Brandon J. Weichert

Brandon J. Weichert is a geopolitical analyst who manages The Weichert Report: World News Done Right and is a contributor at The American Spectator, as well as a contributing editor at American Greatness. His writings on national security and Congress have appeared in Real Clear Politics, Space News, and He has been featured on CBS, the BBC, and the Christian Science Monitor. Brandon is a former Congressional staffer who holds an M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. and is currently working on his doctorate in international relations.

The Mainstream Media Is Not Independent


If you want to know where media bias resides, simply look at who the media isn’t questioning. The most recent row between CNN’s Jim Acosta and President Donald Trump reinforced this observation. On the heels of the Trump Administration’s decision to revoke the press pass for Jim Acosta (which a D.C. judge has since ordered the White […]

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The Democrats Are the Threat to Democracy


For two years, the Democratic Party has insisted that the American people must follow their lead and #Resist President Donald J. Trump at all costs. The Left has argued that Trump is unlike any leader that we’ve had in American history.

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DeSantis On the Defensive


In football, when a team is trying to beat the clock and prevent the opposing team from scoring a touchdown quickly, they will engage in what’s known as “prevent defense.” This tends to be employed by a team that is winning a football game. In this position, teams like the prevent defense because it is […]

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Don’t Let Saudi Arabia Get Nukes


I’ve written much in support of an increased U.S.-Saudi Arabia alliance — even after the gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Muslim Brotherhood member and a man who was virulently opposed to Israel. My support is based solely on realpolitik: the world needs strong Sunni Arab states that are committed to a close alliance with both Israel […]

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The Pentagon Isn’t Serious About Stopping the Caravan


As the totally spontaneous “caravan” of migrants pushes its way north from Guatemala through Mexico and toward the virtually undefended U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon proudly announced that it was deploying an additional 800 troops to the southwestern border to augment the insufficient National Guard forces already there. Many on the Right breathed a sigh of relief. […]

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The Cost of National Defense Is a National Threat


While lecturing on space warfare for the United States government last week, I was approached by an Air Force officer who insisted that the “Pentagon had too much money.” I responded that I agreed with him in general, but that in specific, key areas — such as space and cyberspace — I worried that funding […]

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Does Washington Want to Lose Little or Bigly in the Mideast?


Sir Winston Churchill once quipped that, “Americans will always do the right thing, only after they have tried everything else.” Unfortunately, in the Middle East, doing the right thing is often the wrong thing to do for the national interest. Since 1945, the United States has vacillated between propping up savage dictatorships in the region […]

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The Left’s Icarus Syndrome


Going into the 2016 presidential election, the Left had all of the advantages working in their favor. They had a majority of the young people behind them; the Left controlled the Pop Culture; they controlled the media; most corporations kowtowed to the Left; they held positions of power within the government; and the Left controlled academia. […]

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Joy Behar and the Morning Marxist Sisters


I recently found myself watching a segment on ABC’s The View. Sometimes I tune in to Liberal media outlets to know what the other side is raging about. Each time, I regret it. This time, the nattering nay-bobs at The View couldn’t stop kvetching about the man they all hate (but clearly secretly love): President Donald J. Trump. […]

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Jeff Flake Gives Democrats Cover (As Always)


Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is a “great conservative.” Or, at least that’s what Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) argued on his way out of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. The reason for this bizarre (and inaccurate) praise? Senator Flake opted to turn what should have been a simple “yes” vote in favor of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s […]

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