In response to China's increasingly powerful blue-water navy and deployment of long-range "carrier killer" anti-ship ballistic missiles, the U.S. Army has developed a suite of weapons designed to destroy or suppress Chinese targets from very long ranges, and do so quickly and precisely while reducing the threat these Chinese weapons pose to ...Read more
It's nationwide knowledge that in early May the Colonial Pipeline company suffered a severe cyberattack that shut down its pipeline connecting Texas to the East Coast. On June 1 JBS Foods suffered another crippling cyberattack. According to industry estimates, JBS controls 20% of the slaughtering capacity for American cattle and hogs. The JBS ...Read more
Mounting evidence strongly indicates the COVID-19/Wuhan virus escaped from a lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan in November 2019.
An accidental or premeditated release? The motive matters.
However, this chain of events is certain: The initial incident caused the disease to spread throughout China. The embarrassed Chinese Communist Party regime ...Read more
In May 2014, I quit kidding myself that China was at war with the United States. I realized China intended to dominate the world by mandating the terms of international engagement. This meant China was at war with the world -- moderating treaties, legal notions and productive trust be damned.
May 2014's triggering event: 70 or so Chinese ...Read more
In early May, the U.N. released a report updating its investigation into the horrid crimes perpetrated by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria terrorists against almost every group in northern Iraq and eastern Syria. The goal of the investigation is bold -- to hold accountable the ISIS thugs who committed the atrocities.
For several reasons, I ...Read more
To quote the U.S. Navy's official announcement, on May 6 the cruiser USS Monterey "seized an illicit shipment of weapons from a stateless dhow in international waters of the North Arabian Sea." The list of weaponry aboard the dhow included advanced Russian-made anti-tank missiles, around 3,000 Chinese assault rifles, several hundred light ...Read more
In April, the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet ran a much-anticipated Fleet battle problem. Arguably, its dull official name, Unmanned Integrated Battle Problem 21, was a touch misleading.
Navy Fleet battle problems have a remarkable history for testing technology, training sailors, developing organizations and informing long-term decisions that have ...Read more
Russia and China are conducting multiple probing operations intended to test President Biden's administration as a whole and, to be frank, directly target Joe Biden as the septuagenarian human being who ostensibly leads what China's communist propagandists ritually deride as the U.S.-led "Liberal International Order" but recently scorned as "U.S...Read more
Divide and conquer, or divide and rule, was a maxim Chinese strategist Sun Tzu stressed in 500 B.C. Sun wrote that the supreme military commander "subjugates other people's armies without engaging in battle, captures other people's fortified cities without attacking them." Defeating an enemy "without fighting is the true pinnacle of excellence."...Read more
The psychological-warfare attack -- its script straight from the antifa/Black Lives Matter version of the Cold War's Marxist playbook -- began in January when the predictable chorus of hard-left hacks in academia, media and government vilified the American military with toxic allegations calculated to demoralize military personnel, sow ...Read more
In his new book, "The China Nightmare: The Grand Ambitions of a Decaying State," scholar Daniel Blumenthal makes a telling point about the Chinese dictatorship's operational and strategic decisions: "China is not just driven by its own assessment of its strengths and weaknesses; it carefully calculates Washington's power and will before acting."...Read more