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Politics

Last week, former President Donald Trump took the trouble to express his displeasure about the removal from Richmond of a statue of Robert E....

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Huzzah! The news broke this week that Australia, Great Britain, and the United States have forged a new alliance dubbed AUKUS, for Australia-U.K.-U.S. Among...

Politics

The question of Robert E. Lee’s legacy was once again thrown open last week when a statue of Lee was removed from Richmond, Virginia,...

Politics

If slow is bad, late is worse when it comes to competing with China. But it seems Congress is poised to enact yet another...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

In a previous life, I was the foreign-affairs columnist for the local paper in my adopted hometown of Athens, Georgia. The month after 9/11...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

You have to be there to combat terrorism—or any other martial challenge for that matter. This is Strategy 101: the likely victor is the...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

This week over at the Global Times, Deng Xiaoci has the story of how China intends to regulate shipping in China’s “territorial waters” starting...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

It’s a truism in the halls of professional military education schoolhouses that the enemy gets a vote in the success or failure of our...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

August marked the 79th anniversary of the first special-operations raid directly supported by submarines. Decades later, submarine special-operations have become a staple of the...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

When China released footage of its “carrier killer” ballistic missiles being tested two years ago, the US Navy’s top admiral fired back, calling the...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Too much attention in defense circles of late has been focused on the need for new, revolutionary platforms and weapons systems. The reality is...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Bob Dylan highlighted that change is constant, and one needs to get on board or get out of the way. The military is facing...

Trillions

Trillions

The United States government enjoys a major advantage over the governments of most countries, including those in the European Monetary Union. It borrows in...

Trillions

Despite already spending trillions of dollars on COVID-19 relief legislation, for the past few months, Democrats have been focused on designing the largest tax-and-spend...

Trillions

It is said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Judging by our recent stubbornly high inflation numbers and the bubbles...

Trillions

Democratic leaders in the House and Senate are hoping to pass a $1 trillion bill to fund infrastructure and a $3.5 trillion bill to...

The Embassy

The Embassy

In one impetuous act, France demonstrated the bankruptcy of its foreign policy, its national pointlessness, and the broader obsolescence of NATO. On Friday, Paris...

The Embassy

President Joe Biden frequently uses the phrase “America is back” to contrast his foreign policy with his predecessor’s and has followed through by reversing...

The Embassy

Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nevada), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act...

The Embassy

Don’t let the official talking points coming out of the White House fool you. With its recent, disastrous execution of the U.S. withdrawal from...

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Chaos

The people of Taiwan have been living in a parallel world since June 2020, with the island recording more than 250 consecutive days without any domestic...

Coronavirus Chaos

As Cato has long pointed out, the law takes a paradoxical stance toward so‐​called “off‐​label” use of drugs approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration...

Coronavirus Chaos

There’s clearly an open divide in the United States between those who are vaccinated and those who are not. But among those who are,...

Coronavirus Chaos

Over the past year, most Americans already have received three stimulus checks in total—with the latest payments amounting to more than $400 billion approved...

Politics News

Politics

What if an American grand strategy is not needed or necessary in the 21st century? If it means having one underlying strategy that responds...

Politics

The Washington Post published a bombshell report on Tuesday that claims the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Milley, took...

Politics

We remember presidents by adjectives. Wilson was professorial, Kennedy debonair, Reagan grandfatherly, Clinton slick, and Trump, well, unique. As for our forty-fifth, there’s a...

Politics

This week has been dominated by remembrances of the attacks of September 11, which left a psychological scar on everyone who lived through it....

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

It has been a very busy week for missile tests on the Korean peninsula. North Korea tested a new type of ground‐​launched cruise missile to start the week...

Hermit Kingdom

On September 11 and 12, North Korea successfully tested a new long-range cruise missile — yet another signal of the regime’s unabated expansion of...

Hermit Kingdom

As the dust is settling from the fallout of the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, Americans and allies will be conducting after-action reviews to determine...

Hermit Kingdom

The Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, a failed war in a region of little strategic interest to America, was entirely justified. Nevertheless, the move worried U.S....

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

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...