Wednesday, January 31, 2024

China Marcos

China attempts to encircle the Philippines' Marcos at home and at sea. Beijing senses an opportunity to corral the president.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024


How the U.S. can thread the escalation needle on Iran. The U.S. needs to deter Iran from attacks such as that which occurred on Sunday without precipitating escalation toward war.

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Ukraine deep strikes

Ukraine refocuses on defense and deep strikes. The combination allows Kyiv the opportunity to attrit Russian forces and degrade Putin's domestic credibility.

Friday, January 19, 2024


If only Jim Mattis ran for president. The former Marine and defense secretary has a character and intellect well beyond that of Biden and Trump.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

North Korea

Kim Jong Un sets up his 2024 wild card threat. The North Korean leader appears determined to contribute, negatively, to the deteriorating international security environment.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Hezbollah, Lloyd Austih

Israel can go after Hezbollah without U.S. military participation. It is not in America's interest to join a war against Hezbollah.

from Sunday

Lloyd Austin must go. He has failed to show basic leadership over his hospitalization.

Thursday, January 4, 2024


As Biden fears escalation, Israel and the Houthis pursue their divergent initiatives. The U.S. is primarily concerned with avoiding escalation, the Israelis and the Houthis are showing greater tolerance for it.