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


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.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

David Fravor, Sweden coronavirus

Why you should take David Fravor at his word. The Navy pilot saw something extraordinary back in 2004, and his character record suggests he should be believed.

Second wave of coronavirus cases suggests Sweden may have got it right. We must balance public health with the urgent need for a return to some semblance of social normalcy.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

ISIS Afghanistan, Russia ricin, Israel Pompeo, China Wuhan

Why ISIS attacked an Afghan maternity hospital.
The terrorist group has three rationales motivating its atrocities.
Russia likely plotted to assassinate Czech politicians with bio-weapons. There are many interesting questions and considerations in this case.

Mike Pompeo issues Israel a much needed warning on China. The Secretary of State has finally addressed Israel's excessive cooperation with Beijing.
Does China’s cover-up fetish have a limit? The Chinese government is now scrubbing evidence of what happened at Wuhan’s wet markets.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Bush and Obama, Russia reopening Putin's $, China vaccine theft

George W. Bush and the sadness of Obama’s 2020 election interjections. Bush didn’t criticize Obama over Iraq, so why is Obama hitting Trump over Flynn and coronavirus?

Why Putin is reopening his economy even as things get worse with coronavirus. It's a necessary evil from the Russian leader's interest point of view.
Pro-Trump or anti-Trump, don’t take money from Vladimir Putin. All Americans should agree that Russia is not our friend - at least under Putin - and thus not a political-business partner.
Of course China is stealing coronavirus vaccine research. Beijing has no regard for intellectual property and a great desire to win the vaccine race.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Wuhan intelligence, Iraq PM, VE 75

Intelligence on Wuhan laboratory shows a cover up. It just doesn’t show why. There is murky information on the lab, don’t rush to judgment either way.
Mustafa al-Kadhimi is Iraq’s great new hope. The prime minister formerly headed Iraq’s national intelligence service. He is generally pro-American.
75 years ago, humanity’s greatest ever victory. The defeat of Nazism stands singular in history’s recording of important events.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Pompeo Wuhan, EU doormat, Duterte authoritarianism, Mike Flynn

Big data is behind Mike Pompeo's Wuhan laboratory claims. The NSA has evidence of a wide ranging cover-up in relation to the Wuhan institute of virology.

EU doubles down on Beijing doormat strategy. The pathetic submission to Chinese censors is very telling.

Destroying press freedom, Rodrigo Duterte echoes Caligula. The Filipino president seems determined to go down in history as an authoritarian buffoon.

Michael Flynn deserves his freedom, but should never have been appointed national security adviser. His choices with regards to Russia were absurd.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

North Korea, Venezuela

Three North Korea misconceptions. Don’t buy into the idea that we know very little about what is happening in Kim Jong Un’s hermit kingdom.
Jordan Goudreau must answer questions over Venezuela debacle. The former Green Beret appears to be responsible for a disastrous incident.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Navy Barents Sea, Lexgen

Navy Barents Sea deployment: what the media are missing. This is far from the first time since the 1980s that the U.S. Navy has been in the Barents. Here’s why and how it matters.
Meet the High Schoolers offering civics curriculum to students across the nation. The efforts of Lexgen deserve applause.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Coronavirus Soviets, North Koreans

Coronavirus is proving some Americans don't mind the Soviet model. Or at least don't mind it as much as we might hope to expect.

Why the North Koreans might have fired on the South Koreans. The most likely reason is an accident, or it might be Kim reminding us he's in power.

Friday, May 1, 2020

China v Trump, Tom Moore, UFOs

Why China likely wants Trump to lose the election. The key factor is Trump's shaking up of China's expected ease of business with Washington.

Meet the 100 year-old British coronavirus hero. Captain Tom Moore has earned his nation's celebration.

Speaking with The Federalist's Emily Jashinsky about UFOs. Listen here.