Friday, March 29, 2024

Poland vs. Spain

Poland rightly calls out NATO freeloading Spain. Madrid has systemically refused to take its NATO obligations or the alliance's defensive remit seriously.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

IC-DEI issues, Xi's "outstanding leadership"

The intelligence community can balance individual needs with DEI absurdity. Recent releases from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence point to deepening risks for intelligence tradecraft.

China claims U.S. executives salute Xi's "outstanding leadership" in Beijing. A delegation of American business leaders met with Xi on Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Putin ISIS attack narrative, Hamas has initiative, Poland missile, Nuclear deterrence

Putin makes absurd claim that U.S. both warned of and facilitated ISIS attack. The Russian govt. narrative is pitch perfect KGB-style BS.

The U.S. has encouraged Hamas to avoid a hostage deal. By the UN abstention vote, the U.S. has given Hamas reason to believe time and the political winds are on its side.

Poland must expel the Russian ambassador. Andreev's failure to respect a diplomatic summons request shows Moscow's intolerable contempt for Warsaw.

Thank nuclear submariners, not 'nuclear disarmament consultants' for our avoidance of nuclear war. The key means of avoiding nuclear war is the effective deterrent of those who would otherwise consider starting it.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Johnson debt

Speaker Mike Johnson's fake fiscal conservatism. Asked about how he wants to address the soaring national debt, Johnson responded with dishonest half-truths and distractions.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Trump-NATO, British princess

Trump's positive clarification on NATO. The former president and 2024 GOP presidential nominee says he would "100%" defend NATO allies that meet the 2%-of-GDP spending target.

50 years ago today, another British Princess nearly went missing. Anne's prospective disappearance involved a far more concerning event than Catherine's.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

WSJ, Goodbye Guam, Havana Syndrome

Guest piece for Wall Street Journal: Putin labels me a terrorist.

Biden's 'goodbye Guam' defense budget. The president has failed to fund critical improvements to Guam's means of defending against Chinese missile attacks.

As the Havana Syndrome scandal rumbles on, Nikolai Patrushev must be laughing. The House Intel. Commitee is rightly scrutinizing the Intelligence Community's assessment.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Russia nuclear forces, Macron Ukraine

Putin says Russia's nuclear forces are superior to America's. He's wrong. The reality is that the U.S. has a significant overmatch in the undersea and air domains of the nuclear triad.

Macron takes a welcome lead for European security. The French president is pledging to bolster Ukraine's defense against Russia.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Latvia, Russia escalation

Speaker Mike Johnson should have made time to meet with Latvia's prime minister. The top Republican in Congress should recognize the value of this reliable ally.

Russia is escalating against the West. NATO must remain resolute in face of Moscow's intimidation efforts.

Monday, March 11, 2024


Trump decides to put China first. Sucking up to Orban and opposing a ban on TikTok, Trump sets himself  in Beijing's corner on two key issues.

Friday, March 8, 2024


Pentagon UFO agency's report shows analytic bias. AARO fails to consider the historical record and relies on spurious prior assessments in its new report.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Gaza port, Wang Yi

Biden's Gaza port plan is signaling to domestic and foreign audiences. There are obvious alternatives but not ones that would allow Biden to send his desired messages.

Wang Yi demands U.S. share high-tech knowledge. The Chinese foreign minister/CFAC director was in particularly ridiculous form on Thursday.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Russia arrest warrant, CCP delegates

The Hermitage Museum trip is off. The Russians have issued an arrest warrant for me.

Chinese Communist Party politicians demonstrate Xi's corrosive authoritarianism. The BBC questioned delegates to the National People's Congress. They didn't get  answers.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Mossad-Oct. 7, Haiti

Mossad's long response to the Oct. 7 attacks has only just begun. Israel's foreign intelligence service will hunt down those responsible for years to come. And in many countries.

Haiti's fate likely rests on control over Port-au-Prince airport. If the airport falls, Kenyan reinforcements and the country's prime minister cannot land.

Monday, March 4, 2024

Germany-Taurus, GOP leadership

Germany must not dance to Russia's Taurus waltz. The leak of a German air force conversation shows how the Russians aim to manipulate Germany and its allies.

GOP leadership hopefuls forget John McCain and form a 'swamp' alliance with Kari Lake. Those who wish to replace Mitch McConnell appear to care more about their own success than character.

Friday, March 1, 2024

Gaza aid

U.S. military aid drop into Gaza is necessary. The humanitarian situation is increasingly precarious, and U.S. needs to show solidarity with the concerns of its regional allies.