Thursday, June 30, 2022

Biden deployments, Secret Service

Biden's new Europe military deployments are well-intentioned but a serious mistake. The U.S. doesn't have enough warships and aircraft in the Pacific, sending even more to Europe represents an unaffordable risk to U.S. deterrence against China.

Legitimate Secret Service concerns explain why Tony Ornato and Robert Engel might not want to testify before the January 6 Commission. It's the agency's motto.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

NATO summit

NATO's key problem is underlined by Madrid summit location. Spain is the second worst offender in the alliance when it comes to %-of-GDP spending on defense. The issue is urgent amid Russia's war in Europe and rising Chinese demands on the U.S. military.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Congress defense waste

U.S. military chief for China shreds Congress on junk spending. Indo-Pacific Command needs more of what can survive, see and strike the PLA. Not old transport helicopters and glorified yachts.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Littoral lifeline

Congress helps China by saving useless Littoral Combat Ships. The Navy needs vessels capable of surviving and succeeding against the PLA. Not wannabe floating graveyards.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

From Russia with explosions?

Did Russian hackers blow up a Texas LNG pipeline on June 8? A Russian military intelligence unit was conducting preparatory targeting reconnaissance earlier this year. The explosion correlates with a possible attack method seen by the same unit.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Taiwan Strait

Send an international flotilla through the Taiwan Strait. China must know that the response to its escalating aggression will be both multilateral and robust.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Putin the Great?, Merkel's whitewash

Declaring himself a modern Peter the Great, Putin issues a new threat against Estonia. The Russian president drew a line between Russia's historic Tsar and his own policies.

Bleaching her Ukraine record, Angela Merkel provides a whitewash masterclass. The former German Chancellor appears to be living in an alternate reality.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Supreme Court security

It's time to simplify and strengthen security for Supreme Court Justices. There is too much overlap between the Marshals Service and the Supreme Court Police.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

China tariffs

Why Biden must not drink from China's poisoned tariff chalice. The costs to U.S. security interests would be significant, and the gains to China immense.

Monday, June 6, 2022

China chaffe

China chaffes itself in the face. Its latest air antics with Australia will only harden the new government's attitude towards Beijing.

Friday, June 3, 2022


 Why Queen Elizabeth II's jubilee is such a big deal for Britain. The Queen encapsulates history and tradition in a manner that appeals to Britons best sense of their place in the world.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

HIMARS to Ukraine, the risks to Europe's project, Jacinda Ardern's undeserved Harvard award

Why U.S. rocket artillery is a game changer for Ukraine. It will provide two key benefits to Kyiv's  defense of eastern Ukraine.

The war in Ukraine is dooming the European project. National divisions over energy and security are increasingly incompatible with the ideal of a United States of Europe.

Honoring Jacinda Ardern, Harvard University fails the test of the geopolitical moment. New Zealand's Prime Minister is a false stalwart for global democratic norms.