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Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Eighty years ago tomorrow Kido Butai, the carrier strike arm of the Imperial Japanese Navy, struck the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. Several...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Eighty years ago the Imperial Japanese Navy pulled off an astonishing feat of arms, pummeling the U.S. Navy battle line moored at Pearl Harbor....

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In Congressional testimony earlier this week, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell strongly intimated that at its next meeting the Fed was likely to announce...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Zircon, What We Know About Russia’s New Hypersonic Missile: The Russian military announced the successful test of an anti-ship hypersonic missile that could prove...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Not long ago I watched a remarkable film titled Only the Brave. Someone mentioned it online, and it’s a firefighting movie. I’m a sucker...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

What do Russians want? Moscow seems to be going out of its way to keep its “near abroad”—Russian-speak for the erstwhile Soviet empire, in...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

So the Pentagon released its latest report on Chinese military power this week, under the splashy title Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

NHK reports that China stands ready to ink a Code of Conduct for the South China Sea. Do tell. At this month’s (online) 24th...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Russia’s TOS-1, a 3 Minute Explainer: Burn Baby Burn. And I don’t mean that in a good way. Russian TOS-1 Buratino and TOS-1A Solntsepek...

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Javelin Anti-tank System: Enough for Ukraine Against the Russians?: Need to reach out and touch an enemy tank and send it to an early...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

X-40A: A Trailblazing Experimental Aircraft that Paved the Way for the Mini-Space Shuttle- After the space shuttle retired, it looked like it was the...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Russia’s Poseidon Nuclear Torpedo – A Real Threat To America or Just More Hype? When someone says torpedo you usually think of a high-explosive...

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Trillions

Inflation in 2021, How It Works and What Policymakers Can Do About It: Starting with the April 2021 release, virtually every monthly Consumer Price Index...

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John Maynard Keynes famously said that “when the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do sir?”. Today with widespread reports of...

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President Joe Biden has done the right thing to resist strong pressure from the Democratic Party’s progressive wing to replace Jerome Powell as head...

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In 2009, when asked why Citibank kept lending aggressively on the eve of the US housing and credit market bust, Chuck Prince famously said...

The Embassy

The Embassy

The current crisis in Ethiopia predates Joe Biden’s presidency by a couple months but, to Biden’s credit, he wasted little time in seeking diplomatically...

The Embassy

According to a U.S. official who spoke to the Washington Post, Russia plans to invade Ukraine as soon as January. For the past few weeks,...

The Embassy

Indirect talks between the United States and Iran resumed this week in Vienna with world powers eager to find out if the Islamic Republic...

The Embassy

While Russia continues its aggressive maneuvers on the border with Ukraine, the U.S. is demanding answers from Moscow.  U.S. Department of Defense officials and...

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

Wars are about seizing and holding territory. This is true even for insurgencies such as the ones in Afghanistan and Vietnam. The greatest geostrategic...

Politics

Canada may send additional troops and jet fighters to Ukraine in a bid to deter a possible Russian invasion. “Two sources with knowledge of...

Politics

What does it mean to say that the United States suffers from an “Imperial Presidency Problem?” For at least the last fifty years, it...

Politics

The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse has divided the nation—again. Not that the nation needed any dividing. But politicians and the press can’t resist a...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

Let me state up front that I want peace on the Korean peninsula, and I think all Koreans and Americans want peace. The question...

Hermit Kingdom

Over the difficult past year and a half amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Congress has approved the delivery of three stimulus checks to most...

Hermit Kingdom

Kim Jong-un, Chairman, General Secretary, and Supreme Leader of North Korea, no longer looks the part of “Fatty Kim,” as he once was insulted...

Hermit Kingdom

Amid calls for increasing dialogue with Pyongyang from both Washington and Seoul, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un continues ratcheting up the pressure with...