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US Ground Troops for Syria: A Really Bad Idea

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

The president is being asked by the Pentagon to provide U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS in Syria. If the president is wise, he will run as fast as he can the other way. There are four potential traps here: The cost in American lives; The nature of the Syrian…

Will NATO fight? And for What? (la NATO combatterà? E per cosa?​)

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

The one thing I am convinced about is that the Russians can count.  They know the size and capability of NATO-directed forces deployed in the Baltic States and Poland, and they know that NATO is, despite recent frenetic activity and the delivery of tanks and equipment, far from prepared.  But......

Return of the Dark Ages?*

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Recently Spengler (David Goldman) used the examples of right-wing homosexual Milos Yiannopoulos and Chinese classical pianist Yuja Wang to illustrate the collapse of the value-system painstakingly erected over centuries by a fusion of Judeo-Christian morality and Greco-Roman ethics. Also recently, Pankaj Mishra published a book entitled Age of Anger: A History......

Banning The Muslim Brotherhood

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

President Trump is considering designating the global Muslim Brotherhood organization as terrorist. It’s about time.  Two days before he signed the Executive Order on “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals, the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) began organizing nationwide protests against the anticipated order, which......

Identifying ill-intended refugees

Monday, February 6th, 2017

President Donald Trump’s executive order on “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” has been met with alarm, which grew into hysteria, by opponents on the Left and some on the Right, at home and abroad. Though, a court order to halt the EO was not anticipated. The......

U.S. Warships Need Better Protection*

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

The Iranian-backed Houthis suicide attack on a Saudi Arabian frigate in Western Yemen, in Bab al-Mandab Strait on January 30, resulted in the deaths of two Saudi sailors and wounding three others.  The ship struck the rear, was badly damaged.  On the audio of the video of the attack, shouts......

Trump’s Misperception on Russia and China*

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

President Donald Trump has started doing what he said he’d do, but he dangerously misreads US strategic interests. Donald Trump’s first week in office has been a distinctly mixed bag. The chaos and confusion of the transition period have been carried over to the inception of the administration.  Some decisions......

Trump-team Challenge: Hardening the Critical Infrastructure*

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Cyber warfare is rapidly becoming part of the modern military and political arsenal of many nations including the United States. US President Donald Trump wants to stop cyber attacks. He is bringing in top corporate experts as advisers and has asked former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani to act as......