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As the war in Ukraine persists, and an eventual stalemate seeming more likely by the day, some commentators have turned to the Korean War...

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Questions about whether and how the international community should push Ukraine and Russia into negotiations have thus far been vague as to the structure...

Politics

A full-fledged attack is no way to defeat Donald Trump in the 2024 Republican primary. That’s because the next presidential race will more closely...

Politics

Donald Trump is Slipping Against Ron DeSantis: In November 2022, former US President Donald Trump announced he was running for president yet again. This...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

So is it going to be Mahan or Corbett in orbit? Corbett, according to Frank Calvelli, the top acquisition executive for the U.S. Space...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

If things don't go China's way, Beijing could try for a rematch at a more auspicious time, and it lays colossal weight on the...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

This week Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the U.S. Marine Corps intends to found a Marine Littoral Regiment capable of island-hopping along Japan’s Ryukyus chain,...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

It wasn’t that long ago that suggesting that China is enamored of Alfred Thayer Mahan’s ideas about sea power was a laugh line. Nowadays...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Spruce Goose, a History: When one thinks of the name “Hercules” in the aviation context (as opposed to the eponymous original Greek god), one most...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Evidence from the ground increasingly suggests that the Russian military is getting ready to launch a large-scale offensive somewhere in Ukraine soon.  On day 344 of...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

The U.S. Defense Department is banning Israeli Air Force pilots with foreign passports from flying the F-35I Adir fighter jets. Citing information security concerns and technology...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

VIDEO: This is the First Confirmed Destruction Of a Russian Air Defense System – Dramatic video footage released this week shows for the first...

Trillions

Trillions - 19FortyFive

There is a trick question most elementary students know when it comes to the mysteries of the universe – namely, what is the closest...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

When the Federal Reserve meets next week, it would do well to recall two of Milton Friedman’s fundamental economic teachings. The first is that...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

The War for Ukraine: What Movies Could We See? Since the founding of the medium, film has gone hand-in-hand with war. (Subscribe to Our...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

With Republicans in the House ready to take on the White House over potential spending cuts, the question has been raised about where exactly...

The Embassy

The Embassy

In public, President Joe Biden has shown unwavering commitment to Ukraine – pledging billions of dollars in aid packages. At the same time, last...

The Embassy

The EU’s foreign policy chief was dismissive in January when asked about adding Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to the European Union’s terrorist list....

The Embassy

It is hard to believe the hype that potential deployments of German Leopard and U.S. Abrams tanks have triggered in the western media. Every...

The Embassy

Azerbaijan’s siege of the Artsakh is almost seven weeks old. Even a State Department prone to bothsiderism now recognizes that Azerbaijan alone is responsible...

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Chaos

This was the year the word “tripledemic” entered the lexicon. That’s the term for the three different types of illnesses, COVID-19, flu, and RSV,...

Coronavirus Chaos

Perhaps as many as 90% of China’s 1.41 billion people will come down with COVID-19, said Feng Zijian, former deputy chief of China’s Center...

Coronavirus Chaos

A new virus has emerged in China and infected around 35 people, sparking concern that a new pandemic could be on the way. Scientists...

Coronavirus Chaos

President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently experiencing mild symptoms, the White House said. “This morning, President Biden tested positive...

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Joe Biden: Plagiarist – Politicians are generally afforded a degree of latitude with respect to the truth. Embellishment and hyperbole and misdirection are widely accepted...

Politics

The GOP Declares War on Joe Biden: The US political climate has become so partisan and so vindictive that parties and partisans now openly daydream...

Politics

Air Goes Out of the Kamala Harris Comeback: What happened to Vice President Kamala Harris? Even Democrats are saying she has “underwhelmed” in her...

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Is the GOP losing because of… obnoxiousness?: Why have Republicans had so many bad election performances lately? Because many of them are jerks, and...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

South Korea’s President Mentions the Possible Nuclearization of His Country – South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol suggested in a press conference last week that...

Hermit Kingdom

What Is North Korea Planning? As part of a significant speech Kim Jong-un gave on the last day of 2022, he made several key...

Hermit Kingdom

Kim Jong Un’s 2022 was quite a year. North Korea set a new annual record for missile launches.  Short-range, medium range and intercontinental range...

Hermit Kingdom

At the end of 2022, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made two dramatic announcements. He first claimed that because “South Korea has become ‘our...