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Turkey Chooses Dictatorship, to the Detriment of the Free World
The runoff election victory of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is bad news all around.
The list of losers is long: Western and Eastern Europe, NATO, U.S. security interests in central Asia and North Africa. Financial markets aren't pleased with Erdogan's reelection. On June 2 the value of the Turkish lira hit a new low: 20.75 to the U....Read more
The U.S. and China Wage Diplomatic War in the Central and South Pacific
Eighty-one years separate 1942 and 2023. In that human lifetime, the technologies of war have changed, as have some of the regional and global actors. Great Power rivalry definitely isn't ancient history in the Pacific and East Asia. However, communist China is now the expansionist power, not imperial Japan. The U.S. is still the challenged, ...Read more
Memorial Day In Contemporary America
Memorial Day emerged from America's most deadly and destructive war: the Civil War.
Agreed, social, political and moral divisions are wracking and weakening contemporary America. But no external or internal challenge quite compares to the Civil War -- at least not yet.
Measured by soldiers and civilians killed in combat and by war's ...Read more
South Korea Bets Arsenal Ships Will Give North Korea and China Second Thoughts
Threatened by North Korean nuclear weapons and communist Chinese conventional air and missile fires, South Korea has decided to spend serious money on an old but often spurned military concept: the arsenal ship.
The concept is simple. Take a very large but comparatively inexpensive civilian commercial ship. Oil supertankers and huge container...Read more
How Do We Improve Global Maritime Security?
Once again Iran's robed dictators are launching attacks on oil tankers attempting to transit the Strait of Hormuz. In the last two weeks of April, Iranian forces boarded and seized two oil tankers. One tanker carried crude destined for the U.S., so its seizure constituted a direct attack on American maritime commerce.
Iran's corrupt ayatollah...Read more
Why Turkey's May 14 Election Really Matters
Turkey's May 14, 2023, national elections are critical, foremost for Turkish citizens. Their democracy is at stake.
But that isn't the only reason Turkish and European media call next week's vote the most important in 100 years. The election, which pits the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against the much more moderate Kemal Kilicdaroglu, also...Read more
Communist China's Police Stations In America Are Focused State Terrorism
At a New York City press briefing held April 17, U.S. Attorney Breon Peace nailed the core national security issue at stake in The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Police Stations in America Fiasco: "This prosecution reveals the Chinese government's flagrant violation of our nation's sovereignty by establishing a secret police station in the ...Read more
Biden's Afghanistan Lies Are a Crime against the American People and Honest History
On Aug. 31, 2021, as the world witnessed via live television the Biden administration's Afghanistan debacle, Reuters published a partial transcript of a July 23, 2021, phone call between President Joe Biden and Afghan government then-president Ashraf Ghani.
Before reading the quote, remember Biden held and still holds command authority over ...Read more
Evaluating Mac Thornberry's Four Critical Points
On March 8 BreakingDefense.com published a thoughtful essay by former congressman and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Mac Thornberry.
Thornberry's essay had an imposing title: "Four points to understand in order to meet America's global challenges."
Thornberry named four points he claimed U.S. leaders must recognize if America...Read more
The Finns Are Ready to Deter Russia
On March 27, Hungary's parliament overwhelmingly approved Finland's application to join NATO. Finland and Sweden, both Cold War neutrals, applied to join NATO in May 2022.
NATO has 30 members and requires unanimity to admit a new member. Hungary made 29 for Finland. The alliance awaits Turkey's decision.
On March 17, after opposing Finnish and...Read more
U.S. Real-Time Intel Helps India Deal China A Defeat
In December 2022 I wrote a column titled "India and China Clash on The Roof of the World."
The Himalayan terrain and history where the incident that occurred Dec. 9, 2022, is obscure and complex. However, conflict between Asia's two giants has global significance. The clash rated headlines throughout east Asia and the Pacific -- headlines from ...Read more
The Southern Border Is a Hybrid War Zone
The March 12 Incident On The Paso Del Norte Bridge confirms the U.S.-Mexico border is once again a war zone.
The March 12 Incident is an outrage that demonstrates the U.S. is currently under continuous hybrid war assault.
The hybrid war's current weapons: deadly drugs (fentanyl), human trafficking (to include child sex and work slavery), ...Read more