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 HotAir.com. He has been featured on CBS News.com, 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.

Congress

The Buck Stops With Congress

 

Beginning in December, President Donald Trump rightly decided to link the funding for a $5 billion border wall with keeping the government funded. Naturally, all of Washington has been atwitter as the economy in the Beltway tanks and life in the Emerald City grinds to a halt. Trump has maintained that the shutdown will last […]

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Netanyahu’s Missed Opportunity

 

Barak Ravid of Israel’s Channel 10 News reports that the national security adviser to the Putin Regime in Russia, Nikolai Patrushev, floated an unofficial plan to his counterpart in Israel that might have mitigated the potential of a major war breaking out soon in the Middle East. According to the report, the plan would have made Israel […]

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Congressional GOP Is Why America Doesn’t Have a Wall

 

In a recent poll conducted by Harvard University of all places, 80 percent of all voters say the United States needs a secure border — including 68 percent of Democratic Party voters. Meanwhile, 79 percent of voters polled by Harvard want immigration status to be conferred to those who have the “ability to contribute to America” […]

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James Mattis Is Not America’s ‘Indispensable Man’

 

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is leaving. As with every one of these outgoing Trump appointees, the “mainstream” media has gone into a full meltdown upon their announced departure (despite, in most cases, that same media having lambasted those appointees for having taken the job in the first place). And, there can be no doubt […]

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Afghanistan: What’s in a Victory?

 

The United States used to win wars. Today, however, the United States military has been mired in the War in Afghanistan since 2001 — with no hope of winning. Not only has the war gone on without resolution, but the once-unquestionable dominance the United States military exerted in the country has been degraded to such […]

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Congress, Not Trump, Is Responsible for America’s Debt

 

President Donald J. Trump doesn’t care about the nation’s debt, according to that paragon of truth known as the Daily Beast. The article in question claims that Trump’s view on the concern about the rising debt crisis was, “I won’t be here” when the whole thing comes crashing down. For the record, as with most of these […]

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France Is in Self-Destruct Mode (Again)

 

Until earlier this week, French citizens were tearing through the ancient streets and magnificent boulevards of Paris, setting fire to everything in sight; pouring manure on French national treasures and generally defacing any symbol of French greatness they could locate. Undoubtedly, the boyish French President Emmanuel Macron longs for those steamy summer days earlier this […]

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Trump Needs to Make Deals, Not War

 

At the end of the Cold War, the world was inundated with utopian pieties masquerading as informed policy options — Francis Fukuyama promised a Kantian “end of history” while Charles Krauthammer jubilantly declared America’s “unipolar moment.” Today, as the highs of the 1990s and early 2000s wear off, and Americans fully wake up from the post-Cold War […]

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No Going to War With Russia Over Ukraine

 

The Kerch Strait is a little-known part of the world, yet it is extremely important. It is the lifeline connecting Ukraine into the Azov Sea, as well as the port of Mariupol. From this small waterway, Ukraine has maritime access to the wider world. Unfortunately for Ukraine, the Kerch Strait — like the strategic port […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: From Renegade Star to Party Tool

 

An interesting turn of events is occurring within the Democratic Party. Fresh off their victory in the United States House of Representatives, the new batch of young, social democrats are goose-stepping their way up to Capitol Hill already. The most prominent among these young socialist guns is New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She recently made waves […]

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