Russian ‘False Flag’ to Justify Ukraine Invasion

Western intelligence agencies continue to predict an invasion under absurd pretexts.

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Secrecy and Democracy

How do we know when our government is telling us the truth?

US Waives Iran Sanctions as Deal Nears

The Biden administration is close to repairing the damage Trump caused.

Raid on Terrorist Leader Kills More Civilians

The American way of war kills a lot of noncombatants.

Butterfly Center Closed Over Fears of Conspiracy Nuts

A ginned up controversy regarding a border nature reserve has escalated.

Ukraine: Advantage Putin? Advantage NATO?

Expert opinion on the standoff differs sharply.

Game of Chicken Kiev

The United States and its NATO allies are in a dangerous standoff.

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In honor of MLK, some dubious tweets & a lesser-known speech

Once again, today marks a day where folks who would never have supported Dr. King decide they should praise him

Erik Kurilla Nominated as Next CENTCOM Chief

A former classmate is going to be one of the US military’s most senior leaders.

Richard Marcinko, 1940-2021

The Rogue Warrior is gone at 81.

Saudi Arabia Building Ballistic Missiles with Chinese Help

Our ostensibly ally is working with our chief adversary against our interests.

Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci participates in a briefing Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Chandler West) Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci participates in a briefing Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Chandler West)

The Fauci Who Stole Christmas

You’re a monster, Dr. Grinch, Your heart’s an empty hole.

News, Analysis, and Opinion

The continuing calls to abandon objectivity in reporting in favor of a particular agenda.

Major Kimberly Bender, Director Air Force Public Affairs , Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, receives the first of two COVID 19 vaccine shots, Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 29 Jan 2021. Major Kimberly Bender, Director Air Force Public Affairs , Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, receives the first of two COVID 19 vaccine shots, Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 29 Jan 2021.

Military Vaccine Deadlines Pass

Some 98 percent of active service members are now vaccinated. The rest will be discharged.

Putin, Ukraine, and History

Russia’s leader sees the situation in the former Soviet Republic quite differently than the West.

Military Justice Reform Watered Down

The Pentagon brass have defeated a supermajority coalition in Congress.

Bob Dole, 1923-2021

The longtime Senator and Vice Presidential and Presidential nominee is gone at 98.

Biden and Putin to Talk Ukraine

Russia may invade Ukraine again. The United States would prefer otherwise.

Esper Suing DoD Over Book Redactions

Trump’s last Secretary of Defense is being stymied by preclearance review.

Hezbollah in Latin America! (Part Gazillion)

A possible murder plot in Colombia embedded into a problematic multi-decade narrative.

Waukesha Christmas Parade Massacre

A serial criminal murdered five and injured dozens.

Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo) Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo)

Army to Separate National Guard Vaccine Refusniks

The next boot has dropped.

Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo) Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo)

Oklahoma National Guard Vaccine Standoff

The politicization of the virus continues.

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Trump, the GOP, and Stochastic Terrorism

A conversation in two parts.

Max Cleland, 1942-2021

The Vietnam War hero and one-term Georgia Senator has died at 79.

Air Force Could Lose 12,000 Vaccine Refusniks

While 96 percent of airmen are in compliance, the service is about to get smaller.

Rachel Levine Becomes 1st Transgender 4-Star

The Assistant Secretary for Health has put on a uniform and become an instant Admiral.

Colin Powell, 1937-2021

The trailblazing soldier-statesman has died at 84.

Stu Scheller’s Sideshow

The convicted criminal has taken his shenanigans to court.

Women Likely to be Included in Draft

A long-overdue change appears to be happening.

Defense Blames State for Afghan Fiasco

Their case is less than persuasive.

Worst Military Advice

President Biden was advised to keep troops in Afghanistan . . . for no apparent reason.

Did a US Drone Kill an NGO Worker?

A video that is worth your time.

Milley and Woodward Revisited

A follow-up to yesterday’s analysis.

Milley’s Soft Coup

While well-intentioned, the Chairman’s actions were illegal and dangerous.

9/11 at 20

Two decades after a day we’ll not forget.

OTB 2003 Revisited

A blast from the past.

Our Victory in Iraq

The wonders of hindsight.

The Taliban Are Who We Thought They Were

The notion of a kinder, gentler version has quickly been debunked.

Afghan Airlift Tradeoffs

Humanitarian instincts rightly trumped security concerns.

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The Forever War Isn’t Over By a Long Shot

We may be out of Afghanistan but the ‘war on terror’ is likely to continue indefinitely.

Afghanistan War’s Chaotic Ending

After 20 years, the conflict closes much as it began.

North Korea Restarts Yongbyon Reactor

Because Afghanistan and Hurricane Ida weren’t enough for the Biden administration to deal with.

Joe, You Are A Stubborn Old Man

I guess you proved your point about great powers picking and choosing their battlefields.

The Kabul Attack Death Toll

What we know of the American servicemembers killed.

US Retaliates Against ISIL-K

An unsatisfying first(?) response.

Terrorist Strike Hits Afghan Evacuation

Thirteen Marines and dozens of Afghan civilians are dead in a much-anticipated attack.

Moulton and Meijer Make Unauthorized Afghanistan Trip

Grandstanding in the midst of chaos is a bad look.

US Racing to Meet Withdrawal Deadline

The evacuation could soon become a terrorist target.

Trump and Pompeo Set Afghanistan Fiasco in Motion

They’ve got a lot of gall blaming Biden for this mess.