Thursday, July 2, 2020

China threat

Eyeing China’s threat, Australia boosts defense budget and U.S. arms purchases. The Australian government recognizes the need to be ready.




Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hong Kong, Money Launderers

Expel Chinese diplomats over its charging of Hong Kongers with mainland security law. There must be a commensurate response to this injustice.

Congress must get anti money laundering legislation onto the defense bill. Time is running out to act.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

NSA Russia Taliban, China Paracels

Why the NSA is skeptical over the Russia bounties plot. It lacks a direct connection point corroboration between the GRU in Afghanistan and Moscow.

Why China is conducting aggressive Paracel Islands exercises. Beijing wants to send a message to the region and America.

Monday, June 29, 2020

GRU-Taliban, Uighur Nazism, Pelosi's absurdity, GRU fanaticism

The likely reason President Trump wasn’t briefed on the GRU-Taliban plot. The intelligence community assessment paradigm means that information must be judged across various sources. Hence why the DNI wanted to wait before briefing Trump.

Purifying the Uighurs, China offers homage to Nazism. The latest reporting on the destruction of Uighur identity is a testament to the Chinese Communist reality.

Nancy Pelosi chooses partisanship over national security with request for full House  GRU-Taliban intelligence briefing. She knows that there are much better ways to oversee the issue than to invite certain leaks.

Why Russia’s GRU would kill Americans in Afghanistan. Moscow’s most aggressive intelligence service has personal and professional detestation for the United States.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

China, Submarines, UFOs

China’s failed Hawaii gambit to split Trump from Pompeo. Beijing sought to use the meeting with Pompeo for its own malevolent interests. It failed.

Inside the Silent Service: an interview with the Navy's top submarine officer. Vice Admiral Caudle talks about China, Russia, and the need to stay ready.
Marco Rubio moves to open up the UFO files. The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee wants the public to know what’s been happening.

Monday, June 22, 2020

EU China, John Bolton

The European Union is offering China a human rights fire sale. In return for Chinese investment, the EU will forget all about its sacred values.
Why John Bolton’s book is judged to contain classified material. The issue is foreign allied policy and political detail.

Friday, June 19, 2020

US in Libya, China vs. Australia/Canada, Maduro sanctions

U.S. seizes advanced Russian military system in Libya. The air defense system is a major part of Putin’s strategy against NATO.
China escalates against Trump via Australia and Canada. The Communist regime is threatening power grids and human rights.
Trump administration rightly keeps up the pressure on Nicolas Maduro. The Venezuelan dictator faces new sanctions on his oil exports.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Rayshard Brooks charge, Kadyrov vs. Georgia, Movies

Murder charge against Officer who killed Rayshard Brooks is incredibly weak. The officer only fired after first being fired on with a taser. That matters.
Why doesn’t the Georgian government care that Ramzan Kadyrov is trying to kill its citizens? The response to Kadyrov’s latest assassination adventure is absurd.
The Searchers, Dirty Harry, and True Lies do not need warning labels. Each movie is not nearly as controversial or prejudiced as Variety suggests.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Ramzan Kadyrov

If Ramzan Kadyrov is tied to Georgia assassination plot, US must impose secondary sanctions. Putin’s Chechen strongman is not a nice guy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

India vs. China, HSBC Hong Kong

Killing 20 Indian soldiers, China risks provoking the nationalist Tiger. Tensions along the disputed line of control are rising rapidly.
HSBC suffers a hard reeducation under the Chinese Communist leash. The British bank has gambled on the wrong outcome.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Paul Whelan

How and why Paul Whelan is being used by Russian intelligence.
The Russians want to use him as a bargaining chip.

Friday, June 12, 2020

BLM China, Syria Lebanon, North Korea, High coronavirus

All in on Black Lives Matter, U.S. banks are all quiet on the China front. The dichotomy in narratives is striking in its illumination of fallacious morality
Lebanon and Syria are lurching towards implosion. Economic factors in both nations are causing major upheaval.
North Korea’s week of escalation. The regime is upping pressure on the United States.
Meet the High Schoolers striving for coronavirus relief. Serving those at risk of infection with groceries, these young Americans are proving themselves great citizens.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Russia's submarine, Mark Milley, Anthony Tata

Russia's new submarine is not a game changer. The Khabarovsk's sea trials should not be mistaken for a critical threat. Though, they do deserve NATO attention.

General Mark Milley was right to distance himself from Trump's Bible walk. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs recognizes his first responsibility is to the Constitution.

Anthony Tata is a good pick for the Pentagon's policy head. He's a proven patriot who revels in public service.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Police policy, Confederate bases

Which mayor will be the first to double down on the Police? Considering the escalating violence in many cities, it’s only a matter of time until one does.
Army bases aren’t defined by their confederate names. They are defined by the units and personnel who serve on them.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Churchill Bengal, GOP Putin, Police disbandment, Nord Stream

Stop blaming Winston Churchill for the Bengal famine. Britain's wartime Prime Minister was neither the cause of the crisis, nor the person in possession of easy solutions.

House Republicans have a plan to punish Putin. The GOP Republican Study Caucus wants to impose significant financial penalties on Moscow.

From Monday...

Police disbandment, Churchill statues, and how to lose a great idea in two days. There is immense arrogance and stupidity in some of the efforts to produce positive reform.

Sanction any firm that helps to complete Nord Stream II. The pipeline will undermine American and European security.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Germany forces, Secret Service, Taiwan China

Trump rightly moves forces out of Germany, but should send some to Poland. Doing so would deter Putin, reward Poland, and show Germany that freeloading in NATO is unacceptable.
The Secret Service’s protest-coronavirus challenge. The strange times we live in cause significant new complications for the federal protective agency.
Sell Taiwan Harpoons to deter China. The Chinese are asking for us to support their democratic opposite.

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.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Hong Kong, Venezuela Iran oil, Huawei and protectionism, Iran Persian Gulf, Trump King Abdullah, Journalism and UFOs

Chinese Communist dragon moves to immolate Hong Kong. The action to enshrine Beijing's rule over the city is the final nail in Hong Kong's democracy coffin.

Seek Juan Guaido's guidance on intercepting Iranian oil tankers. It should be the decision of America's ally and Venezuela's leader whether the oil is delivered to Maduro.

From Wednesday-

No to a pass for Huawei and no to new protectionism. The U.S. has an interest in countering China and expanding free trade.

Beware of Iran provoking the U.S. Navy to fire on its vessels. The Iranians have reason to escalate and may sense opportunity in the Persian Gulf.

Trump must address Jordan's West Bank concerns. The president has a responsibility to ensure Jordan's stability.

From Tuesday-

Why most journalists don't want to cover UFOs. There are too many questions, too much stigma, and too few obvious answers.

Monday, May 18, 2020

China humility, Space Force, WW2, ADIZ, France technology

What's behind China's sudden about face? Beijing's humility is about buying time

Keep the Space Force in Colorado. The state has the infrastructure to mitigate new costs and provide redundant support in war.

From Friday...

The Second World War, 75 years ago today. The Marines were in combat - fierce combat - on Okinawa.

Ignore any new ADIZ in the South China Sea. The Chinese have no right to claim international airspace as their own.

France strikes an authoritarian blow against free speech and innovation. The new technology mandate is ill-designed.