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For many Ukrainians, the question “what will the West do if Russia starts a war?” rings hollow. Since 2014 (and even before) Russia has...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Last Thursday after talks between the United States, NATO, and Russia wrapped their third and final day, Michael Carpenter, U.S. Ambassador to the Organization...

Hermit Kingdom

In the debate on North Korea, China inevitably plays a large role. It is a treaty ally of Pyongyang, and more than 90% of...

Hermit Kingdom

Why does North Korea seem so quiet? Russia has sent troops into Kazakhstan and threatens Ukraine. China menaces Taiwan and the South China Sea....

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Earlier this month War on the Rocks carried an interview with General David Berger, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. The interview was mostly...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Warship design is a political process as much as an engineering challenge. Never was that more true than during the interwar decades, the heyday...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

A Chilean friend asks whether the craze for building “icebreakers or polar ships” will continue and whether it’s coming to the Antarctic. My rambling...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

David Berger wants to give Xi Jinping an ulcer. Early this month the U.S. Marine Corps commandant signed out the “Concept for Stand-in Forces,”...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Why the U.S. Military Dropped the M1911 Workhorse Pistol – Sometimes the U.S. military makes a weapons switch with little fanfare, media coverage, or...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

The U.S. Military Finally Called It Quits on the Beretta M9: The retirement of the Beretta M9 handgun has some people rejoicing but others...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Chinese scientists claim they have developed a hypersonic missile that can home in on a target’s heat. If true – and China has overcome...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

The US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW), will soon begin its next round of testing. The US Army is looking to replace the...

Trillions

Trillions

Do Government Acts Encourage More Gun Sales?: Sometimes political and governmental actions influence the number of gun sales. Last year, there was almost a...

Trillions

Could We Get Another Stimulus Check?: Who doesn’t like free money with no strings attached? I’m talking about federal government stimulus checks. It’s a...

Trillions

The Great Ammo Shortage Means Ammo Prices Will Stay High – Should you buy ammunition now or wait until prices go down? Inflation on goods...

Trillions

Today’s disturbing inflation numbers showing consumer price inflation now running at 7 percent, coupled with the stock market’s rocky 2022 start, underline the difficult...

The Embassy

The Embassy

Tensions are near a breaking point on both sides of the 280-mile-long trench in Eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian and Russian forces kill each other...

The Embassy

Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have conducted an attack on an oil facility in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi that set part...

The Embassy

The Kaliningrad Problem Most Security Experts Forget About Is Very Real: When discussing the precipitous security situation in Eastern Europe at present, it is easy...

The Embassy

Talks Between Moscow and Washington On Ukraine Stall, Russia Ups the Ante: The United States and Russia conducted seven hours of negotiations on Monday,...

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

Freshmen Democrat Sens. Jon Ossoff and Mark Kelly don’t seem a drain-the-swamp type nor mavericks ready to buck the party bosses. But they introduced...

Politics

Members of Washington, D.C.’s unofficial but bipartisan War Party thrive on bad news. Vladimir Putin is marching on Ukraine. Xi Jinping is reviving the...

Politics

In the aftermath of last year’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, I wrote in these pages that, “unless decisive action is taken – quickly...

Politics

Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, said the committee could be “obligated”...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea has kicked off 2022 with a flurry of missile launches. While analysts were tempted to zero in on Kim Jong Un‘s agriculture...

Hermit Kingdom

Shared Sino-American Interests Could Slow the Slide toward Cold War: It is now fairly obvious that the United States and China are sliding toward...

Hermit Kingdom

Big-Bang Deals with North Korea Fail; Go Small and Build Up: South Korean President Moon Jae-In’s term ends in March. He was an extraordinary...

Hermit Kingdom

If North Korea will Halt Its Provocations, then an End-of-War Declaration is Worth it: 1945 has hosted a vigorous debate on an ‘end of...

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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