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America’s Aging Leadership

2022-01-20

The key points of the piece were that President Biden and Vice President Harris are so unpopular that it might be time to consider another candidate like Hillary...

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America Starts Production

2021-12-20

The B61-12 that she was talking about is the latest modification of the Family of B61 nuclear weapons that have been the mainstay ...

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Summit for Democracy – A Biden Photop?

2021-12-19

This weekend the “Summit for Democracy was held in Washington DC, although many only attended via the Internet...

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Latest Incidents Raise Questions About America’s Submarine Fleet

2021-11-18

The last few weeks have once again raised questions about the quality of America’s navy and nuclear submarine fleet. There was the incident of an American submarine hitting a sea mount (a mountain totally underwater) in the South China Sea.

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Republicans Shock Experts in Off Year Elections

2021-11-01

One of the few near- truths in American politics is that the party in control of the White House incurs losses in off year elections. That was true in 2021.

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The CIA is Losing its Informants

2021-10-11

Is there a shadow war going on in the halls of the CIA? Is there are real life George Smiley (hero in the spy novel of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) hunting for a mole in the agency?

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Supply Shortages – Don’t Blame Covid

2021-10-06

The world is facing a critical supply-chain failure. Everything from energy shortages in China and the UK to household appliances and taco sauce in the United States...

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America 20 Years after 9/11 – Better or Worse

2021-09-20

“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty or Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

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Afghanistan - Twenty-Year War Finally Ends

2021-09-08

On August 31st, US forces left Kabul after 20 years. Although the White House called the final evacuation “an extraordinary success,” it was considered by everyone else, including America’s allies, as a disaster.

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The Assassination of Haiti’s President Provides more Questions than Answers

2021-07-23

The murder of Haiti’s President Moise seems to be something out of a novel. It has the intrigue of a Fredrick Forsyth novel and the complexity of an Agatha Christie murder. It has Americans, Columbians, and Venezuelans involved....

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America Withdraws from Afghanistan

2021-07-19

The sudden withdrawal surprised everyone, including America’s Afghan allies. The Afghanistan base command was unaware of the withdrawal until after the last American left.

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The New Brinkmanship

2021-07-07

Brinkmanship between the military forces of major powers has been a part of international relations for centuries. Although they risked war, these provocations also allowed militaries to train their forces

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Palestinian Rocket Arsenal and The Iron Dome

2021-06-01

The easiest fuel to make and the basic propellant for the Palestinian rockets made in Gaza, is what is commonly known as ...

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America, China, and Taiwan - A Potential Tinderbox?

2021-03-23

At a time when Chinese American relations are at their lowest ebb since the Tiananmen Square Crisis, the US and China met in Alaska to try to resolve some of their issues, which include trade...

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The Mirage of Artificial Intelligence

2021-03-22

Military men still dream of war machines driven by artificial intelligence (AI). However, the dream remains just that – a dream. Even as computer technology improves, scientists discover that the concept of intelligence...

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The World of Drones

2021-03-04

The increased use of drone warfare globally is raising the issue of the proliferation of drones. Several countries have agreed to set out international standards for the use of military drones.

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Assessing the Seriousness of the Latest Cyber-attacks

2020-12-29

In addition to the rising Covid-19 case numbers in US and most of the world during this holiday season, the US and others have suffered a rash of cyber-attacks...

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Assassination of Iranian Nuclear Chief Raises Many Obstacles for Biden

2020-12-06

The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh poses many short terms and long-term questions. First, how was the killing done and who is responsible? How will the US and Iran react?..

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The US Military After 4 Years of a Trump Presidency

2020-11-25

How has Trump done in the last four years? The fact is that it is a mixed bag. Trump is drawing down US forces in the Middle East despite serious opposition in the US military bureaucracy...

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The 2020 Presidential Election – Who will win?

2020-11-03

For all the faith given to polls, they have been somewhat unreliable over the years. There was the 1948 presidential election that showed Dewey ahead of Truman by a sizable percentage.

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An American Civil War

2020-10-25

Who Are the Would Players?

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Battle for the Soul of the US Supreme Court

2020-10-02

The death of the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, last week is more than another fight over nominating and approving a new Supreme Court...

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Is America’s Global Prestige Growing, Shrinking, or about the Same?

2020-10-01

It appears that the survey was delayed bringing the results out closer to the US presidential election to impact them.

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Pentagon: China Has Outpaced U.S. in some Defense Areas. Truth or Hype?

2020-09-11

Just as Congress is considering a $700 billion Defense authorization bill, a DoD report has come out that claims the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has already surpassed the US in missile development...

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