Thursday, June 4, 2020

Airborne infantry, global protests, Derek Chauvin

Why it’s a bad idea to use Airborne Infantry as riot Police. They are trained to kill the enemy, not deal with him with caution.
Globally, a less sincere form of protest. Don’t take too seriously the George Floyd protests continuing around the world.
What if Derek Chauvin is acquitted? The man charged over George Floyd’s death is unlikely to be convicted with ease.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Putin G7, Protest terrorism, Trump's Afghanistan

Trump aids Putin in returning to G7 and gets Russian rebuke in return. The president should realize that Putin has no interest in finding common ground with America on most critical concerns. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Inside the protest terrorist threat concern. Antifa is a side show here, the real worry centers on Neo-Nazis seeking a race war. And warped black liberation fanatics.
Taliban torches Trump’s Afghanistan tough talk. The insurgent group retains close links to al Qaeda, in patent breach of its treaty submissions.

Monday, June 1, 2020

London lessons, Trump leadership

Three riot lessons from London, 2011. The British capital dealt with a similar surge of violent disorder during August 2011. Here’s how the police won.
Why won’t Trump lead against rioting? The president has an opportunity and an obligation to do more than fire off inane tweets.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

82nd Airborne, Hope-Horror

Hesitate before deploying the 82nd Airborne Division against rioters. The unit is not designed for civil policing, it is designed for highly aggressive maneuver warfare.

American hope and horror. Saturday laid bare two stories of very different meaning.

Friday, May 29, 2020

EU Hong Kong, Trump Hong Kong, China Russia threats to aircrews, Nuclear exports

The European Union’s Hong Kong crisis. The political bloc has chosen to bend its most sacred values to the throne of Chinese tyranny.
Why Trump’s Hong Kong announcement is so significant. The U.S. has chosen the so-called “nuclear option” with Beijing.
China and Russia are threatening U.S. aircrews, why won’t the Pentagon stop them? There is no good excuse for the Pentagon’s failure to act here.
Make U.S. nuclear exports easier. The industry doesn’t deserve a hand out, only a removal of obstacles.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

India-China

Trump should stand with India, not offer to mediate with China. The president has an opportunity to consolidate a new partner rather than waffle with Beijing.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Russian jets in Libya, China's aircraft carriers, MBS and Saad al-Jabri

Responding to Russia’s jet deployment to Libya, the U.S. should provide Patriot missile systems to the GNA. Washington cannot allow the Russians to establish an air defense stronghold over the Mediterranean.
China’s aircraft carrier deployments are designed to intimidate, not invade, Taiwan. The carriers are not ready for operational service.
Trump should pressure MBS on Saad al-Jabri. The former Interior Ministry official is an American ally who helped save American lives.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Taliban Eid, Google China, Paul Krugman, Putin Syria

Hit the Taliban as soon as Eid cease fire ends. The U.S. must exert more pressure on the Taliban if it is to ensure the group's conformity with the peace deal.

Reminder: Google is unreliable on China. The technology giant shows a concerning degree of deference to Xi Jinping's regime. It also doesn't appear to care about American journalists being hacked on this website.

Paul Krugman wants you to stay home until January 2021. The New York Times' columnist offered a rather silly appraisal on Saturday.

Time to pressure Putin and Assad in Syria. Both leaders face economic pressures ripe for American exploitation.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Theodore Roosevelt, China

Will the USS Theodore Roosevelt be deployed to defend U.S. planes against Chinese jet interceptions? It’s a possibility now that the carrier is back at sea.
Will China use North Korea to pressure Trump? Xi’s growing animosity with Trump suggests it’s a possibility.