Friday, April 3, 2020

Sink Admirals, Russia oil game, MFA Python, ECJ Orban

The U.S. Navy, swift to sink Captains, should sink its Admirals instead. Those admirals are unwilling to grasp the scale of China’s challenge to the Aircraft Carrier fleets.

Why Russia is playing oil price hardball. Vladimir Putin wants to undermine the U.S. Shale industry and strengthen his credibility in the Middle East.

Monty Python meets 1984, or what China calls its Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The MFA’s latest Twitter absurdity is particularly stunning.

European Court of Justice plays into Orban’s hands with refugee ruling. Whatever we think of the moral import here, the EU is not playing on strong ground here.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Pro-CCP tropes, Caribbean military deployments, Pakistan vs. Daniel Pearl

Here are three of the worst pro-Communist China tropes. They are used by Beijing’s western sympathizers to deflect away from the truth.

Military deployments to the Caribbean aren’t about drugs, but about Venezuela. They are designed to pressure Maduro to resign. But probably won’t succeed.

Suspend aid to Pakistan over release of Daniel Pearl murderers. The Pakistani government must face consequences if it does not overturn this egregious act.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Trump on Iran, China fishing wars

A decoding of Trump’s Iran tweet. The president has received an intelligence briefing on near-term Iranian plots to use proxies to attack us in Iraq. Here’s how we know.

Why you should care that China is attacking Indonesian fishermen. Beijing is showing its disdain for others, and its ambition to dominate them into submission.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Orban, Pompeo, Rice

In Viktor Orban, the European Union faces familiar democratic quandary. The EU doesn’t know how to handle a popular authoritarian without delegitimizing its mission and values.
North Korea will blame Mike Pompeo for coming missile tests. Pyongyang’s interest is in maintaining friendly relations between Trump and Kim, but extracting near-term concessions.
Why is Susan Rice shilling for China? The former national security adviser is attacking the Trump administration and defending Xi Jinping.


Monday, March 30, 2020

Iran vs. US in Iraq, Yemen chaos, Coronavirus superstitions, North Korea bioweapons, DPRAmerica

Respond to Iranian aggression in Iran, not Iraq. The need to confront Iranian malfeasance at its source is informed by Iraqi politics.
Yemen: escalating conflict, no aid, and coronavirus. The war-torn nation faces a very difficult moment.
Coronavirus superstitions find roots in Medieval idiocy. This is a crisis for the silly and the serious alike.
Why North Korea will find new cause in its bioweapons program. Our reaction to coronavirus will suggest to Kim that he has new rationale to double down on bioweapons.
Welcome to the People's Republic of America. The mandatory shut down orders, unbound from circumstances in each locality, are outrageous and un-American.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Marine strategy, Korea movie, Chinese media

Preparing to fight the new imperial Japan, China, the Marines return to their 1940s roots. The new Vision 2030 is about seizing islands, securing strongholds, and projecting power to deny Chinese freedom of action.
A Hollywood movie for historians, social justice folks, patriots, and the age of coronavirus. It would examine the courage of two Americans during the Korean War.
Chinese media celebrates Xi’s disingenuous G-20 speech. The Chinese president did not offer much truth.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

China's defective kits, Iran - Robert Levinson, Maduro indictment, Spain NATO

The old lesson in China’s sale of defective coronavirus kits to Spain. The Chinese have been at this game for a while now, and we don’t seem to learn what’s going on.
Iran must be held to account over Robert Levinson’s death. The regime consistently lied about its detention of Levenson and did so without much regret.
Nicolas Maduro’s indictment signals that the U.S. won’t compromise with the pretender president. Good, but it won’t push Maduro’s despicable regime out of power.
Spain needs NATO assistance, and a coronavirus reality check. The Spanish government has been a very poor alliance member in recent years.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Submarine Deterrence

We hate isolation, ballistic missile crews love it. The U.S. Navy’s 14 SSBN submarines are designed, crewed, and operated towards staying hidden and close to target.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Various pieces

Why a global coronavirus cease fire won’t work. Unfortunately, too many adversaries have too little interest in putting cooperation over chaos.
In his speech to Britons, Boris Johnson shows Winston Churchill is on his mind. The prime minister tried to draw a line from the struggles of the Second World War to the present.
China won’t pay, but Josh Hawley’s resolution deserves your support. We must hold the Chinese Communist Party for its deceptions and its utterly incompetent handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

and from yesterday...

Here's what Chinese state run media is telling its citizens. Basically: Xi is great, America is bad, and the world is grateful for the Communist Party's leadership. And you should be too.

Amid coronavirus, a reminder of why air supremacy matters. It offers the best means to deter and defeat adversaries in a situations where other means of force are restricted.

Why China's coronavirus PR strategy is ultimately doomed. The Communist regime has lied too much and with too much arrogance.

Friday, March 20, 2020

NSA China, FDA lethargy, 2024 coronavirus, Russia, WW1 memorial

 Did the NSA bust China’s coronavirus cover-up? Here are the good reasons to think it’s possible.
Inflexible, bureaucratic FDA is dragging its feet on coronavirus response. President Trump needs to tell the agency to get a grip.
2024 presidential candidates campaign on coronavirus. Three governors stand out here as prospective presidential candidates who are ordering increasingly extreme policies.
What’s going on with coronavirus in Russia? The statistics do not match up with reality. Here’s why.
World War One memorial construction should give us pride. The project shows that life goes on, even after the greatest hardships. And it honors those who deserve it.

WW1 Memorial

With Joseph Weishaar, designer of the World War One memorial under construction at Pershing Park. Taken a few weeks ago.


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Racism and China, WW2, Navy readiness

Racism is bad, and China is America’s foremost enemy. Xi Jinping’s Communist regime must be called out for its nature and strategic intent.
Every day of World War Two was worse than these Coronavirus days. The loss of human life and the stakes involved were exponentially higher.
Hypocrisy defined: former Obama official attacks Trump administration over Navy readiness. The Obama administration was truly disastrous in its handling of military readiness concerns.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Expel Ambassador, Coronavirus information, National sovereignty

China expels U.S. journalists from its soil? U.S. should expel the Chinese Ambassador. There is ample cause for action here.
Xi’s Coronavirus information warfare. Beijing is employing a mixture of deception, fake aid, and overt lies to shift the blame for the global pandemic.
In Coronavirus border shutdown, a reminder that national sovereignty is critical. The responsibility of any good government is to ensure its citizens come first.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Military, China, Jobs

The Military faces two particular Coronavirus challenges: readiness and deterrence related

Expel China's Ambassador over Coronavirus lies. The Communist Party must be taught a lesson on etiquette

Total Coronavirus shutdown risks destroying millions of lives. People need to earn money

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Iran attacks, Xi clown, Biodefenses

The U.S. may have to target Iran inside Iran to stop rocket attacks in Iraq. The Iranians have clearly decided they can entertain dominant escalation over the U.S.

Xi the Pennywise-style clown hides Coronavirus truth in his gulag. The dissapearing of another human rights activist is part and parcel of Beijing's response.

No, the Trump administration did not undermine the nation's bio-defenses. The restructuring on the National Security Council did not negatively affect related concerns.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Iran vs. US in Iraq, Coronavirus 2nd Amendment

Why Iran just escalated against America in Iraq. The Iranian leadership have decided that they can gain by pushing against the limits of President Trump’s resolve.
The Second Amendment offers a compelling rationale for confidence amid the threat of Coronavirus chaos. The risk of criminal action against civilians is reduced by the popular access to guns.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Xi's Coronavirus lies, Conservative budget

Xi Jinping's Coronavirus body of lies. The Chinese president is claiming victory amid a misery of his own making.

British Conservatives present a left wing budget. Boris Johnson's priorities are to consolidate the new northern Tory seats, and ensure Coronavirus does not undermine his government's popularity.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Biden Secret Service, Trump defamation suits, Tom Hanks vs. U-Boats

Why Joe Biden will likely have a Secret Service detail assigned to him by April 1. The former Vice President faces an array of threats that will concern the DHS.

Trump’s media lawsuits are about the campaign, not the law. The president’s campaign team will not succeed in their defamation suits against CNN, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. But that’s not the point here.

Tom Hanks’ new movie, Greyhound, speaks to American glory. The story of American and British mariners fighting the U-Boats to resupply Britain is an important one.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Erdogan bows to Putin, Trump vs. ICC, Police shooting

 In Moscow, Erdogan bows to Putin. The Turkish leader came to the Russian capital with new ammunition for compromises. Instead, he bowed to Putin.

Trump should make the International Criminal Court pay for its anti-American idiocy. The U.S. must rebuke the ICC’s effort to intimidate American soldiers and spies.

A bodycam video shows a police officer’s anguish at being forced to fire. The officer in North Carolina tried 25 times to de-escalate the suspect.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Taliban deal, James Bond, GRU embarrassment

The Taliban peace deal farce. Nothing is going as it was supposed to be going, but the Taliban are having fun.
James Bond has been shelved, but his real life counterparts have not. Britain’s MI6 is a rather resourceful, if quirky, organization.
Two years later, Russia can’t get over the GRU’s disastrous assassination mission in London. The Skripal hit wasn’t exactly a textbook intelligence operation.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Turkey Russia, AIPAC China, Iran nuclear

 U.S. increases support to Turkey and warns Russia of sanctions over Syria. The Trump administration is right to turn up the heat on Vladimir Putin.

At AIPAC, Mike Pompeo misses an opportunity to pressure Israel on China. A top U.S. ally, Israel’s support for Chinese tech development is problematic for U.S. security.
Iran takes its nuclear threat to the next level. Tehran’s decision to grow its uranium stockpile to near weapon-able levels is deeply concerning.

Monday, March 2, 2020

China camps, USAF Chief

China follows lead of Nazis and Stalin, throws civilians into forced labor camps. The Uighur plight keeps getting worse.
In new USAF commanding general, it’s Brown, not black, that matters most. The incoming Air Force chief of staff is well predisposed to lead against China.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Erdogan Putin, Trump Harry, Labour Party

Will Erdogan let Vladimir Putin play him again in Syria? The Turkish president has a choice to make between hoping for the best with bombs, and playing hardball with Russia.

Why won’t Trump follow Canada’s lead on protection costs for Prince Harry? The not-so-royal Harry is taking U.S. taxpayers for a ride.

Would-be British Labour Party leaders fail on the big antisemitism question. At a leadership debate on Thursday, the party showed it has a long way to go to regain trust.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine, Iran China

Coronavirus vaccine shows why Bernie is wrong about pharmaceutical regulation. The Democratic front runner ignores the facts in favor of human interest.

Iran and China are pathological Coronavirus liars. So why do 2020 Democrats seem so keen to trust them?

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

EU, Free Speech, Foreign Policy

EU doubles down on defense spending joke. The political bloc has cut investments in much needed capabilities.

Britain’s free speech problem rumbles on. Three different stories in the period of seven days testify to the challenge.

A foreign policy debate fit for Coronavirus. The Democratic presidential primary field were not terribly impressive in their solutions to the challenges facing America.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Russia BS, Bernie's Nicaragua, CPAC coups, Cotton Coronavirus

Why Russia is blaming the Coronavirus outbreak on the United States. It fits in a longstanding pattern of Russian active measures strategy.

For Bernie Sanders, Nicaragua offers problems. The Senator’s support for violent Communist authoritarians is a storied one.

CPAC would have benefitted from some coup panel balance. With six “coup” panels, a need for varied debate would seem obvious.

Tom Cotton’s Coronavirus conspiracy theory deserves some keen attention. The Chinese government is changing his tune on where and when the outbreak first occurred.