Browsing All posts tagged under »U.S. National Security«

Don’t Let The Department Of Defense Become The Department Of Distraction

March 18, 2021 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ One of the fundamental roles of a leader is organizing people—knowing how to direct people’s efforts and where to allocate resources. Failing to establish clear priorities leads to wasted effort or, worse, mission failure. A famous maxim warns leaders: “If everything is important, nothing is.” No one should envy the job […]

Biden/ChiCom Collusion Is Threat Number 1

December 10, 2020 by

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MARK ALEXANDER  ~     We are on a kinetic-warfare collision course with China. “Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.” —James Madison (1787) U.S. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe has issued a dire warning for our nation and the future of American Liberty. And there is nothing hyperbolic about that warning. […]

Climate Security Confusion Abounds

June 13, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The news media has been reporting what looks like a conflict within the Trump Administration, over the national security implications of climate change. Supposedly the conflict is between military and intelligence reports describing serious security implications and the Administrations position that climate change is not a serious threat. There may […]

A 9/11 Retrospective

September 11, 2018 by

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Honoring those who perished, and those defending our nation in the Long War today. Publius · Sep. 11, 2018  ~  Today we solemnly mark the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attack on our nation, when 2,977 innocents, mostly American citizens, were murdered by Islamic fascists. In keeping with the presidential proclamation, all flags should be flown at […]

The CIA Lost This Intel Network on Obama’s Watch

August 24, 2018 by

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Failure meant at least a dozen American assets in China were captured and executed. By Harold Hutchison ~  It seems that the Obama administration’s inattention/bungling in the areas of foreign policy, national security, and intelligence has gotten even worse than you can imagine. Details emerged earlier this month inForeign Policy about how the CIA’s network of human intelligence assets in […]

What The Flynn Plea Means

December 2, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ There’s less to the news than meets the eye. Former Trump-administration national-security adviser Michael Flynn is expected to plead guilty today to lying to the FBI regarding his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the United States. Flynn, who is reportedly cooperating with the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller, is […]

Congress: Have The Lunatics Taken Over The Asylum?

November 8, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ In 1919 silent film actor Charlie Chaplin and others sought to protect their work and control their careers by forming United Artists. Richard A. Rowland, then head of Metro Studios, originated a phrase that, ever since, is used to reference situations in which people least capable […]

Send Leakers To Jail

June 16, 2017 by

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By Deroy Murdock ~ Washington’s blabocracy is endangering our national security. The next time President Donald J. Trump thinks about national-security leakers, he should shout this four-letter word: “Jail!” Washington has become riddled with leaks. They far exceed gossip whispered to journalists to hamper political rivals. Breaking news that Steve Bannon oversalts his eggs or […]

Ukrainian National Infiltrates Harrisburg High School

March 5, 2016 by

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By Michael Cutler ~ A series of recent disturbing news reports have focused on an alleged illegal alien, Artur Samarin, a citizen of the Ukraine who reportedly entered the United States with a non-immigrant visa.  He apparently decided that rather than return to his native country, as required under the terms of his lawful admission into […]

US Navy Turns 240 Today. Here’s Why Obama Shouldn’t Reduce Its Capabilities Further.

October 14, 2015 by

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By Tyler Hanley ~ On this day in 1775, the U.S. Navy was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. Throughout its illustrious history, the U.S. Navy has helped protect American citizens and interests around the world by protecting freedom of navigation, maintaining air superiority, and projecting American power abroad. Navy personnel have admirably […]

Whistleblowers Claim Obama White House Uses ‘Doctored’ Intel Reports

October 10, 2015 by

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By Jim Kouri, CPP. ~ Some of the U.S. intelligence community’s top analysts reportedly informed the Pentagon watchdog that their reports have been systematically edited to backup President Barack Obama‘s — and his national security team’s — assertions that the war on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as more successful than it actually is, according to news reports […]

Salon Writer: ‘National Security’ Means Less Money For Military, More For Education And Health Care

May 26, 2015 by

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By Tom Johnson ~ In the early 1990s, politicians floated the term “peace dividend” regarding a hoped-for post-Cold War reduction in the U.S. defense budget, and Pentagon spending indeed fell somewhat in the mid- and late ‘90s. Sean McElwee, a research associate at the lefty think tank Demos, argues that America now needs a post-9/11, […]

President Obama And ‘I Dream Of Jeannie’

March 30, 2015 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ The success of the late 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie was attributed to the fantasy-oriented premise of a 2000-year old genie released into 20thcentury society. What if fantasy were reality and such a genie, released into the 21st century, could replace, with the snap of the […]

Obama’s Cancerous Leadership And The Vortex Feeding It

February 7, 2015 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ Obama’s legacy-absent a major shift in foreign policy-is clearly established. Taking editorial license with Winston Churchill’s famous quote lauding Royal Air Force pilots in World War II for defeating Germany’s Luftwaffe and applying it to Obama and his leadership team: “Never in the field of human conflict has […]

Lies, Damn Lies And The State Of The Union Address

February 4, 2015 by

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By Herbert London ~ The pundits have spoken. Most believe that the State of The Union Address is a combination of self-congratulation over what was done in the last year and a laundry list of what should be done in the year ahead. In reality it represents fanfare without substance; there is scarcely a difference […]

Hey, Defense Department: Focus On ISIS, Not Climate Change

October 15, 2014 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ As world leaders remain locked in on the threat of ISIS, the U.S. Department of Defense laid out its plan to fight a different battle: ice caps. In a new report, DOD argues that climate change poses “immediate risks to U.S. national security” because of warmer temperatures, rising sea levels, changing […]

Obama’s ISIS Plan: Outsourcing U.S. National Security In A Chaotic World

September 12, 2014 by

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By LTC Allen West (U.S. Army Ret) ~ I just finished listening to President Obama delivering his strategy for dealing with ISIS and my summation of what Obama stated is simply: “Outsourcing US National Security in a Chaotic World.” Lots of you here aren’t career military combat warriors, so let me explain why this speech […]

South Texas, The Nation’s New Front Line

July 14, 2014 by

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By Colonel Kenneth Allard (U.S. Army, Ret) ~ The place where American military forces are most needed is neither Iraq nor Afghanistan, but on our overrun border with Mexico. Like other national security problems, this one smoldered for a long time before becoming exponentially worse over the past two months. Now there are only two […]

Kristof: Republicans ‘Biggest Threat To America’s National Security’

July 25, 2011 by

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By Mark Finkelstein Latest dispatch from the Department of Dissent Is No Longer Patriotic: because they won’t raise taxes, Republican “maniacs” are more dangerous to US national security than al Qaeda. That is the view of Nicholas Kristof, as expressed in his New York Times column of today, “Republicans, Zealots and Our Security.” From the […]

National Security Agencies Fail To Protect U.S.

June 20, 2010 by

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By Jim Kouri, CPP. The following is based on a report from the U.S. Congress obtained by the 14,000-member National Association of Chiefs of Police. Recent terrorist events such as the attempted bomb attacks in New York’s Times Square and aboard an airliner on Christmas Day 2009 are reminders that national security challenges have expanded […]

Don’t Call The Terrorists By Their Name

April 8, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt Barack Obama seems to think that if he refuses to mention why they fight, terrorists will forget: President Barack Obama’s advisers plan to remove terms such as “Islamic radicalism” from a document outlining national security strategy and will use the new version to emphasize that the U.S. does not view Muslim nations […]

Warfighting 101

February 18, 2010 by

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By Mark Alexander “A universal peace … is in the catalogue of events, which will never exist but in the imaginations of visionary philosophers, or in the breasts of benevolent enthusiasts.” –James Madison I spent much of the last week participating in a national security forum organized by the Air War College and hosted by […]