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by | Dec 13, 2021

The United States needs to abandon its longstanding “strategic ambiguity” regarding its likely response to a Chinese attack or invasion of Taiwan and replace it with “strategic clarity” in the form of a collective defensive East Asian-Pacific alliance with Japan,…

by | Nov 25, 2021

With two huge spending bills clearing the House of Representatives in the last two weeks and one of them being signed into law, one might think Congress would be out of new spending ideas or close to it. But even…

by | Jul 23, 2020

On Tuesday, United States Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett unveiled its new Arctic Strategy in response to the growing significance of the historically peaceful region. The approach will be a coordinated effort between the Air Force and the newly christened…

by | Dec 22, 2018

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…

by | Nov 13, 2018

Spending on America’s debt service is about to see a big jump, according to projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In fact, the amount of money needed to pay down the national debt in the next two years is…

by | Mar 8, 2018

Politically, America’s tech sector faces a landscape as embattled as the second Punic war. This much seems indisputable, given the regular accusations of political bias that the Snowflake Barons of Silicon Valley face on a regular basis, not to mention…

by | Mar 8, 2018

Politically, America’s tech sector faces a landscape as embattled as the second Punic war. This much seems indisputable, given the regular accusations of political bias that the Snowflake Barons of Silicon Valley face on a regular basis, not to mention…

by | Sep 18, 2017

Hard to imagine anyone feeling sorry for the National Football League. The money, the TV ratings, the magnificently gaudy stadiums… professional football seems inevitable and unstoppable. But … Those TV ratings were down for the first week’s package of games…

by | Aug 21, 2017

About a month ago, President Trump met with his national security team — Defense Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster — to review their proposed strategy for the war…

by | Aug 10, 2017

In an August 7th Breaking Defense article entitled “Too Many Generals in the Trump Administration?” Naval War College Professor Joan Johnson-Freese questioned whether general officers with little or no experience outside the U.S. military bring the right job skills and…

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