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Major doings in the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean these past couple of weeks. At present naval forces representing thirty-two countries are carrying out...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

The Russian Navy‘s submarine force reached another milestone on Friday, as the Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk in Russia’s northwest announced that it has floated...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Last year, the chess-themed Netflix original series The Queen’s Gambit became a worldwide sensation, and now Russia could be hoping that its Checkmate light...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Beijing has warned the Royal Navy’s carrier strike group, led by its flagship aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, not to carry out any “improper...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

A typical misconception is that the military always seeks to enlarge its force, obtain more equipment and keep what it has – while it...

Trillions

Trillions

A new report released this week by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has revealed that the Internal Revenue Service is missing the...

Trillions

There is no questioning that rising anxiety levels of millions of financially struggling Americans have been partly mollified by the delivery of three Congress-approved...

Trillions

A senior citizen in Northern California has lost tens of thousands of dollars from scammers who claimed to be from the Social Security Administration...

Trillions

It has been well-documented that waiting till age seventy to file for Social Security benefits will yield the absolute maximum payout—currently $3,895 per month....

The Embassy

The Embassy

Perhaps President Joe Biden needs to be reminded that Russia produces quite a lot of vodka and likely has no shortage of nesting dolls,...

The Embassy

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi will soon return to Baghdad after completing his second trip to Washington as prime minister. Much has changed over...

The Embassy

On July 2nd, 2021, American troops abandoned Bagram Airbase, the last U.S. military base in Afghanistan, effectively ending 20 years of U.S. military influence...

The Embassy

It has now been over a week since the FBI announced its foiling of an Iranian plot to kidnap dissident journalist –an American citizen...

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Chaos

The Delta coronavirus variant that is surging across the United States appears to spread as efficiently as chickenpox and likely causes more severe illness,...

Coronavirus Chaos

Officials at the World Health Organization acknowledged during a Monday press briefing that the coronavirus pandemic could be under control worldwide by next year...

Coronavirus Chaos

A new study conducted in Italy has discovered that coronavirus antibodies persisted in detectable levels for at least nine months after the initial infection....

Coronavirus Chaos

Social media platforms should indeed be held more accountable for allowing coronavirus misinformation to circulate on their services, according to White House’s communications director...

Politics News

Politics

President Joe Biden is playing hide the ball with America’s Forever Wars. In his public pronouncements, he depicts his administration as diligently rolling back...

Politics

Cable television host Tucker Carlson has leveled an explosive charge at the National Security Agency: He claims the spy agency has been snooping through his e-mails...

Politics

For a long time, the Social Security Administration sent annual updates to current and future Social Security beneficiaries, to fill them in on what...

Politics

Americans drove nearly 96 percent as many miles in May 2021 as in the same month in 2019, indicating a return to normalcy. Transit ridership, however, was...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

Earlier this week, both North and South Korea announced that key lines of communication between the two countries which had been dormant for over...

Hermit Kingdom

North and South Korea announced on Tuesday that they had once again begun to make use of communications channels that had been dormant for...

Hermit Kingdom

This week will mark the 68th anniversary of the signing of the armistice agreement that brought an end to open hostilities during the Korean...

Hermit Kingdom

In recent years, North Korea has continued to make significant progress in its development of increasingly capable ballistic missile systems. The DPRK is now...